The future of heavy industry is flexible
Press release - 27 Feb 2023
To meet the current EU sustainable goals for resources and energy-intensive industries quality is no longer enough. Flexibility is a decisive component for technologies to make industry clean and efficient. This has been the challenge of the EU-funded project BAMBOO since it began in September 2018
Implications of decarbonisation in a Steel Plant for Heat Recovery Measures
Press release - 24 Jan 2023
An investigation was made to determine the effect of changing energy sources in industrial furnaces using heat recovery systems in steel processing
Biomass as fuel input to become carbon neutral in the magnesia sector
Press release - 28 Nov 2022
Industries from the magnesia sector are implementing a long-term strategy to replace fossil fuels with biomass
Blast furnace gas combustion: a sustainable alternative for the steel industry?
Press release - 17 Oct 2022
Optical analysis of blast furnace gas combustion in a laboratory premixed burner
Color images to analyse Blast Furnace Gas combustion
Press release - 10 Oct 2022
Researchers have started to acquire images inside of BFG co-firing semi-industrial furnaces, employing a color camera
Waste valorisation in process industries
Press release - 02 May 2022
The valorisation of waste in the energy stream of intensive manufacturing can boost sustainability. The last paper produced by BAMBOO project explores the waste valorisation of Blast Furnace Gas (BFG) in the steel industry, through a colour camera
Optimized waste heat utilization in the steel industry with industrial heat pump and low-temperature distribution system
Press release - 10 Nov 2021
To tackle environmental and climate challenges, industry must reduce its emissions, implement energy efficiency and increase flexibility. The steel industry's energy consumption is strongly related to heat pump technologies that produce the necessary amount of heat and steam necessary for steel processing. However, much heat is lost in this process. And what if it could be captured and exploited elsewhere?
Integrated methodology to assess the energy flexibility potential in the process industry
Press release - 01 Sep 2021
Over the last decades, the energy mix has included increasingly more renewable energy, whose sources offer many long-term advantages. However, these energy sources are highly volatile. Wind or solar energy can produce a lot of energy, but they are not temporal neither geographical constant. A high degree of energy flexibility is therefore needed in industry so that it can benefit from energy price fluctuations.
Training programmes to bring together industry and the environment
Press release - 01 Sep 2021
Practical workshops and online seminars starting in October 2021 to improve the energy efficiency and flexibility of heavy industries. For professionals, university researchers and organisations.
The energy transition is underway
Press release - 16 Mar 2021
How can industries navigate the energy transition? The current paper shows the crucial role of energy flexibility and the key function of variable renewable energy to both stabilize the grid and fulfil the decarbonisation targets. The paper is based on a BAMBOO case study in the paper industry.
Energy flexibility in process industries: a companies’ must-have for the energy transition
Press release - 01 Sep 2020
In the past decades, the production industries focused their attention on the concept of energy flexibility to anticipate the energy transition requirements, lower the energy costs and cope with the energy prices fluctuations. The paper mentioned below investigates different flexibility strategies and identifies the requirements for the integration in a process industry environment. The analysis is based on a real case-study of the paper production plant UPM, located in Germany
Efficiency improvement of industrial processes: the ORC system in BAMBOO
Press release - 14 May 2020
How can waste heat recovery Organic Ranking Cycle support a sustainable energy conversion of power plants? Is the technology mature, and how is it declined and tested by BAMBOO project? Interview with the Turkish oil company TUPRAS.