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SUSHEAT Smart Integration of Waste and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Heat Upgrade in the Industry

SUSHEAT faces the main technological challenges to address the development of the key components for a new generation of highly efficient industrial heat upgrade systems fed by Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and waste heat recuperation. SUSHEAT technologies will explore renewable-based flexible and reliable heating solutions to power industrial processes. This will enable industry to transition away from polluting carbon-intensive fuels that dominate the energy mix. New and existing AI-assisted systems will be explored for optimal heat harvest, conversion and upgrade, and storage.

Background

Industrial processes require large amounts of heat currently generated by fossil fuels that account for more than 20% of world energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The United Nations International Panel on Climate Change stipulates that by 2030 global CO2 emissions need to be reduced by 45% compared to 2010 levels. The big industrial energy challenge is to address the current, intermittent energy source availability from renewables. An innovation leap is required to deliver reliable, flexible renewable heat upgrade systems for heat on demand, at the right temperature and price for factory processing needs. A critical, global target is to develop thermal heat systems for energy storage that are suitable for many factory settings with less greenhouse gas emissions.

SUSHEAT introduces a rational concept to harvest energy from renewable sources and waste heat to replace fossil energy for industry. SUSHEAT solutions aim to ease the immediate and future supply impacts of industrial heat electrification on the local grid.

Aim and Objectives

The main goals and objective of SUSHEAT is to contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in industrial processes by replacing fossil fuels with flexible and reliable renewable-based heating solutions. To achieve that the project will:

  • Develop and validate an efficient, heat temperature upgrade (150-250°C) using a Stirling-based high-temperature heat pump working with low-global-impact-potential fluids to achieve the target high-temperature heat upgrade.
  • Develop and validate a bio-inspired highly efficient Thermal Energy Storage system using a Phase Change Material that is adaptable to the heat requirements at target temperatures which can provide system flexibility.
  • Develop and validate a digital twin smart Control and Integration Twin system based on AI, machine learning, and big analytics.
  • Validate the integrated RES based heat upgrade system under relevant working conditions.

Project partners

  1. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA
  2. KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
  3. ENERIN AS
  4. UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
  5. WIZ DEVELOPMENT & SERVICES SRL
  6. DYNAMIC & SECURITY COMPUTATIONS SL
  7. RTDS - VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER KOMMUNIKATION UND VERMITTLUNG VON FORSCHUNG, TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION
  8. INDUSTRIAL SOLAR GMBH
  9. LASER CONSULT MUSZAKI-TUDOMANYOS ES GAZDASAGI TANACSADO KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
  10. I-TES SRL
  11. KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
  12. GALAKTOKOMIKA MANDREKAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA
  13. PELAGIA AS
  14.  NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

Funding is provided by Horizon Europe (CINEA) - Grant Agreement No 101103552

Timeframe: May 2023 – April 2027

Researchers

Mateo Sanclemente Lozano
Mateo Sanclemente Lozano
doctoral student

References

List of references already enumerated as appear in the project webpage  description.

ADiSS - Aeroelastic Damping in Separated Flows
MERiT – Methane in Rocket nozzle cooling channels - conjugate heat Transfer measurements
CARE – Cavity Acoustics and Rossiter modEs
SCO2OP-TES – sCO2 Operating Pumped Thermal Energy Storage for grid/industry cooperation
POWDER2POWER (P2P) – MW-scale fluidized particle-driven CSP prototype demonstration
eLITHE – Electrification of ceramic industries high temperature heating equipment
DETECTIVE – Development of a Novel Tube-Bundle-Cavity Linear Receiver for CSP Applications
USES4HEAT – Underground Large Scale Seasonal Energy Storage for Decarbonized and Reliable Heat
ADA – Aggressive Duct Aerodynamics
VIFT - Virtual Integrated Fan and Turbine
Heating Cooling Transition and Acceleration with Phase Change Energy Utilization Storage (HECTAPUS)
SUSHEAT Smart Integration of Waste and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Heat Upgrade in the Industry
Analysis of PV system in Sweden
Accelerating the Integration of Electric Vehicles in a Smart and Robust Electricity Infrastructure — EVAccel
Towards Sustainable Energy Communities: A Case Study of Two Swedish Pilot Projects
HYBRIDplus: Advanced HYBRID solar plant with PCM storage solutions in sCO2 cycles
SHARP-SCO2 Solar Hybrid Air-sCO2 Power Plants
RIHOND - Renewable Industrial Heat On Demand
A turnkey solution for Swedish buildings through integrated PV electricity and energy storage (PV-ESS)
A new standard methodology for assessing the environmental impact of stationary energy storage systems (LCA-SESS)
EleFanT – Electric Fan Thruster
Circular Techno-Economic Analysis of Energy Storage– IEA Annex Co-coordination
Optimization of Molten Salt Electric Heaters
FLEXnCONFU: Flexiblize Combined Cycle Power Plants through Power To-X Solutions using Non-Conventional Fuels
SolarSCO2OL
ARIAS - Advanced Research Into Aeromechanical Solutions
A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities (PILOTS4U)
Cavity Purge Flows inside axial turbines
Effective thermal storage systems for competitive Stirling-CSP plants
ENFLOW: Energy flow metering of natural and biogas for residential applications
H2020 Pump Heat
Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II (BRISK II)
Improved flue gas condensate treatment in MSW incineration via membrane distillation
Integrated modelling and optimization of coupled electricity and heating networks
IntegrCiTy
Membrane distillation for advanced wastewater treatment in the semiconductor industry
Microgrid for Tezpur University
Smart and Robust Electricity Infrastructure for the Future