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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.
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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)

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PARS MAKINA SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 116 017

HRS HEAT EXCHANGERS SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 837

CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 226 602

TARMAC TRADING LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 640

TURKIYE CIMENTO MUSTAHSILLERI BIRLIGI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 8 000

OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT

Estonia

NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 4 780

THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 7 250,05

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 314991

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 August 2012

  • End date

    31 July 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 422 301,85

  • EU contribution

    € 1 110 000

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN THERMODYNAMICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

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