This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847097.
SO WHAT main objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated software which will support industries and energy utilities in selecting, simulating and comparing alternative Waste Heat and Waste Cold (WH/C) exploitation technologies that could cost-effectively balance the local forecasted H&C demand also via renewable energy sources (RES) integration.
The SO WHAT integrated tool will be designed to support industries, and energy utilities in:
- Auditing the industrial process to understand where WH/WC could be valorised
- Mapping the potential of locally available RES sources to be integrated with WH/WC potential
- Mapping the local forecasted demand for heating and cooling
- Define and simulate alternative cost-effective scenarios based on WH/WC technologies also leveraging RES introduction
- Evaluate the impacts (in terms of energetic, economic and environmental KPIs) that the adoption of the new scenarios will generate against the current situation (i.e., baseline) both at industrial and local level
- Promoting innovative contractual arrangements and financing models to guarantee economically viable solutions and less risky investments.
To do so SO WHAT will capitalize already existing tool and knowledge from previous research experiences.
According to the project, SO WHAT will ensure a maximum prediction error in energy recovery estimate and CBA results between 5% and 10%, and will reduce the cost and time related to Energy Audits, and thus WH/C recovery projects, up to 0.4 €/m2 and 3-5 day/audit (number of visits reduction). Also, it will progressively increase the number of new project on industrial WH/C recovery, resulting in 27,705 accumulated projects by 2030.
The project pretends to reach at least 36 industrial sites, including 24 SPIRE industries, 4 industrial parks, 12 public authorities, including 16 energy agencies, 12 DHC operators (energy companies), 24 associations and 4 RTO by 2021, and it is expected to trigger the creation of around 2,815 new jobs between 2023 and 2030.
- RINA CONSULTING SPA
- IES R&D
- FUNDACION CARTIF
- THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
- SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
- IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
- SUSTENTEPOPEIA UNIPESSOAL LDA
- ADEPORTO - AGÊNCIA DE ENERGIA DO PORTO
- KELVIN SOLUTIONS
- FUNDACION ASTURIANA DE LA ENERGIA
- PROVINCIALE ONTWIKKELINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ ANTWERPEN
- ASOCIATIA CLUSTER PENTRU PROMOVAREA AFACERILOR SPECIALIZATE IN ECOTEHNOLOGII SI SURSE ALTERNATIVE DE ENERGIE -MEDGREEN (REGIUNEA SUD-EST SI REGIUNEA BUCURESTI ILFOV)
- MARTINI & ROSSI SPA
- SERVICO INTERMUNICIPALIZADO DE GESTAO DE RESIDUOS DO GRANDE PORTO
- GOTEBORG ENERGI AB
- VARBERG ENERGI AB
- REGIA AUTONOMA DE DISTRIBUTIE A ENERGIEI TERMICE CONSTANTA
- MATERIALS PROCESSING INSTITUTE
- ELEUKON GLOBAL SL
- PARCO SCIENTIFICO TECNOLOGICO PER LAMBIENTE ENVIRONMENT PARK TORINO SPA
Start date: 1 June 2019 - End date: 31 May 2022