In order to meet the EU targets for a low-carbon economy and increase their competitiveness, many industries have implemented energy efficiency measures and, more recently, flexibility measures. The BAMBOO project aims at developing a demand management concept focusing on the valorisation of waste streams in resource and energy intensive industries (REII).
The three pillars of the project are waste heat recovery, electrical flexibility and valorisation of raw materials and by-products. In order to maximise the flexibility potential, innovative technologies, including combustion monitoring, heat pumps, Organic Rankine Cycle, improved burners and hybrid processes will be developed and integrated into various demonstrators in the steel, petrochemical, minerals and paper industries. By the end of the project, the demonstrators are expected to reduce energy costs by 15-20%, improve process efficiency by 17-20% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5-23%. To determine the replication potential in the four sectors, not only real but also virtual demonstrators will be included in the replication strategies.
An energy and resources flexibility management tool will serve as a decision support system, integrating project-related developments, collecting energy market data and thus supporting the asset management of the plant operators.
To promote the dissemination of the project results, a training programme focusing on flexible technologies and methods will be developed in BAMBOO.