The UNIHEAT team met at Imperial College for a joint research and tech transfer workshop on the 9th and 10th March 2015.
The main focus of the workshop was to discuss the technologies that are being developed within the UNIHEAT project, paying special attention to the technology transfer.
Now that the project is getting close to the end of its third year, the team is pleased to say that progress in the research area of the project has been excellent and we are ready to make arrangements for the project’s innovative technologies to be commercialised.
The technologies that have been produced in each of six research Themes range from oil characterisation, testing for fouling and mitigation, advanced modelling of processes (from molecular simulations of oil properties, to complex flow in equipment and drag mitigation in pipelines), catalytic heating for transport and stationary applications, catalytic conversion of bottom of the barrel residues in fluidised bed reactors, energy recovery methods utilising high efficiency engine cycles and low temperature pyrolysis of light hydrocarbons. Several patents and case studies have been produced, too.
Next project workshop
The team will meet again in Novosibirsk on the 23rd and 24th April 2015.