CanmetENERGY’s industrial process optimization research and development efforts are focused on developing methods and tools to help improve the overall efficiency of industrial facilities by enhancing existing methods and implementing new design and retrofit approaches.
These efforts can therefore be aimed at improving the energy performance of existing equipment or at optimizing an industrial facility’s overall energy and water use all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In Canada, certain industrial sectors consume large quantities of water and energy. This is particularly true for the pulp and paper and oil sands industries, which together account for approximately 20% of Canadian industrial energy use.
The main ongoing and early-stage research and development activities address the following areas:
- Waste heat recovery and upgrading
- Forest biorefinery
- Efficient process operation through fault diagnosis
These activities, which primarily target energy-intensive sectors and industrial processes, are aimed at developing innovative and transversal approaches adaptable to multiple industrial sectors.
CanmetENERGY is seeking partners interested in collaborating on these research projects. To discuss a potential partnership, please contact us.