Replacing wooden casting patterns for metal foundries with recyclable 3D-printed versions to reduce energy and material use.
RecEgg process will recycle waste eggshells into calcium carbonate for use in the pharmaceutical industry – reducing landfill waste and the need for mining.
New fibre technology for reinforcing precast concrete, with the aim to save on energy use in manufacturing as well as improving productivity.
OAL is a robotic food processing system that reduces the energy consumption of product manufacturing and in-situ equipment cleaning processes.
Recycling polyester clothing and other textiles into reusable pellets which can then be turned back into clothing or plastic products, displacing virgin polyester use and reducing textile waste.
Fully wireless local exhaust ventilation (LEV) control system to protect workers from dust and solvent fumes while reducing energy consumption.
University of Warwick
Forging technique using Near-Solidus Forging temperatures to reduce the number of hammer strikes needed to produce a near net shape, saving energy and raw material.
Up to £3.6 millions have been awarded to 8 projects as part of the IEEA Phase 3. The IEEA contributions range from £180k to £910k per project, typically providing around 40-60% funding for each project, with the remainder to be funded by the successful projects. The projects started in Autumn 2022 and will run for up to four years.
Investigating in-situ cold road re-construction and recycling techniques for UK highways. This technique is expected to allow 100% recycling of an existing highway surface.
Heat recovery system for breweries using a heat pump. This innovation is expected to reduce energy consumption by 80%.
Luxus & TRC
Odour-extracting technology to allow recycling of household plastics into higher value products.
Matrix Moulding Systems
Improved way to produce extruded plastic products using ultrasonic technology at Polypipe. This project is building on a previous IEEA's project that achieved 34% energy savings.
Biomass technology looking to convert waste grain from breweries into heat, bio-oil and glucose.
Anaerobic digestion technology to optimise wastewater sludge treatment using artificial intelligence and plant configuration. Expected energy saving in the conversion to biogas of 20%.
Looking to improve the efficiency of chemical manufacture by converting batch processes into continuous processes, with significant cost and energy savings.
Sensor-detecting technology to optimise the cleaning of process pipework in the drinks industry. This will help reduce water and energy consumption.
The IEEA is delivered by the Carbon Trust with support from Jacobs and KTN.