The flagship region energy is Austria’s biggest research partnership which boosts a sustainable energy system.
NEFI New Energy for Industry is one of three flagship regions. NEFI key technologies ‘Made in Austria’ enable the decarbonisation of industrial energy systems and help to secure Austria’s position as an industrial location. Digitalisation presents new opportunities for enhancing the flexibility of the energy system, and industrial processes and plays a core role in the NEFI innovation fields and their associated flagship projects.
kleinkraft is project partner in the two projects EDCSproof and the flagship project Industry4Redispatch which will lead to producing companies beeing enabled to take part in the upcoming market for electricity flexibilities due to the utilization of the developed EDCS-controller.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is mainly responsible for the global climate change and its catastrophic effects. But, this greenhouse gas has not only disadvantages. As provider of carbon, CO2 can be used as raw material for the production of fuels or chemicals. Thus, produced CO2 is used instead of emitted to the atmosphere. Dependent from purity, the exhaust gas can be used directly or after a cleaning step. In our process the CO2 is afterwards used to produce chemicals.
Since 2015 kleinkraft works with its partners Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Technical University Vienna (TU Wien) on the realization of this concept. Since 2018 these resarch and development activities were intensivied and initial research and development projects were publically funded wherof some are already successfully finished.
2022 the demonstrator prototype was finished and the patent application is ready. 2023 workshops with interested industrial partners will take place and the next steps for realization enabled.
Energy audit Vamed
At the site in Oberndorf an energy audit according to the Austrian energy efficiency law for buildings was...
At the site in Oberndorf an energy audit according to the Austrian energy efficiency law for buildings was conducted. Focus for this energy audit was laid on the identification of optimization measures to increase renewable energy on the one hand and reduce the energy demand on the other hand. Energy saving potentials and dynamic amortisation for the measures were calculated, technical descriptions made and potential public funding possibilities identified. The interaction of processes was shown and possibilities to measure the impact were identified.
Alternative and efficient heating system such as industrial heat pump and central heat and power plant
Electricity production with a photovoltaic plant
Lowering room temperature
The existing engines were retrofitted with synchronous engines and frequency converters. In comparison to fixed speed control the...
The existing engines were retrofitted with synchronous engines and frequency converters. In comparison to fixed speed control the variable control needs less electricity. Via a speed controlled drive system the utilization rate in variable load ranges is maximized and thus energy saved.
Enhancement of the energy transformer operation via adaptation of steam providers to operation and production times. Until now the steam boiler was running constantly independent from operation and production times.
Professional waste and wastewater treatment as well as local energy supply is a huge challenge in Tanzania. To solve this problem the technical requirements for the production of biogas and its economic feasibility was evaluated. Companies from the sisal processing, fattening and slaughtering as well as a food processing company was evaluated.
The focus was on the material and energy flows as well as waste quality and possible energy production systems and their economic feasibility. One of the reports was published by UNIDO.