This subproject focuses on the optimisation of transfer processes and the establishment of the location of fuel inlets with a view to developing and implementing an optimised system comprising of main burner, kiln, cyclone pneumatic conveying and pre-calcination systems
The optimisation of this equipment will increase the thermal exchanges between the raw materials and the solid alternative fuels to maximise the replacement rate and energy efficiency, leading to a consequent reduction in energy needs and the target reduction in CO2 emissions. In particular, the introduction of a precalciner to maximise the consumption of alternative fuels allowing the current consumption rates to be increased.
On the other hand, the consequent improvement in the burning process facilitates the percolation of gases through the changes made in the architecture of the system, leading to a reduction in the materials causing blockages, loops and other clogging which reduce the flow in circulation, with consequences in terms of productivity and energy efficiency
And a scale-up to industrial scale of the Energreen technology aimed at producing an advanced biofuel (bio-oil via liquefaction) made from the direct liquefaction of biomass. With this scale-up it will be possible to fulfil thermal needs while eliminating the use of fossil fuels.
In this same subproject the new concept of Industry 4.0 will be introduced, allowing the establishment of fuel intake management, and the optimisation and intercommunication of the various existing systems, relieving the process’ human management needs, with fast and effective response by the systems in order to improve its efficiency.
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