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Develop of a new and highly effective modeling and monitoring Energy Management System technique in order to improve Energy Efficiency and move to a low CO2 emission in the energy intensive non-metal

Objective

The EE-QUARRY project emerges from the necessity to control a very demanding energy-intensive industry, which characterizes from its high energy demands and enormous CO2 emissions. The goal is to improve energy efficiency and to reduce CO2 on quarries, through the develop of a new and highly effective modeling and monitoring Energy Management System technique. The use of crushed stone could increase at a quicker rate than any other major material use. Given the market size, ample resources and stable growth potential of this industry, the understanding and dissemination of energy efficiency opportunities is paramount for European energy efficiency goals. Further, since there are literally several thousands facilities throughout Europe, there is a huge opportunity for replicability of identified energy efficiency measures. This project will first review the stone mining and crushing production processes. It is also important to show that energy use is focused in rock blasting, shot-rock transportation, rock crushing, conveying and screening. As such, standard building energy efficiency measures such as lighting retrofits and support system optimization have small impacts on overall plant energy use. The identification of energy opportunities thus relies heavily on systems optimization. System optimization not only encourages energy efficiency, but typically benefits production as well. Coupled with productivity improvements, the economic incentives for energy efficiency measures in this industry have the magnitude and quick payback that could facilitate industry-wide replication. Once the whole extracting industry process is over, and the quarry plant arrives to the end of its life cycle, many CO2 neutralizing activities will take place. The goal is to generate EE opportunities and CO2 compensation activities due to the environmental impact created in its life time cycle.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-2
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Coordinator

SOLINTEL M&P SL
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
J. Antonio Barona (Mr.)

Participants (11)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel París Torres (Mr.)
ARIDOS CARMONA S.A.
Spain
Address
Pgn Industrial San Isidro
Armilla Granada
Administrative Contact
Rafael Rodriguez (Mr.)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MARMOL Y LA PIEDRA
Spain
Address
Pol. Ind. El Matadero, Ctra. De Murcia S/n
30430 Cehegin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Lopez Martinez (Ms.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
EXERGIA ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANTS AE
Greece
Address
15 Voukourestiou Str
106 71 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleni Kokorigou (Ms.)
Mineral Industry Research Organisation
United Kingdom
Address
Copt Heath Drive 78
B93 9PB Solihull
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Anthony Fenton (Mr.)
EPC FRANCE SAS
S&B INDUSTRIAL MINERALS MINING OUARRYING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL TOURISTSHIPPING TECHNICAL COMPANY SA
Greece
Address
An Metaxa Street 15
14564 Kifissia Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Athanasios Karalis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Adams (Ms.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Artur Kostrzewa (Mr.)
NITRO BICKFORD GIE
France
Address
Rue Vernet
Paris
Administrative Contact
Juan Carlos Perez Le Tiec (Mr.)