European union initiatives to promote energy efficiency in the process industries
The 'Rational Use of Energy in Industry' sector of the 'JOULE' Programme focused on those new generic technologies which can bring major energy efficiency and pollution abatement, can compete with the best available technologies and can be transformed into commercial products or processes shortly after project completion. Some longer term technologies were also considered. Three levels of integration were addressed as follows: advanced unit operations, including process intensification, energy efficient separation processes and the efficient use of electricity and processes combining the efficient use of water and energy; systems engineering, covering systems modelling and new process routes; integrated projects in the field of industry, buildings and/or agriculture, covering integrated processes and large projects to be implemented on a European level. The projects which are currently supported are also described.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Rev Gén Therm, Vol. 37 (1998). pp. 159-164
Record Number: 199810657 / Last updated on: 1998-05-26
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