High value-added solutions area / Circular economy and sustainability area
DEVELOPMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF EXTRACTING CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND ENERGY STORAGE VECTORS FROM WASTE
The main motivation for this project is to reduce the carbon footprint in the textile industry by focusing on the electrification of factories and the promotion of the circular economy in its activity.
With this in mind, new European waste management legislation obliges countries to start separate collection of textile waste by 1 January 2025. The consequences will have an impact on the entire textile value chain and Member States will be obliged to promote operational separate collection systems in order to be able to absorb this volume of textile waste.
Gasification will be able to convert these complex wastes into energy carriers which can be used for energy generation in the private sector, harnessing the energy embedded in the waste in a sustainable way. In addition, the electrification of textile finishing equipment through new direct heating technologies will reduce the amount of energy required, helping to lower energy costs and implement more sustainable energies. In this way, the current environmental impact of the textile industry will be reduced.
- Development and optimisation of a direct heating method applicable to textile finishing machinery.
- Implementation of this methodology in the textile industry
- Development of strategies for obtaining sustainable energy vectors from textile waste of different natures through thermochemical processes (gasification and pyrolysis).
- Prototyping and scale-up of pilot production of sustainable energy and chemicals from textile waste and the techno-economical evaluation of the chemical routes developed.
- Assessment of the technological and economic feasibility of incorporating these recovery strategies in industrial environments in the textile industry and related sectors.
In the improvement of energy efficiency that meets the following requirements:
Independence from natural gas.
Direct heating with high energy efficiency.
Minimal implementation costs.
Electrification of factories favouring the implementation of renewable energies.
As regards the recovery of textile waste, the aim is to:
Develop methodologies for the identification and technical characterisation of mixtures of wastes of different composition to be recovered by the thermal gasification process.
Study the techno-economical feasibility of gasification for the recovery of pre-consumer textile waste, i.e. of industrial origin.
Assess the feasibility of incorporating these recovery strategies in industrial environments in the textile industry and related sectors.
Grant number: IMAMCA/2022/6
Programme: Plan of non-economic activities 2022
Period of execution: January 2022 – December 2022
More information: PLAN OF ACTION
This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.
ÁREAS DE I+D
Nuevos materiales de altas prestaciones y funcionalizados
Economía circular y sostenibilidad
Fabricación avanzada, textiles inteligentes y digitalización
Soluciones de alto valor añadido para mercados estratégicos
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