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BAMBOO project is reaching its midpoint, with the consortium fully engaged in the achievement of project objectives: reducing energy costs, improving processes efficiency and decreasing the GHG emissions in four energy-intensive industries (steel, petrochemical, pulp & paper and minerals). 

On March 18th, during 2nd General Assembly, held online because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the participants actively presented the status of the different developments and set the action plan for the coming months.

Among the different innovations which will be implemented to improve processes efficiency, the high-temperature heat pump planned to be installed in ArcelorMittal plant in Avilés (Spain), and the Organic Rankine Cycle, set up in TÜPRAS Izmit refinery (Turkey), have started their detailed engineering activities, after finishing modelling and system definition. Next steps involve final designs, component purchase and prototypes manufacturing.
Regarding the developments about combustion of alternative fuels, a wide simulation campaign has been carried out during the last months.Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations results are leading to a final design of a Low NOx burner for an existing kiln in the partner Grecian Magnesite in Yerakini (Greece).

CFD calculations are also supporting laboratory trials and flame monitoring system engineering which will be deployed in the ArcelorMittal experimental facilities in Gijón (Spain).

Thanks to the thorough analysis of the demo-sites performed during the first months, new opportunities in the paper sector have arisen. These changes, focusing on the growing interest in increasing renewable energy sources within partner UPM facilities, may shift the initial BAMBOO scope for paper&pulp sector towards the conversion of the plant in an innovative seasonal-long-term battery.

Thus, BAMBOO project faces the next months within a challenging scenario, where most of the solutions keep on moving forward including, on the one hand, final demo-site implementation and, on the other hand, virtual modelling to feed decision support system tool for flexibility management.

Cristina Gonzalo Tirado
BAMBOO Coordinator - Fundaciòn CIRCE
Heavy industry is changing, for the better.
Are you ready for this flexible industry revolution?

How can waste heat recovery Organic Ranking Cycle support a sustainable energy conversion of power plants? Interview with the Turkish oil company TUPRAS.
The capacity of Mineral Raw Materials is a requirement for the sustainable function, prosperity and progress of modern societies.
Innovative technologies to increase industrial competitiveness through the flexibility of processes. 
How will BAMBOO contribute to improving industrial flexibility?
BAMBOO is expected to demonstrate energy and materials demand management concepts in highly intensive industries relying on the valorisation and reuse of waste streams. BAMBOO solutions will make REII more sustainable as they will improve the energy efficiency of the processes while enabling a better management of the energy sources.
Steel is the world's most popular construction material because of its unique combination of durability, workability and cost. We'll add sustainability.
In the 21st century, a globalized mining industry of large multinational corporations has arisen. Peak minerals and environmental impacts have also become a concern.

The pulp and paper industry is one of the largest industries in the world. It is a complex one with many different kinds of mills, products and processes.

The petrochemicals industry has evolved out of oil and gas processing by adding value to low-value by-products, which have limited use in the fuels industry.
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