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Novel integrated refurbishment solution as a key path towards creating eco-efficient and competitive furnaces

Objective

The main goal of VULKANO is the retrofitting of two types of industrial furnaces, namely preheating and melting, applied on three energy–intensive sectors (steel, ceramic and aluminium) with a huge number of potential users in Europe. Thus, this project aims to design, implement and validate an advanced retrofitting integrated solution to increase the energy and environmental efficiency in existing industrial furnaces fed with NG; through the combined implementation of new solutions based on high temperature phase change materials, new refractories, optimised co-firing of NG and syngas from biomass or process gas, an advanced monitoring and control system and an holistic in-house predictive tool. All together will achieve a 20% increase in the energy efficiency of furnaces.
On top of that, the realistic and powerful holistic tool will also able to optimize the integration of the solution with upstream/downstream perspective, following a life cycle and cost thinking. This predictive tool will support plant operators and decision makers to select most suitable retrofitting strategy for their plants, fostering overall efficiency, increase in competitiveness and circular economy and reducing the environmental impact of the product value chain from an LCA and LCC perspective.
The retrofitting solutions will be tested at TRL 7 in two real facilities in Ceramic (Spain) and Steel (Slovenia) sector, validating the replicability of such solutions in a third sector (Aluminium-Turkey). VULKANO addresses the main challenge when facing furnaces retrofitting, which is tackling the problem from an overall and cost thinking perspective, which will enable overcoming the barriers for energy efficiency improvements. A well balanced consortium formed by end-users, technology solutions providers and research organizations ensures successful achievement of objectives, which will allow a wide spreading replication strategy towards furnaces retrofitting towards modern and efficient designs

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 119 687,50

Participants (11)

BOSIO PROIZVODNO-TRGOVSKO PODJETJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 1 269 988,75
Address
Bukovzlak 109
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIVES STEIN
France
EU contribution
€ 523 397,50
Address
108-112 Avenue De La Liberte
94700 Maisons-alfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 682 188,75
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 349 515
Address
Mere View Industrial Estate Unit 32 Yaxley
PE7 3HS Peterborough Cambs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALJI PROIZVODNJA VALJEV IN ULITKOVDOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 601 750
Address
Zelezarska Cesta 3
3220 Store
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 453 312,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 834 755
Address
Ul. Mory 8
01 330 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
TORRECID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 344 687,50
Address
Partida Torreta
12110 Alcora Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASAS ALUMINYUM SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 252 500
Address
Ruzgarlibahce Mah. Kumlu Sok. Asas Ism. 2
34810 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIDAUT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 240 281,25
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations