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

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.
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 138 611,25

Administrative Contact

Anne Irazustabarrena Murgiondo

Participants (11)

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CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY CCE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 337 594

SVENSKA GJUTERIFORENINGEN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 359 222,25

ASOCIACION DE FUNDIDORES DEL PAIS VASCO Y NAVARRA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 376 027

HRS HEAT EXCHANGERS SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 305 934,25

PRESIKA DOO ZA TRGOVINU I PROIZVODNJU

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 315 884

EPSCO s.r.l.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 320 327

GREENBANK TEROTECH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 285 292,25

NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 23 880

THE UK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 53 891

P.P.C. BUZET DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 29 337

EUROPEAN INVESTMENT CASTERS' FEDERATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 53 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285954

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 336 811

  • EU contribution

    € 2 599 500

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain