David Beardsworth, BCC and John Fifer, SKM Enviros - Greener Ceramics


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David Beardsworth, BCC and John Fifer, SKM Enviros - Greener Ceramics

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