Project

Development of ethanol CHP with an energy-efficient heat recovery system


Innovation Norway GrantsInnovation Norway Grants

Supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme “Business Development and Innovation Croatia”


Project Promotor: TEMA automatizacija u industriji d.o.o.
Partner: Gether AS

Short description: About 90 % of all traded goods worldwide are carried out across waterways. Shipping activities contributed with 2.89 % of global CO2 emissions (Fourth IMO GHG Study 2020). The study observed that it is difficult to achieve IMO’s 2050 GHG reduction ambition only through energy-saving technologies but a large share of the total amount of CO2 reduction will have to come from the use of low-carbon alternative fuels, like Ethanol. Ethanol is a biofuel that is widely used in the car transport industry in Brazil and the United States of America. It is used as an additive and as a sustainable fuel mixture with gasoline. Near 100 % ethanol engines have been developed and used in transport trucks in Sweden. As a result, ethanol production has increased in the last decade presented as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.Bioethanol is historically made from agricultural feedstocks like sugarcane, potato, cassava, and corn and is regarded as a first-generation biofuel. However, this project will not source its ethanol from these. Second-generation biofuels also known as advanced biofuels are fuels derived from non-food biomass. These are lignocellulosic biomass, agricultural residues or waste, and nonfood crops grown on land unsuitable for food production. By using second-generation biofuels this project avoids concerns and debates about crop replacement and food prices. There is currently a consortium of a French company AXENS, and a Croatian oil company INA for the construction of a 55 kt/year second-generation ethanol production unit in Croatia. This project will source its ethanol fuel within the Croatian society completing the cycle of local development.

The aim of the project is the development of an ethanol CHP with an energy-efficient heat recovery system.

The expected outcome from the R&D activities will be in two parts:

  • An ethanol-powered combined heat and power engine that can be coupled with TEMA’s permanent magnet electric motor
  • An energy-efficient heat recovery system that extracts heat from the electric motor, ethanol energy cooling circuit and the exhaust gases

Total project value: 840.876,00 EUR
Total Grant: 504.000,00 EUR
Project implementation period: 01.June.2023. – 30.April.2023.
Contact Person: Branimir Ružojčić, tema@tema.hr, 052/216 740



TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT

TEMA automatizacija u industriji d.o.o. as part of the implementation of the project Development of ethanol CHP with an energy-efficient heat recovery system, supported by a grant from Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, in the frame of the Programme “Business Development and Innovation Croatia”, announces an open procurement procedure: Tender Announcement for procurement of HVO engine.

Tenderers may access and download the tender documents below on this website as well as on EOJN.

Contracting Authority: TEMA automatizacija u industriji d.o.o.
Short description: Open Tender for procurement of HVO engine.
Procurement number: 2023/IN006
Deadline for submission of offers: February 29, 2024, 16:00 Central European Time
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Previous Tenders:
1. Procurement 2023/IN004 – Procurement of transformers: Decision on cancellation
2. Procurement 2023/IN004 – Procurement of transformers: Decision on selection
3. Procurement 2023/IN005 – Procurement of PMVS Genset mechanical assembling parts: Decision on selection
4. Procurement 2024/IN002 – Procurement of PMVS Generator Power Electronics DC Voltage Output: Decision on selection