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HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Objective

Energy-Intensive Industries (EII) in Europe are characterized by very high energy production costs as well as by an important level of CO2 emissions. Energy production costs account for up to 40% of total production costs in some EII, while EII emissions represent a quarter of total EU CO2 emissions. EII are therefore directly concerned by the EU 2014 Energy/Climate Package, which sets a global objective of 40% reduction of GHG emissions and 27% increase of energy efficiency by 2030.
The report on energy prices and costs for some energy-intensive sectors published by the European Commission showed for example that natural gas prices for European ceramic companies increased by around 30% between 2010 and 2012 and they were four times higher than in Russia and more than three times higher than in the USA. Similarly, electricity costs were two times higher in the EU than in the USA and Russia. Such figures clearly confirm that energy is a crucial element for the competitiveness of our industry.
Therefore, an integrated approach to process innovation is proposed within ETEKINA project covering design, simulation, operating conditions and process management together with breakthrough technology for waste heat recovery.
The overall objective of ETEKINA project is to improve the energy performance of industrial processes. For this to be possible, the valorisation of waste heat by a turnkey modular Heat Pipe Based Heat Exchanger (HPHE) technology adaptable to different industry sectors will be addressed within the project and demonstrated in three industrial processes from the non-ferrous, steel and ceramic sectors in order to demonstrate:
(i) the economic feasibility of the solution, and therefore
(ii) its market potential.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-PPP
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Coordinator

IKERLAN S. COOP
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 771 000

Participants (9)

FAGOR EDERLAN S.COOP.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 452 625
Address
Torrebaso Pasealekua 7
20540 Eskoriatza Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIAL FURNACES INSERTEC S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 197 050
Address
Avenida Cervantes 6
48970 Basauri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECONOTHERM (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 417 383,75
Address
Unit F1 Waterton Road
CF31 3YY Bridgend
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 696 921,25
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIJ METAL RAVNE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 265 125
Address
Koroska Cesta 14
2390 Ravne Na Koroskem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 353 407,50
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
CERAMICHE ATLAS CONCORDE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 794 789,63
Address
Via Canaletto 141
41042 Fiorano Modenese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Lindenstrasse 87
26123 Oldenburg
Activity type
Other