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Project overview

The main goal of Vulkano is the retrofitting of two types of industrial furnaces on three energy-intensive sectors, through the combined implementation of 5 key aspects into an integrated solution

Integrated solution

Improved Refractory Materials

Improved Refractory Materials

Development and implementation of new alternative materials for high-temperature, high-alkali environments capable to operate at higher temperatures or/and for longer periods of time.
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PCM-Based Energy Recovery

PCM-Based Energy Recovery

PCM has a double purpose acting as a physical filter which is able to recover energy at the same time that smooths fluctuations in the temperature profile working similar to a low-pass filter.
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Co-firing Second Energy Source

Co-firing Second Energy Source

Second energy source from renewable/alternative feedstocks with the aim to substitute the high percentage of natural gas in industrial furnaces.
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Integrated Control System

Integrated Control System

The new and improved control system will directly contribute to achieve a more efficient furnace and consequently important fossil fuel savings.
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Holistic In-House Predictive Tool

Holistic In-House Predictive Tool

Decision support tool to optimize the furnace design and its energy and environmental performance, considering the interaction furnace-retrofitting solutions and upstream/downstream processes.
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Pilots

Steel sector

Steel sector

Preheating mould furnace

DEMO
Ceramic sector

Ceramic sector

Melting furnace

DEMO
Aluminium sector

Aluminium sector

Replication in aluminium sector

DEMO

News and events

Vulkano as a success story to strengthen the participation of Turkey into Horizon2020

November 16th, 2017|

The Vulkano partner Scientific-Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), together with Horizon 2020 Europa and the Turkey In Horizon 2020 project, organized last week two [...]

Partners

Circe
BOSIO
FIVES STEIN
Centro Sviluppo Materiali
Phase Change Material Products LTD
Valji proizvodnja valjev in ulitkov d.o.o.
Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation
INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI
Torrecid S.A.
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft FhG.
ASAŞ Alüminyum San. ve Tic. A.Ş.
Fundación CIDAUT