Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing process Off-gas and waste use


Project Description

BAMBOO aims to develop new technologies that address energy and resource efficiency challenges in four intensive industries (steel, petrochemicals, minerals, and pulp and paper). BAMBOO scales promising technologies to adapt, test and validate them under real production conditions. The focus is on three main innovation pillars (i) waste heat recovery, (ii) electrical flexibility, and (iii) waste stream recovery. Demonstrable technologies include (a) industrial heat pumps, (b) Organic Rankine Cycles, (c) combustion monitoring and control devices, and (d) improved burners and hybrid processes that use energy from different carriers (waste heat, steam, and electricity) to refine solid biofuels. These activities are supported by the Energieinstitut in the form of quantitative accompanying research using life cycle assessment and environmental cost calculations.

To maximize their application and impact at the plant level, flexibility measures will be implemented in each demo case towards energy neutrality and merged into a horizontal decision support system for flexibility management. BAMBOO will enable intensive industries to make better decisions to become more competitive in natural resource use in a broader context.
The BAMBOO consortium includes strong industry participation: 6 large companies as end users and 3 SMEs as technology providers working with experienced research institutions.

Project Consortium

  1. CIRCE Foundation
  2. Technische Universität Braunschweig
  3. AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  4. IKERLAN S.COOP, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
  5. Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
  6. N-SIDE SA, TURBODEN SPA, AMT Kältetechnik GmbH
  7. Viking Heat Engines AS, Rina Consulting S.p.A
  8. Cosmo Tech, ArcelorMittal España
  9. Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi
  10. Grecian Magnesite
  11. UPM GmbH
  14. S.A.
  15. Fondazione iCons
  16. EDF
  17. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz

Project duration

01.09.2018 - 28.02.2023

Funding provider


Funding program

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 820771.


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