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Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns

Objective

The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for ceramic industrial furnaces, characterised by optimised energy consumption, reduced emissions, and lower operating costs compared to currently available technological solutions. This will be obtained by substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system) and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to the current furnace architecture.

DREAM Specific objectives will be:
O1 – To design innovative hardware furnace components improving energy efficiency (biofuel-fed CHP unit, heat pipes, emission abatement system)
O2 – To introduce substantial improvements on current hardware-software kiln parts (kiln control tool, refractory materials)
O3 – To test the DREAM solutions in a variety of industrial settings (retrofitting and pilot kiln demonstrators)
O4 – To pave the way for a full seizure of DREAM related market opportunities (dissemination, exploitation within the ceramic sector and market replication)

DREAM will develop and demonstrate technologies enabling a significant advancement in the sustainability of ceramics processes, implementing 5 synergic lines of research and 3 industrial demonstrators, which will act as technological showcases for market deployment. Such approach will enable to advance, in the five lines of research, from TRL4 to TRL6.

DREAM will strongly contribute to both the sustainability and competitiveness of the European ceramics and process industries. In particular, the DREAM technologies will earn an overall 20% OPEX and energy consumption reduction for industrial furnaces, with an average investment payback time for end users lower than 3 years.

The DREAM coordinator and industrial partners are technology and market leaders in the ceramics equipment field, and this will streamline the translation of the DREAM research results into successful products and services.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2016
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Coordinator

SACMI FORNI SPA
Address
Via Selice Provinciale 17A Stradario 03520
40026 Imola Bo
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 069 000

Participants (10)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LASINDUSTRIAS CERAMICAS AICE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 567 750
Address
Campus Universitario Riu Sec
12006 Castellon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 481 875
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECONOTHERM (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 100
Address
Unit F1 Waterton Road
CF31 3YY Bridgend
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
FORSCHUNGSGEMEINSCHAFT FEUERFEST EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 425 250
Address
Rheinstrasse 58
56203 Hohr Grenzhausen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RATH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 474 975
Address
Ossietzkystrasse 37/38
01662 Meissen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 484 030
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Centro di Ricerca e Innovazione tecnologica srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 341 875
Address
Via Confine 2310
41058 Vignola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KERABEN GRUPO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 375
Address
Ctra Valencia Barcelona Km44.3
12520 Nules
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIRAGE GRANITO CERAMICO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Via Giardini Nord 225
41026 Pavullo Nel Frignano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)