Teijin, Veolia to use waste heat
November 18, 2019 - Germany
Teijin and the industrial park operator Veolia have initiated a project to use the waste heat produced at the Heinsberg-Oberbruch site, saving around 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions yearly. The waste heat will be fed into the Veolia hot water network, which supplies the local companies. Teijin also wants to use this heat to heat its premises.
In the thermal processes of the carbon fibre production, a large amount of waste heat is generated and is released unused to the environment. Therefore, both companies have decided on a joint project to use the waste heat at the Heinsberg-Oberbruch location. For this, a carbon fibre production plant will be adjusted and approximately 1,500 kW of waste heat will be fed into the Veolia hot water network, which supplies the local industrial companies.
In addition, Teijin wants to use the waste heat to heat its own premises. The total yearly savings of 1,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide correspond to the carbon dioxide emissions of around 1,000 diesel vehicles with an annual mileage of 10,000 kilometres each.
For the financial implementation of the waste heat recovery project, the two project partners took part in the "Energy Efficiency" funding competition of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This funding programme specifically targets the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in German economy. About half of the eligible costs were approved, the remainder amortised through the use of waste heat at the site due to reduced gas consumption.