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Waste Heat Recovery Power Generation Based on ORC Technology in Foundry Industry

Objective

This project aims to significantly improve the competitive position of our SME foundry members within the SME-AG partner European Investment Casters’ Federation (EICF), Svenska Gjuteriföreningen (SG, Swedish foundry association), Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE, with its Association of metalworks in Croatia that includes all foundries) and Foundry Association of the Basque Country and Navarre (AFV) by significantly cutting their operational and energy costs. At the same time we will benefit from the exclusive position to produce, commercialise and control the exploitation of an innovative cutting edge technology into the EU and worldwide markets. Also, important benefit is ecological improvement of our environment, e.g. less CO2 and heat disposal into atmosphere.
Hence with this paper we are proposing a product that will still remain profitable even with future lower electricity energy tariffs through incentives, resulting with estimated benefit and savings for the SME-AG members for each year/foundry of about 170kEUR/year with additional 600 tons of CO2 savings/foundry/year.
Therefore the strategic overall objective of the project is to develop a cost effective and low maintenance Waste Heat Recovery system for Power Generation in the Foundry Industry. The designed Waste Heat Recovery system (WHRS) will be based on ORC process, primarily attached to the waste heat sources within the foundry plants, ultimately to produce electrical energy and sell it directly to the power grids or use it for internal consumption purposes. One of the FoundEnergy secondary outputs is also production of hot water for various purposes and needs, including preheat of smelting components or housing hot water supply.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 138 611,25
Administrative Contact
Anne Irazustabarrena Murgiondo

Participants (11)

CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY CCE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 337 594
Address
Rooseveltov Trg 2
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krešimir štih (Mr.)
SVENSKA GJUTERIFORENINGEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 359 222,25
Address
Tullportsgatan 3
5502 Jonkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernt-Håkan Melin (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE FUNDIDORES DEL PAIS VASCO Y NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 376 027
Address
Alameda Urquijo 33 1 D
48008 Bilbao
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marcial Alzaga (Mr.)
HRS HEAT EXCHANGERS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 934,25
Address
Calle Castillo De La Concepcion (Polig Ind San Martin) Nave 6
30564 Lorqui Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Javier Abad Ruiz (Mr.)
PRESIKA DOO ZA TRGOVINU I PROIZVODNJU

Participation ended

Croatia
EU contribution
€ 315 884
Address
Vinez 602
52220 Labin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martina Baznik (Ms.)
EPSCO s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 320 327
Address
Viale Lombardia 12
20131 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonardo Vissone (Mr.)
GREENBANK TEROTECH LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 292,25
Address
Hartshorne Road
DE11 7GT Derby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Killbery (Dr.)
NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 23 880
Address
Jackovinsli Klanec 17
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Petrinović (Ms.)
THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 53 891
Address
Middle Aston House
OX25 5PT Middle Aston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Tranter (Mr.)
P.P.C. BUZET DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 29 337
Address
Most 24
52420 Buzet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Zornada (Mr.)
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT CASTERS' FEDERATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 53 500
Address
Mendip Road 220 Yatton
BS49 4DG Bristol
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
David Alan Ford (Dr.)