EU subsidy granted to develop Digital Twins for two industrial steam grids in Rijnmond region 

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Gradyent has received €2 million subsidy from the JTF fund to make the industrial steam systems of two sites located in the Rotterdam port more efficient and sustainable. Understanding steam grids and devising optimal strategies in large industrial sites can be challenging for industrial operators. Gradyent has developed software that helps heating companies and industries optimise their systems and reduce CO2. As a result, the Groot Rijnmond region could save 0,8 – 1,0 Mt of CO2 per year, equal to the emission of 50,000 households. 

The JTF (Just Transition Fund – Rijnmond) is a new European fund designed to accelerate the energy transition in European industrial regions. The fund's focus is to finance innovation in the regional economy and reduce the negative impact on employment as a result of this transition. Groot Rijnmond is one of the focus areas for the program, and Gradyent will work with two major industrial sites in this region. 

Gradyent has developed a unique, comprehensive software solution with the right tools to improve even the most complex steam grids: a real-time Digital Twin Platform. With this technology, we create a digital copy of your complete steam grid, running in real-time, combining geospatial, weather, sensor and any other relevant data from your system with physics-based models and AI. It provides insights into the entire grid - even for places where there is no data or IoT devices available. This lets you optimise your grid and run simulations of future situations for a more efficient operation. 

Optimising Industrial Steam Grids with a real-time Digital Twin 

Industrial Steam Grids in the port of Rotterdam - which is located in the Groot Rijnmond region - emit more than 10 m/ton of CO2. Reducing CO2 emissions from Steam Grids, which are used to heat industrial processes, is therefore an important element in making the port climate-proof. With the JTF subsidy, Gradyent will work on making the Steam Grids of two industry sites located in the port of Rotterdam more efficient and saving CO2 by developing a scalable Digital Twin of these networks.  It's expected that by optimising Industrial Steam Grids with a real-time Digital Twin, CO2 reductions can reach up to 8 to 10%.  

Gradyent's Digital Twin will provide industrial operators with a complete picture of the heating system in a visually appealing way, enabling operators to make informed decisions. As part of the JTF subsidy, Gradyent will deliver them a training package for developing digital and technical operator skills to make the most of these tools. As a result of this collaboration, the Groot Rijnmond region could save 0,8 – 1,0 Mt of CO2 per year, equal to the emission of 50,000 households. 

Find more information about Gradyent's Solution for Industrial heating here.

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