Waste valorisation in process industries
Project’s update - 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
Project’s update - 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
Project’s update - 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.
The energy transition is underway
Project’s update - 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
Project’s update - 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
Project’s update - 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.
Extractive industry, environment and market potential: interview to Grecian Magnesite
Project’s update - 12 Mar 2020
Minerals are everywhere: the modern society uses minerals for constructions and infrastructure sectors, for generating power, processing waste, production of wide consumption products, automotive, medicine, cosmetics, digital technology products and many other goods. The capacity of Mineral Raw Materials is a requirement for the sustainable function, prosperity and progress of modern societies.
Can heat pumps help greening industrial processes?
Project’s update - 18 Dec 2019
Innovative heat pumps have the potential for big savings: they can boost energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint