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.
New networking – SUGAR PROJECT. One of the LIFE project objectives is the connection with other research, development, and innovation projects, LIFE or not, with the pursuit of similar sustainability goals. A few days ago, we started conversations with STARA GLASS about how to be on the same line with the LIFE projects. Here below, have a look at the SUGAR LIFE PROJECT. SUGAR project aims to provide the glass production industry with new technology – an innovative heat recovery system for the furnace that […]
Ferrovial-Cespa PROJECT Company Location Santa María de Palautordera (Barcelona – Spain) Implementation time 3 months Need Monitoring of operating parameters (vibrations and temperature) in the landfill gas recovery and the leachate treatment plants from the Sta. Mª de Palautordera landfill. Solution The solution consists in the installation of two INDU-EYE LoRA Vibro (in a landfill gas blower and in the cogeneration ventilator motor) and a INDU-EYE LoRA Termo to monitor the temperature at the outlet of the leachate evaporation plant The installation consists of 4 components: 1) The thermogenerator. It is the device capable of generating electrical energy from […]
TUBACEX POC PROJECT Company Location Amurrio (Araba – Spain) Implementation time 3 months Need Monitoring of a furnace blower motor. The implementation must continuously monitor the motor vibrations in order to predict the deterioration of the installation and anticipate the appearance of technical problems. Solution INDU-EYE LoRa Vibro The iIoT INDU-EYE LoRA Vibro platform consists of 4 components: 1) The thermogenerator. It is the device capable of generating electrical energy from waste heat and that will power the entire system. In this case, the furnace has a flat surface with a temperature of 98.3 degrees Celsius. 2) The accelerometer sensor. […]