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Prof Toshko Zhelev: Competence Centre in Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement through Low Grade Heat Utilisation

06.08.2010
Prof Toshko Zhelev

I2E2 (Innovation for Ireland's Energy Efficiency) is the national competence centre for energy efficiency in industry. The Competence Centres programme is a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, and was launched in 2007 as one of the key initiatives of the Government's Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation 2006 - 2013. The newly established centre provides industry with access to expert knowledge providers with strong technical and scientific backgrounds in the respective areas, and further demonstrate the strong industry - academia collaboration.I2E2 is established to identify and drive world-leading research and innovation to help Irish manufacturing companies reduce, on a sustainable basis, both the cost and associated environmental impact of their energy use.

Background: Irish Energy Independence: Green Paper:
"Energy saving is the quickest, most effective and most economic means of reducing energy usage and emissions"
"Improvements in energy efficiency of 20% by 2020"
"Expected savings between €1.0-1.5 billion"

I2E2 (Innovation for Ireland's Energy Efficiency) is the national competence centre for energy efficiency in industry. The Competence Centres programme is a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, and was launched in 2007 as one of the key initiatives of the Government's Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation 2006 - 2013. The newly established centre provides industry with access to expert knowledge providers with strong technical and scientific backgrounds in the respective areas, and further demonstrate the strong industry - academia collaboration.I2E2 is established to identify and drive world-leading research and innovation to help Irish manufacturing companies reduce, on a sustainable basis, both the cost and associated environmental impact of their energy use.

The University of Limerick I2E2 team includes:

Faculties Members:
Professor Toshko Zhelev, CES - PI
Professor Ake Rasmuson, CES
Dr Con Shehan, ME
Dr Hassan Kargachi, MAE
Dr Witold Kwapinsky, CES
Dr Erzeng Xue. CES

Dedicated researchers:

Professor Krum Semkov
Dr James Vargese
Ms Emma Mooney

Funding Received : 2009-2010 EUR 250,000