BAMBOO – Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing Process Off-gas and waste use




In order to achieve the EU goals for a low carbon economy and to increase their competitiveness, many industries have implemented energy efficiency and most recently also energy flexibility measures. The BAMBOO project aims at developing a demand management concept focused on the valorisation of waste streams in resource and energy intensive industries (REII).

The three main pillars of the project are waste heat recovery, electrical flexibility and the valorisation of raw materials and by-products. In order to maximise the flexibility potential, innovative technologies, including advanced combustion monitoring, industrial heat pumps, Organic Rankine Cycle, improved burners and hybrid processes, will be designed and integrated into different demo-sites in the steel, petrochemical, mineral and paper sector. By the end of the project, the demonstrators are expected to achieve a 15-20% reduction in energy costs, a 17-20% improvement in process efficiency and a 5-23% reduction in GHG emissions. In order to assess the replicability potential in the four sectors, not only real demo-sites but also virtual demonstrators will be involved in the replication strategies.

An energy and raw materials flexibility management tool will serve as decision support system (DSS), integrating the developments performed along BAMBOO, gathering energy market data and hence supporting the asset management of the plant operators.

With the aim of promoting the dissemination of the project outcomes, a training program focused on flexibility technologies and methods, will be developed throughout BAMBOO.


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Sebastian Thiede, Erika Pierri, Christine Schulze


European Commision - The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)

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