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Familia Torres winery: Technical visit

In order to start a thermoelectricity project, it is important to have a physical visit to the facilities in order to determine the waste heat ranges and the temperature in addition to the installation of the WHRU system.  The technical visit was made at the winery Familia Torres (Barcelona) on May 30th, 2018.

In the following aerial map it is possible to see the overall surface of the winery production and logistics of Familia Torres where the HEAT-R equipment will be installed.

 

 

Heat Source

After analyzing all the heat generation points of the facilities, it was decided to explore the possibilities of the biomass boiler plant.

 

 

Measurements

Measurements of residual heat were made at 4 different points:

1) The biomass boiler

2) Particles cyclone

3) Gas outlet duct

4) Bag filter

Below you can see the results obtained

Biomass boiler
Particles Cyclone
Gas outlet duct
Bag filter

Conclusion

Considering that:

1- The measured temperatures correspond to the temperatures in the surface part of the tube.

2- The combustion gases of the boiler pass first through a cyclone and then through a bag filter to reduce the level of particles emitted into the atmosphere.

The result of the thermographic analysis establishes that the flue gas duct of the biomass boiler is the favorable point for the placement of WHRU units.

For reasons of ease of installation, WHRU units will be located in the combustion gas outlet duct at its exit from the cyclone and before the exit of the boiler building duct to the bag filter.
Note:
1. A temperature sensor is installed in the section of pipe selected to establish the boiler’s working regimes and the working temperature range.
2. Very poor mobile phone coverage is detected, which makes communication between the gateway and our server difficult. Actions must be established to allow communication between the gateway and our server.
3. There is no water available for cooling the modules.

 

Revolució 4.0

David Comellas in CatRadio

David Comellas, Aeinnova CEO,  along with Yolanda Pérez  presented our technology in the radio show Revolució 4.0 de CatRadio.  Revolució 4.0 is a reference program for entrepreneurs and digital transformation, was released in February 2017 and achieved more than 24,000 unique users after twenty programs issued.

A very good experience to spread the word about Energy Harvesting techniques and our HEAT-R Life project.

 

Hear our interview [in catalan]:

 

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Repsol Innovation Challenges Workshop

Aeinnova participates in the Repsol Innovation Challenges Workshop

Repsol and its Foundation have been one of the first companies that relied on Aeinnova. For us it has been a real pleasure to participate in the Repsol Innovation Challenges Workshop talking about new techniques in Energy Efficiency, in our case, obviously, of Energy Harvesting.

A really interesting session in front of people with a very advanced technical knowledge.

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Iberdrola & SME instrument day

Aeinnova at the Iberdrola & SME Instrument Day


Aeinnova has been one of the fifteen energy start-ups in Europe to participate in the Iberdrola & SME Instrument Day, a joint initiative of the European Commission (SME Instrument) and Iberdrola, with the collaboration of the Biscayan Provincial Council.

For Aeinnova it was a fantastic opportunity to present our products in front of the main representatives of the Basque Country’s innovation ecosystem

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Distiller Chemical Industry: Technical visit

In order to start a thermoelectricity project, it is important to have a physical visit to the facilities in order to determine the waste heat ranges and the temperature in addition to the installation of the WHRU system.  The technical visit was made at the Distiller Company (Sta. Perpetua de la Mogoda, Barcelona) on May 9th, 2018.

Heat Source

After analyzing all the heat generation points of the facilities it was decided to explore several points, specially the WOGA oil boiler.

 

Measurements

Below you can see the results obtained

Oil boiler Point 1
Oil boiler Point 2
Internal duct
Pipe WOGA oil boil point 1
Pipe WOGA oil boil point 2
Pipe WOGA oil boil point 3
Pipe WOGA oil boil point 4

Conclusion

According to the visit made, it is considered that the chimney of the output gases of the WOGA boiler can be a suitable place for the placement of the WHRU units.

The temperature display on the electrical panel of the boiler indicates a temperature of the WOLGA boiler outlet gases of 270ºC but the real range is about 200ºC.

Flue gas outlet duct dimensions and sheet thickness will be requested.

WHRUs must be installed in the upper part of the flue gas outlet duct. We should have water at that point. According to what was discussed with Head of the Plant Maintenance,  there will be no problem in having a continuous amount of water to help dissipate the heat and achieve a greater temperature differential and thus obtain higher yields from our equipment. The flow, pressure and temperature data of the cooling water must be available.

The client uses the use of his WIFI for communication with the outside.

Working hours of the plant: from Sunday at 10pm until Friday at 10pm (120h / set. For 220 days / year).

 

Close to Market LIFE Projects

Aeinnova talks about Close to Market LIFE projects

Our chairman Raúl Aragonés has been invited to give a lecture at Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente on how to approach projects with high added value and close to the market for the presentation of the new calls for LIFE.

For us it has been an honor to speak in front of future participants and give them advice on how to approach their projects.

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Science and Innovation City Network

Aeinnova at Science and Innovation City Network

The Science and Innovation City Network is defined as a meeting forum for all those municipalities that intend to advance in the definition and application of innovative local policies.

For Aeinnova it has been a great option to contact local policy makers and disseminate the concepts of Industry 4.0, industrial sustainability and Energy Harvesting.

The result can be considered excellent since it has allowed us to speak with numerous mayors of important cities such as Malaga or Terrassa.

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Startup Ole Entrepreneur’s Fair

AEInnova in Startup Olé

Startup Olé has become a benchmark event for the international tech-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and its fourth edition is expected to be the biggest and most impactful ever. A place where meaningful connections will be made with ALL the key players at European and international level.

With the continuous support of Startup Europe (European Commission), Startup Olé 2018 will do what it does best: showcasing startups and providing them with the right connections (Accelerators, Investors, Public Administrations, Policy-Makers, Universities, Talent, etc.). It will also provide a forum where startups can share experiences and develop synergies so that they can grow together.

Aeinnova was there and, once again, our experience was very good: lots of contacts and opportunities to spread the word of Energy Harvesting from Waste Heat even before King Philip VI!

 

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