INDUS3ES - Demonstration of innovative integrated biomass logistics centres for the Agro-industry sector in Europe

  • Dates: October 2015 – November 2019
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  • Leader: CIRCE 
  • Grant agreement number: 680738
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Large quantities of waste heat are continuously rejected from industries. Most of this waste energy, however, is of low quality and is not practical or economical to recover it with current technologies. The Indus3Es project will develop an innovative Absorption Heat Transformer (AHT) for this purpose, focused on low temperature waste heat recovery (below 130ºC). The Indus3Es System will effectively recover and revalorize about 50% of the low-temperature waste heat, increasing quality of the waste source to the required temperature and reusing it again in the industrial process.

Indus3Es System will be defined and optimized for different specificities in different sectors and industrial processes, for which up-scaling of the demonstrated technology and replication studies will be performed. Market potential evaluation and business analysis will be performed by industrial partners in order to guarantee a successful exploitation of the system in a short future.


The main objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate an innovative system for recovering and revaluing low-exergy waste heat from industrial processes.

The developed system will be easily adapted into various industrial process and sources of both, new and existing industries. It will be demonstrated in a real scenario, enabling to analyse besides integration aspects, operational and business issues.

The new system will be based on absorption heat transformer (AHT) technology, and will allow a 20% reduction of the process heat demand. Besides the embodied energy, the environmental footprint of the products and the manufacturing costs will be reduced too, increasing the competitiveness of European products.


CIRCE is the project coordinator, responsible of its technical, financial, legal and administrative management.

Regarding the technical issues, CIRCE will lead the development of the INDUCE methodology, which will enable the creation the training programs. Following, CIRCE will take part in the implementation and monitoring of the training programs in the pilot companies, as well as in the training of the coaches in the mentioned methodology.

Finally, CIRCE will also contribute to the validation of the INDUCE Methodology, and in the evaluation of its impact, in order to proceed with its improvement and update, with special focus on the national and European regulatory issues.


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