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
Taking the heat: how innovation could slash emissions from oil and gas refining
Article - 20 Jan 2022
New refinements to old technology could drastically reduce the electricity consumption of refinery processes by maximising the potential of waste heat to make emissions-free power
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.
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 steel industry’s quest for an emissions-free future
Article - 19 Apr 2021
As the effects of global warming continue to capture headlines around Europe, many of the region’s major industries from steelmaking to chemical production are responding to the European Union’s call to radically reduce emissions sooner rather than later
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.
Newsletter - 02 Feb 2021
The last time we updated, the demo-sites were about to be implemented and the virtual modelling to feed decision support system tool for flexibility management was starting.
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
BAMBOO Newsletter 2
Newsletter - 26 May 2020
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)
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.