Project title: DEmonstrator of industrial CArbon-free power Generation from ORC-based waste-heat-to-Energy systems

Project website: https://decagone.eu/

Time period: 01/06/2022 – 31/05/2026

Funder: European Commission – Grant Agreement: 101069740

Total budget:  € 18 313 657,50



Short description:

DECAGONE is a European collaborative project funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Program for Research and Innovation. It associates a total of 16 partners from 10 countries in order to demonstrate the potential of the ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) technology for the recovery of waste heat in all sectors of European industry, and the interest of the ESCO (Energy service company) model to accelerate the diffusion of this technology.

The overall objective of DECAGONE is to develop an innovative technology for the exploitation of industrial waste heat.The proposed key-innovations will make ORC systems more efficient, more cost-effective, and adaptable to more diverse sectors for broad industrial uptake. They will be demonstrated by a 2 MW unit integrated into a steel production plant, located in Třinec, Czech Republic and owned by Třinecké železárny, mother company of partner Energetika Třinec.