Energy efficiency and demand side management in steel by the use of oxyfuel an CCU technology
OxySteel encompasses the increase of energy efficiency b the use of novel technologies and he evaluation of DSM potentials in a steel mill. The first goal is tachled by the development and implementation of a new process design using oxy-fuel combustion and CCU. The second objective is to identify flexibilities for the increased use of renewsable energy sources and possibile grid service.
The steel industry is a facinating area of research because efficiency measures have a big impact. For example after the implementation of OxySteel, we expect annual energy savings of 12 GWh. This equates to approx 10% of the annual gas consumption a subsequent technology rollout, the savings are multible thereof.
Thomas Klenberger, Head of Chair of Energy Network Technology, Monatnuniversität Leoben.
- Identification of flexibilities and energy efficienxy in procress heat production by the use of oxyfuel combustion.
- Replacement of gas burners by oxy-fuel burners.
- Recudtion of the required electrical storages and support of the stability of the electrical power grid.
- OxySteel demonstrator project in Breifenfeld Edelstahl AG steel mill