The energy transition towards a secure, competitive and decarbonised energy system is among the main environmental challenges that energy intensive industries are currently facing. They must adapt their current consumption and production patterns to a higher share of fluctuating renewable energy supply. To meet this goal EU plants need to:
- access to better information to integrate variable and non-programmable energy sources
- improve their flexibility on electricity supply
- decrease the consumption and dependence on fossil fuels while improving energy saving
BAMBOO will move this way. New technologies addressing energy and resource efficiency challenges will be tested and integrated in 4 intensive industries: steel, petrochemical, minerals and pulp and paper.
These technologies will be adapted, tested and validated under real production conditions focus on three main innovation pillars: waste heat recovery, electrical flexibility and waste streams valorisation. BAMBOO will empower intensive industries to take better decisions to become more competitive in the use of natural resources in a broader context.
Finally, BAMBOO contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The Goals are the blueprint to get a better and more sustainable future for all and address the global challenges we face: