Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CoMoCo (Development of an Intelligent Controller for Electro-motors)
Reporting period: 2017-12-01 to 2018-04-30
The controller measures the electromagnetic field in the EM without using mechanical sensors. Switching to energy efficient electro-motors can save Europe up to 202 billion kWh in electricity consumption, equivalent to a reduction of €10 billion per year in operating costs for industry, as well as a reduction of 79 million tonne of CO2 emissions. CoMoCo was already tested and it proofed to be a cutting-edge, energy-efficient, economically accessible and profitable EM controller to reduce the energy consumption by 80% in ventilation systems operated in pig farms. In this proposal, the SME CONTRONICS is applying for funding for a feasibility study to further verify the technological development, as well as economic viability of the CoMoCo intelligent EM control, in diverse industrial applications.
» A clear, measurable, realistic and achievable business plan including a marketing strategy for optimal commercialization
» A thorough analysis of the legal aspects including safety regulations
» The preparation for the acquisition of quality assurance and safety certifications (e.g. CE- & DIN EN-certificates)
» A characterization of the target markets and to profile potential customers
» A distributor network for the most promising markets
» Competitive marketing and finance strategies.
» There is no competitor that can generate energy saving of to reduce between 75 to 90 % the electric energy consumption of mid‐size EMs with an output power of 0.25 kW to 25 kW.
» CoMoCo system has been already tested for more than years. In two identically pig stables, CoMoCo-system was compared with other controllers for industrial Fans, showing an energy reduction of 48% compared with a stable with a standard frequency controller, and 81% compared with a Triac-based controller
» The identified potential clients for CoMoCO controller are Germany, Spain, France, UK, Italy, UK, and Netherlands.
» The identified potential clients where the controller will be firstly implemented are Germany, Netherlands, nevertheless after some 2 years CONTRONICS can aim to expand into are Spain, France, UK, Italy and UK.
» MCP claims that switching to energy efficient motor-driven systems can save Europe up to 202 billion kWh in electricity consumption, equivalent to a reduction of €10 billion per year in operating costs for industry and 88,109.74 tons of CO2 emission per year. This trend can be improved with the implementation of CoMoCo´s Market Strategy.
» CoMoCo is a key factor to address the EU-challenges of energy efficiency, for instance, Directive 2009/125/EC ErP (Energy-related Products) and Directive 2012/27/EU. In addition, CoMoCo will impel the EU-challenges of Motor Challenge Programme (MCP).
» With CoMoCo the efficiency of the electro motors that already are in the market will be increased. The foregoing represents a reduction energy consumption in market as animal farming and ecomobilty, as well as other sectors . This will have a direct impact in the global economy and ambient due to the reduction of GHG emissions by electrical consumption.
» Necessary external support for the finalisation of the high efficient controller would be a funding and the total costs for the finalisation of the high efficient controller to achieve a market introduction have been estimated to be 1,100,000 Euros at maximum.