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.
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!
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.
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 andthe 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.
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).
AEInnova, member of SET 100 – a group that brings together the top 100 startups in the world committed to the energy transition – has been invited by DENA (Deutsche Energie Agentur / German Energy Agency) to participate in the 24th World Energy Congress, an event organized by the World Energy Council and held in Abu Dhabi from September 9 to 12.
Under the motto of Energy for Prosperity, multiple conferences and working groups were designed to bring together top-level political, business and research agents as well as a large representation of the main actors involved in the generation and distribution of energy with the objective of reflecting on the main difficulties in achieving a sustainable global energy system that allows high levels of prosperity and well-being.
After four days of work, the need to evolve towards a decarbonized energy model is evident, but there is still a lot of obstacles to solve. On the one hand, technological aspects, such as the redesign of electrical networks or the storage of energy to balance supply and demand); on the other, economic aspects, both in terms of the necessary investments and the possibility (or not) of being able to assume them – especially in developing countries – and, finally, social aspects that will be produced as a result of the redefinition of the economic models. In summary, problems that can only be solved by solidarity, courageous and transversal policies that facilitate cooperation, innovation and investment.
With regard to AEInnova, we was invited to the workshops held by the World Economic Forum and the O15 + ICER Annual Workshop (International Conference of Energy Regulators) where we could present the possibilities of thermoelectricity as a result of the experience obtained through the European LIFE project HEAT-R.
According to David Comellas, CEO of AEInnova, this conference «has allowed us to see the problems from a very generalist and polyhedral perspective and to express that the desire to decarbonize the planet is not a political or marketing campaign but rather It is a fact shared by all the actors involved but, unfortunately, there are still many challenges to be resolved so that it becomes a reality »
We deeply thanked the DENA‘s invitation and congratulations to the World Energy Council for the organization that has been excellent in every way. a
The summer camp began with the intervention of Dr. Raúl Aragonés, president of the company, who presented the day making a historic journey from the beginning of this «dream» to the current moments «when AEInnova has become a reference company in thermoelectricity «.
Then, David Comellas, CEO of AEInnova, took the floor and talked about the results achieved, future challenges and changes in management that have been made in recent months and will continue to be carried out as we leave the starting condition to become in a company.
Subsequently, Dr. Ramon Voces began to present the changes in information technology and information management, talking about Knowledge Management and Innovation in SMEs, which continued Alex Santolaria, IT manager, and Victor Ciria, administrator of systems.
Finally, Laura Martínez, responsible for quality, spoke about the latest developments regarding ISO9001 and the details of implementation in AEInnova.
In short, a day in which all people on the team could «synchronize» and share moments of communion.
The Industry 4.0 Forum is an annual event organized by the Enginyers de Catalunya’s Industry 4.0 Commission with the aim of sharing and disseminating experiences related to 4.0 technologies. The Industry 4.0 Award recognizes the contribution of companies that lead research and innovation in this field.
The product presented by AEInnova is called Indu-Eye,the first end to end sensorization iIoT (Industrial Internet Of Things) platform able to work without the need of wiring or batteries. In this way, the implementation and maintenance costs are substantially reduced and, in addition, the environmental impact caused by the manufacture and recycling of batteries (usually Lithium) is eliminated.
Currently, several Indu-Eye pilots have already been validated in industries as diverse as the petrochemical, automotive or food industries and are already in the pre-industrialization phase.
Electricity generation is produced by thermoelectricity, a discipline in which AEInnova has extensive experience and for which in recent years it has been recognized with important national and international awards.
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