The Art of Energy Harvesting
The pathway to Industry 4.0
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY UNIT (WHRU)
Addressing Energy Efficiency in Industry
the waste heat Problem
The generation of energy has become a very important problem both from the economic and environmental point of view. Therefore, we need to create technologies and systems that are capable of creating clean energy to use it in the most efficient way possible.
Despite the efforts, the industry continues to be one of the sectors where there is a great margin for improvement in terms of energy efficiency. It is estimated that approximately 60% of the energy consumed is lost in heat (in waste heat), which has a huge economic and environmental impact.
Our Solution: electricity from waste heat
At AEInnova, we are Energy Harvesting experts and we are developing a range of solutions related to the generation of electricity from waste heat. Our patented technology combines the latest advances in heat and thermoelectric materials with a sophisticated microelectronic system able to provide always the maximum point tracker.
These solutions are aimed to improving energy efficiency and reducing the CO2 footprint of the industry, as well as expansion of the Industry 4.0 paradigm, converting waste heat into electrical energy. Without complicated installations nor expensive maintenance.
the pathway to Industry 4.0
Industries need to improve its monitoring processes. Wired sensing solutions require high investment costs wile battery-powered wireless sensing solutions have high maintenance costs, a high enviromental impact and are tipically not suitable for ATEX environments due to the explosion risk of lithium batteries.
Indu-Eye is a batteryless and wireless product that overcomes the traditional problems of IoT implementation in Industry 4.0
WASTE HEAT RECOVERY UNIT (WHRU):
addressing the industry energy efficiency
The WHRU uses an awarded technology capable to convert waste heat into clean CO2 negative energy. This family of products is capable to generate electricity from hot surfaces allowing injecting it into the electricity network for self-consumption, promoting circular economy and reducing CO2 royalty payments.
Battery – Less Sensor Project The Battery – Less Sensor project consists of using the waste heat present in the processes to power a new generation of wireless sensors without the need for batteries. It allows measuring temperature and vibration in industrial processes or monitoring rotating machines to facilitate predictive maintenance, avoiding production stoppages, and creating early warnings of potential failures in industrial processes. It is financed by AEI lines of the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism. It is an IoT initiative developed by AEInnova together with Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales and the Cluster de l’Energia Efficient de Catalunya. The […]
AEInnova among the Top Internet of Things Innovators at the Hannover Messe fair. AEInnova has been selected as one of the 4 most innovative companies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the 12th IOT/ WT Innovation World Cup of the Hannover Messe fair. Among the 600 companies that participated in the event, AEInnova successfully classified within the leading 5%, allowing the company to pitch its INDUEYE solution live at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition. Thus, opt for the first post as the Industrial IoT innovator of 2021. AEInnova ‘s Chairman and CBDO, Raúl Aragonés, presented the company’s wireless […]
Anna Rovira’s internship testimonial Anna Rovira has studied Business Administration at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She decides to do an internship as a financial assistant and business development intern in AEInnova. Before finishing the internship, she makes a testimonial of her pass in the company. I have had the chance to do my undergraduate business internship in AEInnova, which I was initially drawn to because of its environmental and social mission. After these four months in the company, I have seen (from a hand-on experience) the great amount of work that goes behind and innovative start – up like […]