Energy Recovery & DHC

Electricity is remarkably versatile in terms of its potential uses, but some industrial processes will be difficult to decarbonise irrespective of Europe’s overall decarbonisation strategy. Cement, steel and plastics manufacturing, in particular, pose major challenges. The bulk of cement emissions at a modern production facility, for example, are so-called ‘process emissions’ stemming directly…

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Energy Recovery & DHC

Deep decarbonisation of industry: The cement sector

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Fossil fuel combustion to meet heating needs accounts for 35% of cement’s CO2 emissions. The remaining 65% are due to direct process emissions, which must also be addressed.

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Energy Recovery & DHC

Escaping the horns of a dilemma

“Phaedrus, however, because of his training in logic, was aware that every dilemma affords not two but three classic refutations, and he also knew of a few that weren’t so classic, so he smiled…

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Energy Recovery & DHC

Decarbonisation of industrial heat: The iron and steel sector

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Current primary steel production is highly integrated; incremental efficiency improvements can only further reduce emissions by about 10%. The analysis of scenarios published recently…

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Energy Recovery & DHC

5 Things you need to know about 5G Heat (Fifth Generation Heat!)

In my blog ‘How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!’ I predicted that by 2030 all city centres will have some form of fifth generation heat network – taking heat…

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Heat Source Technology

ORC-systems are helping to create a sustainable energy future

ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology made possible by SWEP brazed plate heat exchangers is being used in Sweden to transform waste heat into renewable electricity. This high efficiency and low maintenance way to produce sustainable electricity is being adopted by district heating systems around the world. Read how Ronneby Municipality put this innovative technology to use.

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Energy Recovery & DHC Heat Source Technology

Rank Organic Rankine Cycle Technology with applications in Heat Recovery solution

In a project involving ACCIONA and KEROS CERAMICA, RANK has worked with SWEP to implement a heat recovery solution for electricity power generation. ORC RANK equipment capacities range from 2 to 100 kWe. The activation range for the low-temperature equipment starts at just 85 °C.SWEP's heat exchangers are installed as economizers, evaporators and condensers.

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Energy Recovery & DHC Heat Source Technology Heat Temperature

Shining a light on Tomatoes

Royal Pride Holland is using the J624 GS engines to power the greenhouse's new cogeneration plant. Some of the power generated is used for lighting for the tomatoes, but most is supplied to the public power grid. Because the waste heat from the engines can be used at very low temperatures, and the CO2 in its exhaust gas can also be used, the overall level of efficiency is 95 percent.

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Gothenborg Energi sees the bigger Picture

The heat recovery block station at the car manufacturer plant replaced an outdated technical setup: With this highly efficient heat exchange the supply temperature from the refinery no longer needed to be additionally heated. The estimated Return On Investment (ROI) is less than five months.

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Heat Source Technology Heat Temperature

Clean Power when ORC System recovers Waste Heat

Generating clean power in Japanese incineration plant: When the Japanese-based company Daiichi Jitsugy got a request from Ertec to install an ORC system in their new waste incineration plant, the company’s engineers knew that they would need a heat exchanger out of the ordinary.

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