In the Food Pinch R&D project, we are developing innovative processes to significantly reduce the energy consumption of heating and cooling supply systems in industrial plants and leverage potential savings.
Research + Development
Our research project Food Pinch – energy saving with software-based pinch control – was presented in a poster exhibition at the two-day congress “Energy Efficiency Research for Industry and Commerce” on May 17 and 18, 2022.
Scientists at Darmstadt Technical University, together with ÖKOTEC and partners from industry, are investigating how CO2-neutral production can work in the research project ETA model factory with artificial intelligence.
ÖKOTEC experts Knut Grabowski and Georg Ratjen explain what is meant by a pinch analysis and how they are developing it further in the current R&D project Food Pinch in an interview with the trade magazine DLG.
A new method makes it possible for the first time to determine a specific CO2 footprint for all manufactured products in real time. This is made possible by an extension for digitalized energy management.
ÖKOTEC Energiemangement and RWTH Aachen LTT university are developing solutions in the Food Pinch research and development project to intelligently connect heat sources and heat sinks in the food industry.
Our EnEffReg research project has confirmed: Intelligent and automatic plant control with EnEffReg is possible. The software-based system continuously monitors plants for energy efficiency. Learn more in our short film.
EnEffReg® makes self-regulation possible. Together with users from Bayer, Daimler and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, ÖKOTEC and Fraunhofer IPK have developed a novel system that automatically makes the operation of plants more energy efficient.
In an interview with Veolutions, Knut Grabowski and Boris Lesjean give their assessment of opportunities for greater CO2 reduction in industry, what challenges industrial companies face and provide helpful tips.
The software solution for energy efficiency controlling EnEffCo® developed by ÖKOTEC creates an important basic prerequisite for companies to analyze, optimize and control their energy consumption and the efficiency of their plants.
With “co2realtime”, companies will be able to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and save energy costs in the future. What is particularly innovative about the project is that the CO2 footprint is based on real-time data and is product-specific.
The German Energy Agency’s (dena) “Lighthouses CO2 savings in industry” project aims to publicize economic energy efficiency potential and proven measures for waste heat utilization. This example shows the use of waste heat in a steel mill.