Source: Innosuisse, Swiss Innovation Agency
Partner: EPFL, ETHZ, eawag, Empa, HSLU, NTB, HSR, SPF, Université de Genève
Duration: 2017 – 2020 (48 months)
External website: http://www.sccer-eip.ch/
Energy demand in industry accounts for approximately 20% of the total energy consumption in Switzerland, which results to 43TWh in 2014. The scenario “political measures“ (POM) targets 20% energy reduction for industry to 2035 and 33% to 2050, which reveals an absolute energy reduction of 9TWh until 2035 and of 14TWh until 2050 compared to 20142.
The goals for phase II of the SCCER EIP are twofold. On the one hand, new methods will be developed in order increase the implementation of energy efficiency measures and technologies in industry. On the other hand, novel technologies will be developed in order to increase energy and material efficiency of new processes. Comprehensive techno-economic information of existing and new technologies, new integration methods and tools on company/site level and the inclusion of multiple benefits that facilitate most effectively the implementation energy efficiency measures and novel technologies will be researched. Technologies which will be investigated include separation processes such as adsorption, condensation heat transfer, small and mid-power generation from steam engines, as well as process intensification by improving transport phenomena.
With the stronger involvement of junior faculty, we lay the foundation to ensure the competence centre’s expertise and network existence beyond 2020. The collaboration of EPFL has been particularly enhanced in fundamental research for new processes. A joint program among all SCCER’s is devoted to modelling. In collaboration with the SCCER CREST the socio-economic questions within the work packages will be answered. It is our understanding to reduce the energy consumption in industrial processes by 15% until 2035.