Expert in process engineering
Use sciences to solve real-world engineering problems
For over 15 years, CASPEO helps engineers and scientists to enhance their plants processing complex raw materials. Expert in process engineering, we deliver process simulation software and independent consulting services for various industries. Our goal: help you to find the most cost-effective option to design and improve your process. Discover our unique approach in process engineering, beyond process simulation.
Our story began in the mineral processing industry
CASPEO is a French SME created in 2004 by Marie-Véronique Durance and Stéphane Brochot, expert in process engineering and IT.
Spin-off of BRGM, the French geological survey, the raison d’être of CASPEO was to offer to the mining industry methods and computational tools, fruit of years of research: “ sciences to enhance your resources ”.
This is how CASPEO became a reference in the mineral processing industry.
Today, CASPEO serves various markets such as mining and metallurgy, biomass and food processing, solid waste treatment and other processing industries.
More than 300 customers worldwide have choosen CASPEO as engineering expert: processing plants, engineering firms, R&D centers as well as universities. And you?
Why choose our process engineering office?
15 years of experience
Double expertise in process and IT
Objective and independent engineers
Worldwide partners network
Material and process modeling
Beyond process simulation
Customized to your needs
Combination of software and services
At each stage of the process life-cycle
Advanced and multi-language tools
Combine computer-aided and process engineering
CASPEO provides process simulation software. CASPEO is the publisher of the USIM PAC, BILCO & ECHANT engineering software. We also develop the INVENTEO metallurgical accounting solution. We are the distributor of FLUIDFLOW, a pipe sizing and pressure drop software.
CASPEO offers also independent and objective consulting services from the earliest stages of the project design to its operation.
In addition, our activities include training in process engineering.
By combining our expertise in computer-aided and process engineering, we help you to find the most cost-effective process design and improve the performance and the energy efficiency of your plant. Our goal: turn operational data into valuable information.
Sciences to achieve operational excellence
We believe sciences may solve real-world engineering problems.
We think process simulation, well applied, improves the plant design and its efficiency, profitability and sustainability.
Our strength: a multi-disciplinary approach based on mathematical modeling, chemical and process engineering and IT.
Empower your decision beyond traditional process simulation
A unique approach…
CASPEO know-how consists not only in process modeling and simulation. Our approach goes beyond simulation. We believe to support decision-making, accurate data being the key. That is why we also propose sampling, data reconciliation, mass balancing and piping software and expertise.
Another aspect of our approach: to characterize both material and unit operations at a whole.
… Allowing to deal with complex and variable raw materials
Based on our experience with solids, we have transferred our approach to any process industry dealing with materials that are difficult to model: ores, food and feed, waste, mixtures…
Benefits of the flexibility of an SME
with the expertise of a large company
Working with us means to find an adaptable and flexible partner.
- Our team works with you, and not for you.
- Benefit from a direct working relationship with our consultants.
- Obtain a more individualized service and then a more customized solution.
- Our engineering experts make a point of honor to share and transfer their knowledge.
- We are used to solve unusual and complex problems.
Last, but not least! We use our products. Process engineers like you, we live and know exactly your needs.
Sure, you will enjoy working with us!
Support you with innovative process solutions
Looking ahead to the future, CASPEO endeavours to maintain a research and development activity. In this way, our engineers always bring you the latest, state-of-the-art technologies to optimize your process.
As an expert in process engineering, CASPEO is involved in confidential bilateral industrial projects as well as in public funded collaborative projects. We support innovative projects at the early stage as well as during process development, scale-up and optimization with technical-economic studies, process analysis, mathematical modeling and computer simulation…
Below are some R&D projects in which our researchers have been involved.
- BioMine: development of pilot monitoring and modelling of an ore bioleaching process (as
subcontractor of BRGM)
- CEReS: co-processing of coal mine and electronic waste, novel resources for a sustainable future
- ITERAMS H2020: Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply water
mass balances and process modelling
- AWAST: modelling of various unit operations in urban waste processing
- TRIPLE project: simulation-based optimization of WEEE sorting and recycling
- BISIGIDOS: modelling of a photobioreactor for microalgae and of the downstream process for producing added-value molecules
- SYNTHONS: simulation-based optimization of vegetal extraction processes
CASPEO will participate at the next J3P scientific day on hydrometallurgical processing - Nancy (France), November 28, 2019. Hydrometallurgical processes for metal recovery and...
Geologia is the French exhibition where students and geoscience companies meet. Join CASPEO in Nancy (France), November 14, 2019. The place where students and geoscience...
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CASPEO provides trusted process design and optimization services and simulation software to engineers dealing with solids and all types of raw materials. With CASPEO, go beyond process simulation.