The DREAM project aims to design, develop and demonstrate a radically improved architecture for
ceramic industrial furnaces, characterised by optimised energy consumption, reduced emissions, and
lower operating costs compared to currently available technological solutions. This will be obtained by
substantially enhancing specific furnace parts (control system, refractories, emissions abatement system)
and by adding new modules and sub-systems (CHP unit, heat pipes) to the current furnace architecture.
DREAM Specific Objectives will be:
– To design innovative hardware furnace components improving energy efficiency
– To introduce substantial improvements on current hardware-software kiln parts
– To demonstrate the DREAM solutions in a variety of industrial settings (WP6)
– To pave the way for a full seizure of DREAM related market opportunities (WP7)
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Innovative hardware furnace components improving energy efficiency
Substantial improvements on current hardware-software kiln parts
DREAM solutions in a variety of industrial settings
DREAM related market opportunities
Eleven partners are involved in the project under the lead of Sacmi, world leader in ceramic kiln production, supported by the counseling of CRIT, Italian company devoted to Technology Innovation. Some global leaders in their field complete the Dream team: Keraben Grupo (Spain) e Mirage (Italy), both major producers of ceramics; Rath (Germany) world leader in the refractory sector, supported by the conational research institute Forschungsgemeinschaft Feuerfest. Then the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica (ITC-AICE), center for the university-business cooperation in the Spanish ceramic cluster network and Econotherm (UK), specialized in the heat exchanger production, supported by the research of Brunel University London. Also, very useful will be the contribution of the Italian University of Modena and Reggio and Synesis, a company specialized in the manufacturing process innovation.