Successful PITAGORAS workshop in Ostrava

PITAGORAS consortium met in Ostrava (Czech Republic) last April 4-6 for its General Assembly meeting. Additionally, a very successful workshop took place in which the main outcomes of the project were presented, obtaining positive feedback from more than 50 assistants belonging to various sectors.

The workshop was mainly focused on presenting the large scale pilot plant located at the ORI MARTIN steel mill in Brescia (Italy). The plant consists of an industrial waste heat recovery unit that uses the heat from an electric arc furnace (EAF) to produce sustainable district heat and electricity.

Even if one could think that the scope was limited to the steel industry professional community, the event finally attracted the interest of 56 participants from various backgrounds, including energy intensive industries, public authorities, research community and other professionals. The assistants gave positive feedback on the workshop.

The main presentation, by Andrea Panizza from ORI MARTIN, described in detail the current status of the waste heat recovery pilot plant, which was successfully built and is currently in operation. That presentation is available here.