Projects.

SENERGYPS is involved in the following research and innovation projects:

 

VIDI 4.0

Announcement: AEI-2017

Name: "Wine Industry Digitized as a tractor of an Agrifood Industry in Extremadura 4.0 more flexible, efficient, sustainable and competitive" - VIDI 4.0.

Duration: 9 months.

Consortium.

Coordinate:

  • Asociación Cluster de la Energía de Extremadura.

Partner:

  • Gabinete de Gestión Integral de Recursos, S.L. (Gestiona Global).
  • Biothermia, S.L.
  • Senergy Products and Services, S.L.
  • Fundación FUNDECYT Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura

Description:

The project VIDI 4.0 “Wine Industry Digitized as a tractor of an Agrifood Industry in Extremadura 4.0 more flexible, efficient, sustainable and competitive” aims to investigate how the digitization of the wine industry can contribute not only to increase its efficiency, sustainability and competitiveness, but also to implement flexible production techniques.

It is an integrated project, covering objectives of the previously identified sectors, in particular in the following aspects:

  • To investigate the production process in wine industry from an energetic and generated waste point of view.
  • To investigate the network of sensors and embedded systems that allow the design and development of an innovative system of digitalization of the most significant non-intrusive processes.
  • To investigate the processing of recorded data to optimize the size of the stored data and apply the necessary intelligent process to obtain useful information.
  • To investigate how this knowledge can be used to implement flexible manufacturing techniques and production assistance.
  • To investigate the environmental impact and generated wasted during the production process and how they can be evaluated, reducing their impact on the environment.

General objective:

Detailed analysis of the selected production processes in the wine industry chosen for the demonstration project, characterizing them energetically and promoting new models of energy management in the wine sector that allow a more flexible production process, with greater efficiency of resources and more competitive.

Opportunities of the project and advantages:

  • Example demonstrating the commitment of the Extremadura Wine Industry to improve its competitiveness through a greater knowledge of its production process from the point of view of its energy performance and environmental impact (via generation of waste).
  • Unique opportunity to position Extremadura and its wine industry at the center of Industrial Digitalization, turning it into a tractor of the Agroalimentary Industry 4.0 in Extremadura, more FLEXIBLE, efficient, sustainable and competitive.
  • Unique opportunity for the participating companies to test an innovative product, which will be further perfected for its mass marketing to the viniculture sector, and adapted later for its implementation in other industries. New business model.
  • For the Cluster, as a coordinator, this project is an example of business cooperation and co-creation of products and services around the companies associated with the Extremadura Energy Cluster, as well as demonstrating the advantages of the application of energy efficiency in the agri-food environment.

 

Web: Cluster de la energía

Financiation:

 

Programa de Innovación y Talento (PIT).

Convocation: DECREE 129/2017, of August 1, which regulates the Training Program in alternation with the employment of innovation and talent and establishes the regulatory basis for granting subsidies for said program, within the Autonomous Community of Extremadura.

Name: "Advanced Identification System for integration in electric vehicles chargers that integrate the OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol) standard".

Duration: 9 months.

Objetive: breaking the barriers that slow down the transition from the current systems of transport based on fossil fuels to those based on electric energy that do not emit CO2, framed mainly in the strategic area of CLEAN ENERGY, promoting the use of electric vehicles, and getting to contribute to the established environmental objectives that aim, among others, to reduce the emissions of CO2 by 20% with respect to the emissions of 1990.

An intelligent and efficient management of the recharging infrastructures will also be carried out, requiring a communication system and a server based on the emergent unification protocol of electric vehicles chargers, getting a leadership in this application.

Description: this project aims to develop an identification system (IDS) that is compatible with the protocol OCPP (Open charger Point Protocol), which shapes up as the one that all electric vehicles chargers will integrate in the future to guarantee the compatibility of the different recharge management solutions regardless of the type or the manufacturer.

The user will use any of the means admitted for identification in the IDS, which will validate if the user can access to the recharge system through OCPP commands sent to the central server, which in turn will communicate with the charger to perform in an effective way the charging of the user’s electric vehicle.

The scope of the project includes:

  • Designing and developing a system OCPP-IDS based on an embedded system interconnected to several media readers, expecting to include several identification systems like electronic ID cards, bank cards, mobile devices, using codes like BiDi or NFC system, or web applications or cloud identification
  • The development of a server module that is able to meet the communication OCPP or similar, sent by the development system IDS and interact with the existing electric vehicle charger.

Web: Programa de Innovación y Talento

Financiation:

 

EMPLEA 2016

Convocation: EMPLEA 2016

Name: Energy management system.

Duration: 36 months.

Description: in this Project will analyze, develop and evaluate an intelligent device for the management of electrical energy (SGE) for houses and residential surroundings in such a way that its control and monitoring will be completely integrated with the electric network. The principal mission from SGE is allow to consumer of electric energy that assume an active participation acts as of an electric system through a bidirectional communication loop that make decision-making possible. Thus, the users will inform about their consumption patrons so that the distributor knows what is produced and is stored in real time, being able the users to sell or use the energy as appropriate. This will cause that the user modifies their behavior as electric energy consumer in the house, producing an increase of the efficiency, an improvement in the bill and a reduction of the pollution emissions to the environment, while improving the stability of the electric network compensating reactive power, acting on events and reducing the harmonic distortion. In addition, the network optimizes their regulation because provide of energetic flow all their clients.

The SGE device will manage the energy flow between the distribution network in low voltage, in flows of removable energy (mainly photovoltaic solar), stored energy (batteries of different technologies) and the existent loads in a house. This manage is performance by devices of electronic devices including in the SGE (converters DC/DC, DC/AC and AC/DC) and by a standard of communication system between the device SGE, remotes server and mobile device of user (Smartphone, Tablet and PC). The SGE analyzed and developed in this project will have intelligent algorithms to obtain the reference powers of each power electronics device, based on that algorithms in the recognition of consumption patterns through non-intrusive monitoring techniques together with techniques for disaggregation of charges to analyze them individually and act through an automatic control over each of the existing charges in the house. In addition, the SGE will have with own algorithm to help the network as active and reactive power of control, reducing the impact of events like gap and improving the quality of supply that will be launched whenever the network demands it.

The SGE with this functions will be convert in a very important element in the distribution networks in low voltage, developing the concept of Smart Grid, which is accepted like the evolution in the current electrical network to the one existing in the future.

Objetives:

  • Determinate the most appropriate energy storage system for a device (lead-acid, nickel-cadmiun (Ni-Cd), nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH), supercapacitorm, etc), according to its autonomy characteristics, times of loading and unloading, integrality with renewable sources, capacity, and cost, for the concrete application of the management and optimization of electrical consumption in homes.
  • Introduce a source of renewable photovoltaic energy as an improvement of the autonomy of the house and carry out the combined management with the storage system, which implies among other things a follow-up of the point of reference power, not only the maximum.
  • Development of the embedded prototype with three-dimensional studies of the set, choice of components, design of printed circuit boards, all with their corresponding testing to provide a reliable tool for the tests to be carried out in the following stages.
  • Recognize consumption patterns in homes to measure the devices in a tight way and that they can take them as starting data to execute control actions and increase the efficiency of electrical consumption.
  • Develop intelligent algorithms to obtain the instructions (references) of power that will be used by the power converters included in the management device to manage the power flows between sources-storage devices-loads.
  • Send data temporarily (every second, minute, hour, day and week) of the consumption to the IEC61850 communication protocol for Smart Grids through the Internet, also accessing the data collected with a mobile user device (smartphone, tablet or PC).
  • Disaggregate the information obtained from the measure of power taken in an aggregate manner (all the loads as a whole), in order to analyze consumption at the individual load level and optimize energy management.
  • Perform field tests in a real installation (housing) to validate the correct operation of the management device under some conditions for which it has been designed.

Web: EMPLEA 2016

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