10 años Energylab



Data analytics for advanced energy and waste management

Performance of advanced data analytics projects on the implementation of energy efficiency measures in buildings, industry or vehicle fleets to its use in the deployment of expert systems according to big-data techniques or massive data treatment (by using sensors at consumption points and significant variables) to improve energy efficiency in the services, industry or mobility sector.

Everything will be performed by the development of predictive models, the adaptation of energy consuming system to their optimal operating point, reduction of the gap between predicted and real consumption by the use of statistic models, search for correlations between energy and productive parameters, identification of inefficiencies and prescription of proceedings to their correction.

Waste heat recovery

Study, analysis and development of technical solutions for the recovery of the high and medium temperature heat in new facilities and existing processes to its direct thermal use (plate exchangers, heat pump) or to renewable energy generation (Organic Rankine Cycle– ORC, Peltier, Stirling engine).

Characterisation of existing energy potential by field-measurements and tests in the laboratory, energy parameterisation and modelling, energy simulation of thermal processes, development of energy recovery systems and energy saving verifications.

Application to the optimisation of heat recovery in specific applications such as industrial cogenerations (improvement of equivalent electrical efficiency) , mechanic compression systems (Cooling systems and air compressors), recovery of heat from evaporative condensers, industrial ovens and other intensive thermal processes.

Circular economy

Development of projects based on eco-innovation and circular economy to transform linear productive models towards green circular economy. For that purpose, we follow the European Union Action Plan for Circular economy, focusing on priority areas: i) plastic; ii) crucial raw materials; iii) food waste; iv) biomass and bioproducts; y v) building and demolition.

Monitoring, tracking and measurement of circular economy strategies by specific indicators—process circularity— by the use of environmental management tools.

Accomplishment of projects based on the creation of secondary raw materials markets and the promotion of electric and electronic appliances (WEEE) repair, reuse and recycling at the end of their life.