PITAGORAS consortium will meet in Ostrava from 4th to 6th April (Czech Republic) for the next General Assembly meeting. A workshop will take place within this frame in order to present the main results of the project, especially those concerning the successful pilot plant of Brescia (Italy).
PITAGORAS project was presented at this two day workshop, which took place last February in Lyon, France. The event was cohosted by CELSIUS together with the Métropole de Lyon and the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative, and gathered 140 participants and 40 speakers in seminars and round table sessions.
Pitagoras consortium will meet in Ostrava (Czech Republic) from 4th to 6th April for the 42th month General Assembly meeting. It will be the last meeting in which the project progress and the on-going research will be discussed between the partners before the end of the project on October this year. Monitoring and performance assessment of the demonstration plant built in Brescia will be the main technical issue under discussion.
A waste heat recovery plant has been developed for a steel mill owned by ORI MARTIN and located in Brescia (Italy), to recover the waste heat form the fumes coming from the Electric Arc Furnace (EAF). A 10 MWth Waste Heat recovery Unit has been developed in order to produce saturated steam. The steam can be used for heat production and supply to the city district heating network by means of steam/water heat exchagners (10MWth) or to feed the ORC unit to produce electricity (1,8MWe), which is the operation strategy followed in summer time. The present document comprises a comprehensive description of the developed concept and implemented pilot plant.
The project has worked in a second different system concept based on industrial integration of solar thermal energy in combination with seasonal thermal energy storage (STES) concept, including the possibility of solar heat delivery also to the district heating network. The plant has been planned for a specific site in the city of Kremsmünster (Austria) and in an industrial area of an oil and gas industry. The developed system concept is formed by a solar field of 9377 m2, which is expected to produce around 4547MWh of useful solar heat per year. The idea of reconverting an existing oil tank of 60000 m3 of storage volume (that will not longer be used) into a STES allows to store the surplus solar heat in summer and its use later on in winter months, which significantly increase the solar production capabilities, system performance as well as economics.
The 36MM will be held in Barcelona. The main issues to discuss will be:
- 4th October: Estrategic Exploitation Seminar to discuss about the exploitable results of the project and to define the main strategy to follow. This seminar will be leaded by an expert provided by the EC.
-5th October. Main activities performed during last six months. Running of Brescia demonstration plant.
- 6th October. Work to be performed during next six months: monitoring of the Brescia plant, exploitation and dissemination activities. Design guidelines and replication of the waste heat steel plant in other industries with high flow of residual heat. Relationship with other European Smart Cities Initiatives.
A presentation of the Brescia demo plant has been shown at the "Engine ORC consortium 2016" workshop, Belfast, in September 14-16th. The presentation was mainly focused on the production of electricity from waste heat of the Electric Arc Furnace fumes of Ori Martin.
In April 2016 took place the 30 MM at Ori Martin headquarters. The consortium of the Project visited the Project demonstration plant that was running producing electricity from the Electric Arc Furnace hot fumes. For more information, please visit the Documents section that includes a publishable report of the plant.
In January 2016 the Pitágoras demo plant was commissioned at the Ori Martin Steel facility en Brescia, Italy. Waste heat from the fumes of the Electric Arc Furnace is used to produce steam that can be used for suppling heat to the local DH (winter season) or to produce electricity (summer season).
The Kick-off meeting of the EU funded Project (FP7) PITAGORAS was hold the 21st and 22nd November 2013 in Bilbao (Spain). Tecnalia, as the leader of the project, hosted this first meeting in the facilities located in the Technology Park of Zamudio