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An Innovative, environmentally friendly CO2/Lubricant Absorption Power System for Highly efficient Power Generation from Low Temperature industrial waste heat to reduce emissions and costs

Objective

The EU manufacturing sector is vitally important to the EU economy, contributing ~17.1% of GDP and accounted for some 22 million jobs (2007) . EU exports have expanded by 4.7% p.a. over 2000-2008 and in some sectors the EU has increased its share of world exports between 1996 and 2006, notably in chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and motor vehicles. SMEs represent 99% of the EU manufacturing sector equating to over 2.5 million companies. As manufacturing is resource intensive both in terms of raw materials and energy consumption, despite rising costs (energy and raw materials) SMEs are under increasing threat to remain competitive against non-EU based companies.

The aim of the ICARUS project is to create an absorption power generation technology for low temperature (60-120oC) heat. This will enable us to create a waste-heat power generation system for industrial (chemical, cement etc.) applications that can achieve an efficiency of up to 20% for electricity to be generated from industrial waste heat (<120oC) without affecting industrial processes. By doing this, the absorption power generation system created will offer greatly improved environmental performance due to improved efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions at a cost that is affordable to the end-user. This will lead to significant economic and societal benefits to manufacturers. The SME consortium will target up to 10 % of the EU manufacturing SMEs operating within the Chemicals and Cement Industry within a 5 year period, thus achieving direct estimated annual sales of over €100 million, ~700 new jobs and thus helping manufacturing SMEs to make annual average CO2 emissions savings of up to 4,000 t p.a per company.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

EUROPEAN THERMODYNAMICS LIMITED
Address
Priory Business Park, Wiston Road 8
LE8 0RX Kibworth Harcourt
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 525 873,95
Administrative Contact
Kevin Simpson (Mr.)

Participants (9)

PARS MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 116 017
Address
Planlamacilar Sitesi 160 Sokak No 3 Beysukent Cankaya
06530 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Akmandor Ibrahim Sinan (Prof.)
HRS HEAT EXCHANGERS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 837
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
Javier Morales Diaz (Mr.)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 602
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Athanassiadou (Ms.)
TARMAC TRADING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 640
Address
Millfields Road Ettingshall
WV4 6JP Wolverhampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Phil Richards (Mr.)
TURKIYE CIMENTO SANAYICILERI BIRLIGI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
M Kemal Mah D Pinar Blv A Blok 266 104
06800 Cankaya Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Canan Derinöz Gencel (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 000
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT

Participation ended

Estonia
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 4 780
Address
Jackovinsli Klanec 17
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jasmina Petrinovic (Mrs.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 7 250,05
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Morris (Mr.)