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Optimization of systems, energy management and environmental impact in process engineering

Objective

Currently the energy consumption in the European Union amounts to circa 1500 million tonnes (coal equivalent) of primary energy. By 2020, 1600 million tonnes will be needed even though the energy utilization efficiency is expected to increase by 18%. The changes in the European energy markets as well as the forthcoming Carbon Tax and emission-trading schemes are the primary scientific and technological reasons for establishing this network.

The scientific and technical objective of this work is to develop a package of tools for optimization of energy usage in industry. Two types of tools are foreseen: the first type is a package of new methodologies for energy usage optimization that includes the thermoeconomic analysis (TEA) and the energy life-cycle analysis (ELCA). Both analysis include costs to the environment and the society due to individual pollutants. The second type includes development of specific software packages for optimization of energy generation by combustion of fossil fuels. To meet the S&T objectives an interdisciplinary and intersectorial approach is needed.

The basic network disciplines are economics and process engineering and these are supported by computer sciences, complex environmental systems, fuel processing and combustion. The INSPIRE network team includes three important industrial companies (ENEL, GdF, IMPOL), two private research institutes (ECN, CUTEC GmbH), ten universities and a software company (FLUENT GmbH). Four institutions from the less-favoured regions of the EU participate in the network.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-MOBILITY-1
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Funding Scheme

RTN - Marie Curie actions-Research Training Networks

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT CLAUSTHAL
Address
Adolf-roemer-strasse 2A
Clausthal-zellerfeld
Germany

Participants (15)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
CLAUSTHALER UMWELTTECHNIK-INSTITUT GMBH
Germany
Address
Leibnizstrasse 21 + 23
Clausthal-zellerfeld
ENEL PRODUZIONE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
Roma
FLUENT DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Birkenweg 14A
Darmstadt
GAZ DE FRANCE SA
France
Address
23, Rue Philibert Delorme
Paris
IMPOL INDUSTRIJA METALNIH POLIZDELKOV
Slovenia
Address
Partizanska Cesta 38
Slovenska Bistrica
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9
Athens-zografou
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2
Gliwice
POLITEHNIKA NOVA GORICA
Slovenia
Address
Kostanjeviska 16
Nova Gorica
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND - ECN
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
Petten
TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO - TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Tampere
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
Firenze
VYSOKA SKOLA BANSKA -TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA OSTRAVA
Czechia
Address
17.Listopadu 15
Ostrava-poruba