LIFE Networking

New networking – SUGAR PROJECT

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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 exploits the generation of hydrogen-rich syngas for the combustion process that allows to save energy and to reduce CO2 emissions of the melting process by 10/15%.

The novelty of this application in glass production is that the heat for the Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) reaction will not be generated on purpose by direct fuel combustion but will be recovered from flue gases that otherwise would be lost into the atmosphere.

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Ferrovial-Cespa Project

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Ferrovial-Cespa PROJECT

 

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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 residual heat and that will power the entire system. In this case, we detect temperatures from 60 to 120 celsius degrees .

2) The sensors. In this case,  the accelorometer for INDU-EYE LoRA Vibro and the temperature sensor for INDU-EYE LoRA Termo.

3) The LoRa communication node. This device will be able to send the collected data to our monitoring servers in the cloud.

4) DAEVIS. It is the iIoT device monitoring system that will be in charge of collecting and displaying the collected data.

 

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Tubacex POC Project

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TUBACEX POC PROJECT

 

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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. In this case, it will be located on the blower motor at a distance of 3 meters from the thermogenerator.

3) The LoRa communication node. This device will be able to send the collected data to our monitoring servers in the cloud.

4) DAEVIS. It is the iIoT device monitoring system that will be in charge of collecting and displaying the collected data.

 

 

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New project – Battery Less Sensor

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New project – Battery Less Sensor

Estamos encantados de anunciar el nuevo proyecto denominado “Battery – Less Sensor” financiado por la línea de las Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras del Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo. Se trata de una iniciativa de IoT desarrollada por Alternative Energy Innovations (AEInnova), en colaboración con Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales y el Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya (CEEC)

El objetivo fundamental es el desarrollo de un estudio de viabilidad para determinar la idoneidad del uso de sensores inalámbricos con comunicaciones de largo alcance alimentado con el calor residual que produce la propia máquina (sin baterías ni cableado) en línea con el compromiso medioambiental para un adecuado mantenimiento predictivo y preventivo.

En la actualidad, la monitorización de máquinas se lleva a cabo a través de soluciones que pasan por la sensorización cableada o el uso de baterías Implican un gran coste económico, además del coste medioambiental ya que están compuestas mayoritariamente de cobalto y litio.  Al final de su vida útil, las baterías son desechos peligrosos debido a la toxicidad, inflamabilidad y reactividad.

La alternativa a estas soluciones, son dispositivos alimentados por energy harvesting a partir del calor residual de las máquinas de la industria como Battery Less Sensor. Se espera instalar estos pilotos en la capsuladora y la granuladora de la planta industrial de Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales y en el reactor de la planta industrial de CIRTEC.  

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AEInnova at COP25!

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Next December 10 we will participate in the climate conference in Madrid. There we will talk, of course, about the collection of energy from waste heat, presenting the advances of our InduEye platform and our European projects LIFE HEAT-R and FET Harvestore.

It is essential that we all contribute as much as possible to solve the most transcendental problem of humanity. There is no planet B!

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InduEye achieves CE certification

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We are pleased to inform that APPlus has certified our InduEye with the CE marking.

The CE marking ensures conformity with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.

This process implies the end of the prototype phase that began several years ago and has been successfully implemented in different industrial environments, mainly in the petrochemical sector.

Our following milestone, in which we are already working, will be the certification to operate in explosive environments (ATEX).

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AEInnova participates in the Day of Reflection and Debate organized by the Chair of Leadership and Democratic Governance of ESADE

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Day of Reflection and Debate organized by the Chair of Leaderships and Democratic Governance of ESADE

On September 30, the World Day of Reflection and Debate was organized by the ESADE Chair of Leadership and Democratic Governance, led by Prof. Àngel Castiñeira. Under the motto Are we in time? Business leadership to transform the world the day focused on the 2030 agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The event was attended by a number of important personalities from the business, social and political world of our country with a long list of top business executives and various political leaders led by the Honorable Àngels Chacón, Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Initially, several working groups were created that reflected on the different axes related to SDG’s. AEInnova participated in a group that reflected on energy where he could explain his experience in thermoelectricity, achieved from the European project LIFE HEAT-R, and share with other major companies and organizations the great challenges that we are faced with a real energy transition and, unfortunately, transcending the intentions of each company.

Next, a joint statement was made in which there were concerns about the threat of climate change and the need to redirect business activities towards sustainable development to meet the challenges of the 2030 agenda. Multiple proposals on experiences and testimonies were presented and commented on in multiple sectors that provided a comprehensive approach to the situation, concluding that it is necessary for companies and society to act in a firm, determined and courageous manner.

The Day of Reflection and Debate has an annual nature with the objective of reflecting, from a strategic perspective, on issues relevant to the public agenda and providing new ideas and approaches that will lead the development and progress of the country.

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Inauguration of the new headquarters of AEInnova in Terrassa

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Plafón informativa Güell y Cia

On October 24, AEInnova inaugurated its new headquarters, located at Pare Llaurador 169 in Terrassa Street.

The new headquarters are located in the old textile factory Güell i Cia. which, according to Raül Aragonés, president of AEInnova, «represents the transformation of the industrial fabric of the country but that, if we look back, we maintain values such as innovation, entrepreneurship and courage that persist in time and which are the essence and the signs of identity of companies in the country «

At the act, of a festive nature, a large representation of political, industrial and economic agents participated as well as a good part of the company’s shareholding.

 

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AEInnova could benefit from Germany’s stimulus to the green economy

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AEInnova workshop

On 20 September, the government of Angela Merkel approved an environmental measures plan with an investment of 54,000 million euros with the intention of reducing emissions of CO2 by 55% in 2030. This measure also has the purpose to stimulate the growth of the country which, in return, should benefit other companies from other European countries.

In this context, AEInnova is a company that could benefit from the announced measures since it develops thermoelectric technology that allows to convert the residual heat into electrical energy, developing a series of products that allow industries to be more efficient and sustainable.

On the other hand, after 2017 he was a finalist for the Start Up Energy Transition Awards: The future of production and manufacturing has a close relationship with the German government with the DENA, the German Energy Agency. As a result of this relationship, last September they were able to participate in the 24th World Energy Congress and in the workshops of the World Economic Forum and the O15 + ICER (International Conference of Energy Regulators).

You can get more information at:
https://www.ccma.cat/324/empresas-catalanes-podrien-beneficiar-se-dels-estimuls-dalemanya-a-leconomia-verda/noticia/2958288/
https://www.ccma.cat/tv3/alacarta/telenoticies/telenoticies-migdia-24102019/video/5944647/ (01:02:17)

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Inauguration of the 26th academic year of the Salesian University School of Sarria (EUSS)

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On October 2, Dr. Raúl Aragonés gave the inaugural conference of the 26th academic year of the Salesian University School of Sarria (EUSS).

His conference began with a review of the most relevant milestones of Humanity and then focused on the progress that has taken place in the last 150 years and its severe environmental consequences.

In a second part, he reflected on the current energy model, which he defined as unfeasible, and then presented alternative technologies in energy generation.

Finally, he made a special mention to the Energy Harvesting technologies, explaining the status and progress of the European LIFE HEAT-R project that they are developing in AEInnova.

Dr. Raúl Aragonés is a EUSS graduate student and he was grateful for the honor to participate in this prestigious event at a university that was fundamental in his training.