Competitive and reliable material selections for future energy supply (ENFOS)
Competitive and reliable material selections will improve the competitiveness of Danish small- and medium-sized businesses and contribute to a green transition.
PurposeThe project will support the development of green technology.
The transition from fossil energy to green energy introduces new challenges for systems, materials, and equipment. Systems are exposed to increasingly aggressive chemical environments at high pressures and temperatures. Increased process optimisation and a focus on competitiveness also contribute to the increased pressure on these new technologies.
Today, FORCE Technology offers knowledge and facilities that help Danish companies choose and document materials for the energy sector. This project will expand this platform of services, based on testing facilities for harsh environments.
Consultancy and testing facilities will help Danish companies qualify products and designs for facilities for green energy technology. This project will thus support the development of green technology by improving the competitiveness of Danish small- and medium-sized businesses, and by contributing to a larger flow of new technology for the green transition.
The target groups are:
- companies developing new technology for energy facilities
- manufacturers of new energy technology equipment, both current and future
- energy facility operators and owners.
Several companies will be involved in demonstration activities. At the moment, these include Bigadan A/S, Elysium Nordic Aps, WattsUp Power A/S and Aalborg CSP A/S.
In addition, we have established an advisory board, which we use for professional sparring. The advisory board ensures that the activity is constantly focused on technology development and innovation efforts, adapted to the needs of the industry, while at the same time establishing important links with and between companies.
Previous project periods
This project builds on the "Materials in Harsh Environments" project (2017–2019), and is related to the GEOTHERM, EEEHy, and CeJacket innovation fund projects.
Material selection for pyrolysis
Elysium Nordic Aps builds one of the world's largest pyrolysis plants for the recovery of end-of-life car tires. FORCE Technology participates in the dialogue about material selection for the plant's unique pyrolysis reactor, where carbon black is recovered from the tires so that it can be included in new rubber-based products. High temperature and special gas mixtures must be considered when selecting the reactor material.
Special test of flywheels for energy storage
WattsUp Power A/S supplies advanced flywheel systems for energy storage. FORCE Technology has measured the mechanical strength of the composite in a new flywheel design. The special assignment required the development of a special fixture and a new test protocol that addresses the difficulties of testing fiber-reinforced composites with complex geometry.
Seminar - November 22, 2019
Under the title Green transition requires innovative material solutions, we held a seminar with 27 participants from Danish companies and organizations.
The participants gained insight into the project's demonstration cases within biogas, concentrated solar energy, pyrolysis, batteries, geothermal energy and offshore wind. It was illustrated with practical cases.
A new test laboratory was presented, including autoclaves, a double-proof test chamber and specialized facilities for handling difficult gases.
The advisory board, which includes 12 Danish companies, was given the opportunity to comment on the project's progress and course.