The overall objective of DECAGONE is to develop an innovative technology for the exploitation of industrial waste heat.The proposed key-innovations will make ORC systems (Organic Rankine Cycle) more efficient, more cost-effective, and adaptable to more diverse sectors for broad industrial uptake. They will be demonstrated by a 2 MW unit integrated into a steel production plant, located in Třinec, Czech Republic and owned by Třinecké železárny, mother company of partner Energetika Třinec.
The project follows three objectives:
- Increased efficiency
- Lower Total Cost of Ownership
- System replicability and market potential
In this project, SINTEF is responsible for:
- Developing and evaluating basic system designs, which produces the initial system performance evaluations as well as operating conditions and performance requirements for the main system components
- Heat exchanger design – SINTEF is tasked with designing optimal heat exchangers for the demonstrator, and evaluating and comparing alternative technology options that could be applicable in future applications.
It associates a total of 16 partners from 10 countries in order to demonstrate the potential of the ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology for the recovery of waste heat in all sectors of European industry, and the interest of the ESCO (Energy service company) model to accelerate the diffusion of this technology.
- ENERTIME SA, France (coordinator)
- ARTTIC INNOVATION GMBH, Germany
- COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
- MCC ENERGY SRO, Slovakia
- ENERGETIKA TRINEC, A.S., Czechia
- ENERGIE CIRCULAIRE, France
- ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION, Greece
- EURONOVIA, France
- MOTOR OIL (HELLAS) DIILISTIRIA KORINTHOU A.E., Greece
- POLENERGIE, France
- SINTEF ENERGI AS, Norway
- SOCIETE TUNISIENNE D ELECTRICITE ET DE GAZ, Tunisia
- SpinDrive Oy, Finland
- TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN, Germany
- UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE, Belgium