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HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

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.
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Coordinator

IKERLAN S COOP

Address

P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 771 000

Participants (9)

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FAGOR EDERLAN S.COOP.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 452 625

INDUSTRIAL FURNACES INSERTEC S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 197 050

ECONOTHERM (UK) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 371 883,75

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 696 921,25

SIJ METAL RAVNE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 265 125

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 353 407,50

CERAMICHE ATLAS CONCORDE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 840 289,63

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768772

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 507 380

  • EU contribution

    € 4 617 677,13

Coordinated by:

IKERLAN S COOP

Spain