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Giese A.,Gaswarme - Institute e. V. | Mackh R.,OSRAM | Koster B.,Hotwork International AG
GWF, Gas - Erdgas | Year: 2010

In 2006, burners based on the fl ameless oxidation principle were applied to a recuperatively heated glass melting furnace (Unit Melter) for the fi rst time. Since then, these so-called GlasFlox burners, manufactured by Hotwork International AG, have been in operation without any problems. Both, the quality of the glass which is used to produce energy saving lamps and the energy consumption remained at the same level. At the same time the NOx emissions were reduced by about 45 % by using the GlasFlox burners. Thus, the operator Osram GmbH was able to comply with the "TA Luft 2002" regulations regarding NOx emissions, mandatory since October 2009, without resorting to any secondary measures. The following contribution gives a brief overview on the design process and problems that occured. Furthermore, operational experiences gained in the last four years are presented.

Renewable energy sources have good credentials and are gaining a growing share of the heating market. The combination of highly effi cient condensing boilers and solar thermal systems not only reduces carbon dioxide emissions but also lowers operating expenses. Manufacturers supply comprehensive packages covering many standard cases in new or existing buildings. The planning, installation and maintenance work must also be of a high quality. It is essential to involve the user himself because only systems optimally attuned to the respective needs can guarantee high effi ciency and economic viability.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: LCE-09-2015 | Award Amount: 27.97M | Year: 2016

This proposal is an application to the EU programme Horizon 2020 and its topic Large scale energy storage (LCE-09-2015). The presented project STORE&GO will demonstrate three innovative Power to Gas storage concepts at locations in Germany, Switzerland and Italy in order to overcome technical, economic, social and legal barriers. The demonstration will pave the way for an integration of PtG storage into flexible energy supply and distribution systems with a high share of renewable energy. Using methanation processes as bridging technologies, it will demonstrate and investigate in which way these innovative PtG concepts will be able to solve the main problems of renewable energies: fluctuating production of renewable energies; consideration of renewables as suboptimal power grid infrastructure; expensive; missing storage solutions for renewable power at the local, national and European level. At the same time PtG concepts will contribute in maintaining natural gas or SNG with an existing huge European infrastructure and an already advantageous and continuously improving environmental footprint as an important primary/secondary energy carrier, which is nowadays in doubt due to geo-political reasons/conflicts. So, STORE&GO will show that new PtG concepts can bridge the gaps associated with renewable energies and security of energy supply. STORE&GO will rise the acceptance in the public for renewable energy technologies in the demonstration of bridging technologies at three living best practice locations in Europe.

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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CP-FCH | Phase: SP1-JTI-FCH.2011.3.7 | Award Amount: 52.35M | Year: 2012

ene.field will deploy up to 1,000 residential fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (micro-CHP) installations, across 11 key Member States. It represents a step change in the volume of fuel cell micro-CHP (micro FC-CHP) deployment in Europe and a meaningful step towards commercialisation of the technology. The programme brings together 9 mature European micro FC-CHP manufacturers into a common analysis framework to deliver trials across all of the available fuel cell CHP technologies. Fuel cell micro-CHP trials will be installed and actively monitored in dwellings across the range of European domestic heating markets, dwelling types and climatic zones, which will lead to an invaluable dataset on domestic energy consumption and micro-CHP applicability across Europe. By learning the practicalities of installing and supporting a fleet of fuel cells with real customers, ene.field partners will take the final step before they can begin commercial roll-out. An increase in volume deployment for the manufacturers involved will stimulate cost reduction of the technology by enabling a move from hand-built products towards serial production and tooling. The ene.field project also brings together over 30 utilities, housing providers and municipalities to bring the products to market and explore different business models for micro-CHP deployment. The data produced by ene.field will be used to provide a fact base for micro FC-CHP, including a definitive environmental lifecycle assessment and cost assessment on a total cost of ownership basis. To inform clear national strategies on micro-CHP within Member States, ene.field will establish the macro-economics and CO2 savings of the technologies in their target markets and make recommendations on the most appropriate policy mechanisms to support the commercialisation of domestic micro-CHP across Europe. Finally ene.field will assess the socio-economic barriers to widespread deployment of micro-CHP and disseminate clear position papers and advice for policy makers to encourage further roll out.

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