Hundreds of families rely on clean energy thanks to Tenova iRecovery® Technology – the energy recovery system for EAF / BOF that can produce electric power.
The alarm clock always rings at the same time, but despite the slow start, people face the day energized by a different kind of power. This takes place in Brescia, an Italian city, where the thermal heat supplied to 2,000 households in the winter time is recovered from the waste gas of ORI-Martin steel plant by Tenova iRecovery® Technology Thanks to the same technology, during summer, 700 families rely on clean electricity. Overall, the community benefits from a reduction of 10,000 ton of CO2 per year.
As they say: the green revolution starts at home with families rejecting heat and electricity delivered to buildings generated from obsolete, inefficient and polluting boilers and long-standing systems alike.
A forward-looking intuition
The sustainable awakening was envisioned and made possible through iRecovery® Technology, which is kicking energy optimization into a higher gear at the ORI Martin steel making plant and other references around the world. Tenova iRecovery® conveys wasted heat to a system that can recover it by generating steam. The steam is first stored and subsequently transformed into electricity, through an organic cycle turbine, or, during wintertime, into thermal energy, which feeds the Brescia district heating network. This is a closed cycle system that does not waste water and can recover up to 75% of the energy that would normally be lost.
Built upon our vision to serve customers and communities with technologies that can turn unproductive processing waste into a precious reusable resource, iRecovery® marks Tenova’s commitment to remain ahead of the green curve in accordance with the principles and benefits of the circular economy. iRecovery® turns industrial products of today into the resources of tomorrow within a system that integrates industries and cities.