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Modular HEATing Technology through renewable resources for steel production

Project description

Hybrid heating technology to decarbonise the steel industry

Downstream steel production relies on fossil fuels, causing significant environmental impacts. Finding new ways to reduce it is crucial. Reheating furnaces, currently using CH4 burners, emit high levels of CO2. The EU-funded ModHEATech project aims to decarbonise industrial heating by introducing hybrid technology that combines electrification and gas burning. This solution combines different technologies through ‘hybrid heating’ to improve efficiency. It uses off-gases from the furnace to recover enthalpy and partially electrifies the furnace with an induction system. The electricity needed to power the inductor will be provided by a renewable energy source (RES) and a heat recovery system.

Objective

Nowadays the overall energy demand in downstream steel production is mainly based on fossil fuel, so it is fundamental to find and set new ways to overcome the environmental impact of steel production
Currently, the state-of-art of reheating furnaces is based on CH4 burners, with an evident environmental impact on CO2 emissions
The main objective is to decarbonize this process, based on the introduction of hybrid heating technology, based on electrification and gas-burning properly combined. This solution provides an opportunity to explore the synergic effect of different technologies, by “hybrid heating”. Moreover, the whole efficiency of the heating process can be furtherly improved by the recovery of enthalpy content of off-gases from the furnace. The furnace partial electrification will be realized by the installation of an induction system. The electricity to feed the inductor will be provided by a renewable source (RES) and by the heat recovery system.

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RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 111 950,00
Address
VIA DI CASTEL ROMANO 100
00128 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 1 853 250,00

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