HEFESTO Project

Generation of new sustainable baking systems for reducing consumption and process times

Participating entities:

  • IMASDEA
  • INSTITUTO DE LA CERÁMICA Y EL VIDRIO
  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE VALENCIA
  • SISTEMAS DE NUEVA AUTOMATIZACIÓN, S.L.

Funding:

Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, y cofinanciado por la Unión Europea.

Call for applications:

RETOS-COLABORACIÓN 2016

Overall objective

To develop a new line of clean and economically competitive technology capable of replacing current gas cooking/baking ovens, reducing energy consumption and eliminating pollutant emissions into the atmosphere.

Partial objectives

  • To determine the energy consumption of selected baking lines, as well as the emissions they generate, CO2 footprint and heating uniformity, thermal cycle, etc.
  • To develop new scalable ceramic formulae capable of acting as microwave energy transducers in calorific energy
  • To manufacture a specific prototype microwave tunnel oven for microwave-assisted baking.
  • To characterise the quality and energy consumption parameters in a microwave tunnel oven.
  • To validate the new production system: material-oven.
  • To quantify the energy saving and reduction of potential emissions stemming from the use of this technology at an industrial level.