Today in the Lab – Tomorrow in Energy?
Highlighting research projects under development in the Technology Collaboration Programmes
Part of Today in the Lab - Tomorrow in Energy?
IEA (2020), Transforming industrial processes through digitalisation, IEA, Paris https://www.iea.org/articles/transforming-industrial-processes-through-digitalisation
What is the aim of this project?
The Smart Industrial Concept (SIC!) aims to develop ways to optimise the use of energy in industrial plants, including energy conversion, distribution and storage, and to investigate their interaction with the basic conditions of the energy industry.
How could this technology be explained to a high school student?
SIC! focuses on holistic approaches to the digitalisation of industrial processes. A complex energy systems model is being scientifically developed and tested that will provide the basis for targeted implementation in all industrial production systems and energy-supplying environments.
What is the value of this project for society?
At what stage of development is this project?
SIC! is an interdisciplinary SIC! doctoral school with a strong industry focus that include eight PhD students from six faculties and centres. The team began work in 2018, focusing on the key topics of information models, knowledge bases and component model development. SIC! enables the coupling of energy efficiency and process flexibility with digitalization in the industrial environment. The team is working with five industrial companies on methods of data-driven modelling, mathematical optimisation, energy markets, controller development, process analysis and process integration.
What government policies could bring this from the lab to the market?
Funded by the above partners
About the Technology Collaboration Programme on Industrial Energy-Related Technologies and Systems (IETS TCP)
The IETS TCP focuses on energy use in a broad range of industry sectors with significant potential for reducing emissions and costs. The IETS TCP work programme ranges from development of processes and energy technologies, to overall system analysis and energy efficiency in industry.
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