Case Studies RA6

Case studies will be performed to obtain measurable results from the implementation of HighEFF technologies in different industry sectors. A goal is to obtain a 20-30 % energy reduction and/or a minimum of 10 % reduction in CO2 emissions by implementing HighEFF technologies and solutions.

To obtain uniform results, we have developed a standard methodology for the case studies. Throughout HighEFF's lifetime, 5-6 case studies will be conducted for each industrial sector represented in the Centre. Each case study will provide important results for the industry, potentially spurring innovations and industrial implementation of HighEFF technologies. They may also provide input to the research in other RAs.

Potential innovations:

  • Power production cycles and heat pumping technologies for HighEFF industries
  • Business methods for collaboration between industrial plants for reduction of energy use

Case Studies consists of the following Work Packages (WP)

RA6 Cases Marit Mazzetti SINTEF Energy Research
WP6.1 Metal, Material Ida Teresia Kero SINTEF Industry
WP6.2 Oil, Gas, Energy Monika Nikolaisen SINTEF Energy Research
WP6.3 Food, Chemical Michael Bantle SINTEF Energy Research
WP6.4 Industry Clusters Kristian Einarsrud NTNU

2017 Results

Metals, Materials and Industry Parks:

Novel and conventional uses of CO rich off-gas from Mn-alloy production have been explored based on input from several consortium partners. The most relevant ideas will be evaluated from two different perspectives in future work; an industrial cluster in Mo i Rana and a stand-alone plant in Sauda. Potential for new business opportunities and technological solutions will be prioritized when selecting ideas for further study. Spin-off activities include a KPN application to EnergiX on reduced CO2 emissions in metal production, which was granted in December 2017.

Oil, Gas & Energy:

The main activity in Oil, Gas & Energy was a case study on waste heat upgrading and heat production at an electrified LNG facility. Simulation results demonstrate that state-of-the-art, high temperature heat pumps can save in the order of 30 % electricity consumption at the facility compared to a scenario where the total heat demand is covered with electric heating. The work package has also been involved in a spin-off KPN application to PETROMAKS2 on compact bottoming cycles for offshore use entitled COMPACTS2, granted in December 2017.


5 initial studies of different industry cases relevant for the food sector have been completed, with focus on novel concepts for thermal upgrading of excess heat and improved process efficiency. Applications for support funding by ENOVA have been submitted and approved for two of the cases, including a green field plant at TINE that is currently in the design phase. For this case, more than 38 % reduction in electricity demand and 40 % reduction in CO2 emissions has been determined using state-of-the-art heat pumps.

Deliverables Case Studies RA6