//The project accomplishes its first year of execution providing important results to the industry

The project partners celebrated at the beginning of July the II General Assembly of the project. The meeting took place at the city of Celje (Slovenia) and gathered 30 members from the consortium in order to review the general status of the project after the first twelve months of execution

Along this time, the project has accomplished its objectives according to the working programme, providing consistent results:

  • Definition of the technical specifications and conceptual designs of the furnace for the two demos (steel and ceramic)
  • Conceptual designs for the energy solutions with high temperatures PCMs
  • Report on compositions of the new refractories blend
  • Feasibility of the natural gas substitution by the different syngas sources
  • Description of user requirements specifications for MC&S in industrial furnaces
  • Functional design specification for MC&S in industrial furnaces
  • Preliminary market analysis
  • With all these developments, the tasks to adapt the demo sites to the new solutions have already started. In fact, the meeting enabled the discussion between the demo sites leaders about the integration and implementation of the respective solutions at each demo.

    The meeting ended with a visit to Bosio’s factory and to Valjis production plant, where the partners had the chance to know on site theexistent conditions at the demo. In addition, they could also verify the manufacturing process of an industrial furnace for the steel sector.