Optimising Energy Management in Industry – new £1.6m project

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brunel uniThe CSEF team at Brunel University have been awarded a new EPSRC project which will make a contribution to the decarbonisation of UK industry.

The £1.6m ‘OPTEMIN’ project will be led by CSEF Director Professor Savvas Tassou with Dr Hussam Jouhara and Dr Yunting Ge at Brunel, and will involve Cranfield University and Queen’s University Belfast.

OPTEMIN will take a whole systems approach to the optimisation of energy management in industry, with particular focus on the food and steel manufacturing sectors. The project will consider energy flows and demand reduction at three different levels:

  • individual process or plant level
  • integration and optimisation of energy flows across the whole site
  • interactions with the national energy supply system (grid electricity and gas) to satisfy overall economic and environmental performance considerations and optimisation criteria.

The project is supported by key industry stakeholders and BEIS (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). Outputs from the OPTEMIN project will provide new insights into the potential of new technologies and practices to accelerate decarbonisation of the UK’s industrial sector.

More on the OPTEMIN project at the EPSRC website

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