David Beardsworth, BCC and John Fifer, SKM Enviros - Greener Ceramics
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  • 1. The Carbon Trust’s Accelerator Programme Brick Sector 2010 John Fifer SKM Enviros & Dave Beardsworth BCC
  • 2. Main IEEA Objective
    • Tackle sector specific processes – the ‘black boxes’ that have not been looked at in detail before
      • Identify practical, replicable, cost-effective carbon saving opportunities
    • Understand and address the barriers to implementation of identified opportunities
    • Mobilise whole sectors to increase implementation of opportunities
    Deliver a step change reduction in CO 2 from industrial processes by accelerating innovation in process control and the uptake of low-carbon technologies.
  • 3. Key is to identify the best opportunities in Stage 1 to take into Stage 2 (£ and CO2) Funding between 25% and 60% of project cost
  • 4. Brick Sector Accelerator
  • 5. Brick Making Process & CO 2 Emissions clay prep forming setting dehacking firing drying other – compressors, lighting, offices, workshops
  • 6. Brick Making Process & CO 2 Emissions
  • 7. Ideas to Challenges Challenge = areas
  • 8. The “Challenge Areas”
    • The challenge areas should meet the following criteria:
      • be innovative, i.e. beyond what the sector is currently doing
      • be sector specific. i.e. not generic such as CHP or anaerobic digestion
      • have sector support and a credible path to market
      • have good carbon savings
      • have good replication potential
  • 9. Energy Consumption, Brick Sector Source BCC 2007 data
  • 10. Potential Opportunity Area
      • low carbon fuels
      • low carbon products
      • clay prep/forming
      • drying & firing
      • process & equipment efficiency
      • low carbon power
    50 opportunities distilled to 13 potential projects
  • 11. Summary of Innovation Day This gave us four technology areas into which all the 13 identified projects could be submitted. Technology Area sector CO 2 potential number of votes Low Carbon Energy Sources very high 27 Low Carbon Products high 5 Kiln and Dryers (including heat recovery) high 27 Process and Equipment Efficiency med 8
  • 12. Suggested Challenge Areas
    • The integration of Bio-Mass Combustion, through gasification or direct combustion, as a heat source for tunnel kilns and dryers.
    • 2. The development of clay Low Carbon Products that are less energy intensive to manufacture:
    • 3. Waste Heat Recovery from the tunnel kiln or dryer for re-use as heat or to generate electricity:
    • 4. The development of a Low Air Movement Kiln to reduce heat losses (retrofit option).
    • 5. The development of IT based modelling & fault identification tools to improve Process & Equipment Efficiency.
  • 13. Next Steps
    • BCC to agree with the Carbon Trust a prioritised list of technologies, i.e. The Challenge Areas
    • The criteria for a successful project are:
    • The potential for carbon saving
    • The cost of the solutions
    • The potential for replication
  • 14. Then What!
    • End Oct 2010: Report on Technologies to Carbon Trust
    • Late 2010/early 2011: Open call for Proposals for 2 or 3 Selected Technologies
      • each area may cover a number of potential projects
    • Early 2011: Submit bids for technology areas
    • Mid 2011: Winning bids projects start.
  • 15.  
  • 16. Dairy Sector
    • Stage 2 Challenges
        • Innovative Technologies for Clean-in-Place
        • Use of High Efficiency Homogenisation Technologies
    • £250,000 available in funding support (or up to £500,000 in exceptional circumstances).
  • 17. Thank you