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New Designs of Ecological Furnaces

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246335

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 118 250,71

  • EU contribution

    € 8 400 000

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

Objective

The general objective of the EDEFU project consists in developing new technologies of heating, new refractory materials to improve heat insulations and new designs for innovating recovery systems for residues for industrial furnaces in Non ferrous metals, glass, ceramics and cement industries. The evaluation of the success of the project will be realised through the validation of real scale demonstrators and prototypes integrating the new above mentioned technologies.

Thanks to the project the following improvements are expected: 20% reduction in energy consumption is expected compared with current systems, zero particle emission in the atmosphere and the transformation of heat in usable energies, the reduction of at least 50% in the generation of residues through innovating recovery system of residues and reusability of the 100% of the generated CO. These developments, will allow to the generation of new furnaces with greater energetic efficiency and a minimal environmental footprint.

In addition these new technologies will allow reaching efficient operating conditions: reduction of times of fusion, minor power consumption in zones of maintenance and energy storage.
On th emonger term, the project will grealty contribute to increase the competitiveness of the Foundry, Glass, Cement and Ceramic industries often economically unfavoured by new environmental regulations on the European Industry.

The obtained results will be of direct applications in the mentioned industries and can be indirectly applied to other sectors like automotive, aeronautics, railway industries. The four mentioned target industries actually contirbute to produce components for vehicles (engine aluminium block), construction (cement for buildings), ceramic bricks, floor tiles, porcelain, urban furnitures,, food industry (cabbage-cutters, beaters) and electronics: housing, connectors, electrical sector, cables, subjections of electrical laying.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 673 791,98

Administrative Contact

Ane Miren Irazustabarrena Murgiondo (Ms.)

Participants (19)

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 780 169,10

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 480 491,35

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 608 133,30

INDAL CASTING S.A.

Spain

Vidrala S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 345 114

MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 255 866,94

CERApro Hochtemperaturtechnik GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 575 734,50

GIESSEREI INSTADSETZUNG SERVICE 2003 S.L.

Spain

BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 351 428,48

CARBOLITE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 22 693

LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 378 279

CEMEX POLSKA SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 70 856,70

KAUNO JIESIA UAB

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 197 841,61

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 573 426,22

VEREIN DEUTSCHE ZEMENTWERKE EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 269 280

REFRACTARIOS KELSEN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 402 504,20

SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 352 476,86

FUNDICION DE ALUMINIO POR GRAVEDAD SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 273 948

KROWN SERVICIOS INTEGRALES DE FUNDICION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 787 964,76

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 246335

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2010

  • End date

    31 May 2014

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 118 250,71

  • EU contribution

    € 8 400 000

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

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