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Waste heat recovery

Waste heat recovery

  • Modernization of the district heating system and improvements of energy efficiency of buildings in the City of Belgrade

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    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    Belgrade's district heating (DH) system is one of the largest in Europe with a total network length of 1420 km and capacity of over 2800 MW. The majority of the network is run on the natural gas boilers and fuel oil boilers with no waste heat from cogeneration or other sources being used and very little renewables (0,75% of capacity). Energy efficiency of the building stock is quite low, and the intensity of energy consumption is high. The city needs harmonized approaches to efficiency. 

  • Substantial GHG emissions reduction in the cement industry by using waste heat recovery combined with mineral carbon capture and utilization

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    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    This Technology Transfer Advances South Africa's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to transform climate mitigation efforts from a “deviation from business-as-usual” form of commitment to take the form of a peak, plateau and decline GHG emissions trajectory range.

    Context

  • Monitoring and evaluation of national promotion policies for energy efficiency and renewable energy within industrial and transport sectors

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    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    This Technology Transfer Advances Colombia's

    • Strategy for Low Carbon Development (ECDBC), and the Program for Promotion of Rational and Efficient Use of Energy (PROURE). 
    • Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% with respect to the projected BAU scenario by 2030 (unilateral and unconditional) and to increase its ambition to 30% with respect to BAU by 2030 (conditional and subject to international support).  

    Context

  • Eco-Tech Ceram

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
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    Network Member
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    Eco-Tech Ceram (ETC) is a European Small Enterprise focused on the industrial energy efficiency market.  EcoStock, using refractory ceramic made from waste. This solution contributes to two of the European 2020 objectives: 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and 20% reduction in primary energy use, by recovering and reusing their waste heat
     

  • Cluster Solaire

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Morocco
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    The objective of Cluster Solaire is to help strengthen skills and develop industrial expertise in the field of renewable energy. By coordinating professional organizations, manufacturers, researchers and academics, Cluster Solaire combines multiple resources and skills, encourages cooperation, and promotes development of synergies between public and private stakeholders. Cluster Solaire supports green energy companies across Morocco and the MENA region in their effort to design new technologies that reduce carbon emissions and preserve the planet.

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Vertically Stacked Thermoelectric Devices

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    Product

    Background: A conventional TE device made of one type of semiconductor of material can be optimized for a specific range of temperature by choosing a semiconductor material that possesses physical properties (e.g. bandgap) suitable for a target range of temperature. This design scheme works only when a temperature range specified by the difference in temperature between the hot side and the cold side is relatively small.

  • Droplet Desorption

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    Product

    Problem : Heat-actuated cooling minimizes the need for electricity by using waste heat such as car-engine exhaust. Economic success of this concept depends on development of more compact lighter-weight components. Invention: One important component is the desorber to separate two fluids in an absorption-cycle heat-actuated cooling scheme. The droplet concept significantly reduces the size and weight of the desorber.

  • Thermomechanical Cycle for Thermal and/or Mechanical Energy Conversion Using Ferroelectric Materials

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    Product
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    Professor Pilon and colleagues have developed a new energy cycle that converts thermal and/or mechanical energies directly into electrical energy. With the ability to harvest waste heat the cycle could be used to increase the efficiency of systems like internal combustion engines heat pumps and refrigeration systems. Mechanical energy harvesting could be used to salvage energy from roads and various transportation systems.