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Waste Heat Recovery in Industrial Drying Processes

Objective

The overall objective of the DryFiciency project is to lead energy-intensive sectors of the European manufacturing industry to high energy efficiency and a reduction of fossil carbon emissions by means of waste heat recovery to foster competitiveness, improve security of energy supply and guarantee sustainable production in Europe. The project addresses three sectors, namely brick, waste management and food industry. The results are however of major relevance for a number of other energy-intensive industries such as e.g. pulp and paper industry.
The DryFiciency consortium will elaborate technically and economically viable solutions for upgrading idle waste heat streams to process heat streams at higher temperature levels up to 160 °C. The key elements of the solution are three high temperature vapour compression heat pumps: two closed loop heat pump for air drying processes and one open loop heat pump for steam drying processes. The DryFiciency solution will be demonstrate under real production conditions in operational industrial drying processes in three leading European manufacturing companies from the food, brick and waste management industries.
The potential of the technology demonstrated is to reduce the specific energy demand for drying and dehydration from 700-800 kWh per ton down to 200 kWh per ton of evaporated water. The energy switch from fossil fuels towards heat pump technology reduces the environmental impact considerably and offers at the same time a potential for energy savings of up to 60-80 %. This will lead to substantial reduction of energy costs and consequently lower specific product costs resulting in a significantly improved competitiveness.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-PPP
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 706 583,80

Participants (14)

AGRANA STARKE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 262,50
Address
Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen Platz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIENERBERGER AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 563 896,07
Address
Wienerbergstrasse 11
1100 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RTDS - VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER KOMMUNIKATION UND VERMITTLUNG VON FORSCHUNG, TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION (RTDS VEREIN, ENGL. RTDS ASSOCIATION)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 352 312,50
Address
Lerchengasse 25/2-3
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 164 250
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ROTREX A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 321 508,77
Address
Industrigrenen 13
2635 Ishoej
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BITZER KUEHLMASCHINENBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eschenbrunnlestr. 15
71065 Sindelfingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHEMOURS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 564,63
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 229
63263 Neu-isenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 89 979,16
Address
Friesenheimer Strasse 19
68169 Mannheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eitzer Strasse 215
27283 Verden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 613 019,91
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
EPCON EVAPORATION TECHNOLOGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 229 250
Address
Ovre Flatasveg 6B
7079 Flatasen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIKING HEAT ENGINES AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 16 926,25
Address
Ostre Strandgate 40
4610 Kristiansand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCANSHIP AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 307 606,24
Address
Nedre Langgate 19
3126 Tonsberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEATEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tangen 8
4608 Kristiansand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)