The R&D project of Tüpraş is entitled for the highest incentive at a time from EU Horizon 2020

Tüpraş has become the Turkish industrial enterprise that was “Entitled for the Highest Incentive with One Project” under Horizon 2020, the most important research and innovation program of Europe, with its R&D Project, named BAMBOO.

The highest incentive that a Turkish industrial enterprise has ever received from European Commission at a time under European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D and Innovation Program does now belong to Tüpraş.

Tüpraş R&D Center is among the partners of “BAMBOO” project (Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing process Off-gas and waste use), which aims to commercialize technologies to ensure resource and energy efficiency in energy intensive industries as a part of EU Horizon 2020 program. Tüpraş, with its 2.2 million Euro budget, 50% of which is funded by the European Union, has become the Turkish enterprise that was entitled for the highest incentive at a time under Horizon 2020 program.

The project, which will allow generating electricity from waste heat, is prominent with its energy efficiency and environmental impact.

An innovative “Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)” system, which will allow generating electricity from waste heat source in the refinery, will be developed in this project, which combines refinery expertise of Tüpraş and the expertise of leading organizations of Europe in energy systems, and Izmir Refinery will be the first user of this system. An energy generation plant, based on ORC technology, will be established in U-100 Crude Oil Unit of Tüpraş Izmir Refinery and approximately 1 MW electricity will be produced from waste heat as a part of the project.

This project will enable Tüpraş to take a significant step in increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. As a part of BAMBOO project with a total budget of 18.7 million Euro, which will be implemented by the partnership of 19 different organizations from 9 countries, new technologies to utilize waste heats in four different energy intensive industries (steel, refinery, paper and mineral) will be implemented.

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