WHIN - Waste Heat recovery in silicon Industry
WHIN is an industrial demonstrator project for power generation resulting from waste heat, in the FerroPem site in Anglefort (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region – France).
Recovering waste heat
50% of the required power to produce silicon metal at the FerroPem site in Anglefort (French Alps region) is lost as waste heat in flue gases.
The WHIN project aims at recovering this heat to generate electricity.
An innovative demonstrator
Flue gases are headed into a heat exchanger, where a heat transfer fluid loop passes through.
This fluid is used in an ORC-type system (Organic Rankine Cycle).
Steam is pumped into a turbine, which in turn makes an alternator rotate and produce electricity.
Supported by Dalkia and FerroPem, and co-financed by the European Union and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region (France) through the LIFE and FEDER Programmes.
Symposium on energy-intensive industries
The WHIN project is presented as part of the symposium on energy-intensive industries organized by the European Union (EASME).
WHIN is presented in Brussels
The WHIN project is presented during the launching of the LIFE16 projects in Brussels.