ProBu

The ProBu project. Process technology for sustainable Building materials production

In collaboration with FLSmidth and ROCKWOOL the CHEC group will develop sustainable process technologies that will increase the use of renewable fuels and raw materials and reduce CO2 emissions. The project is funded by Innovation Fund Denmark. The research will include studies on use of alternative fuels in large process plants, optimization of industrial cyclones, development of process technologies for low CO2 ROCKWOOL and cement production and reduction of emissions form building materials production.

Through lower CO2 emissions and reduced fuel consumption, ROCKWOOL expects its production to become more sustainable. For FLSmidth, using alternative cement formulas and production methods will enable the company to launch more efficient technologies for using renewable fuels and reducing emissions.

Both companies use or sell production technologies based on high temperature processes, and the CHEC expertise with respect to measurements in industrial high temperature reactors, reduction of harmful deposit formation, use of alternative fuels and reduction of emissions will be utilized to obtain further understanding of the applied process technologies. This understanding will make a basis for a further development of sustainable building materials production.

Making the production of cement and insulation materials more sustainable will not only benefit the climate, but also strengthen the exports of the Danish building materials industry to global markets. By enhancing energy utilisation, minimizing environmental impact and maintaining high waste recycling rates, these companies will strengthen their essential technological pole position and thus their competitive strength in global markets.

For more information, contact:
Peter Arendt Jensen (Paj@kt.dtu.dk), Anne Juul Damø  (ajp@kt.dtu.dk) or Kim Dam-Johansen (Kdj@kt.dtu.dk)

Kontakt

Peter Arendt Jensen
Seniorforsker
DTU Kemiteknik
45 25 28 49

Kontakt

Anne Juul Damø
Seniorforsker
DTU Kemiteknik
45 25 29 36

Kontakt

Kim Dam-Johansen
Professor, Institutdirektør
DTU Kemiteknik
45 25 28 45