The European Union, under the H2020 Programme, will assign 30 million euros to three projects in which the technological centre of Arrasate-Mondragón is involved

These awards endorse the history of IK4-IKERLAN related to the technology transfer to enterprises

The Gipuzkoan company shall collaborate with the most important manufacturers and suppliers in the energy and electric transportation industry

The technological centre IK4-IKERLAN shall have a significant involvement within the commitment of the European Union to look for new solutions for the main challenges of the energy management and storage field. This support from the European Union guarantees the capacity of technological transfer to the most prestigious enterprises of our environment, such as Caf, Vectia, Orona, Fagor Ederlan, Iberdrola Renovables and Cegasa.

Thus, the awarding of these projects will enable IK4-IKERLAN to keep building its top-quality knowledge and to continue in the leading-edge technology in the energy and electric mobility field.

Specifically, Arrasate-Mondragón enterprise shall be the technological ally of the Ghost and Assured Projects that aim to develop new electric mobility systems for the transportation industry. In parallel, IK4-IKERLAN leads the improvement initiative of energy efficiency in the industry, called ETEKINA.

The three projects shall be carried out within the H2020 Programme of the European Commission and, to this effect, they shall have a total budget of more than 30 million euros.


Improving the Energy Performance in Industrial Process


The first challenge that IK4-IKERLAN will have to face is aimed at improving energy performance in the production processes through the recovery and reutilization of heat that currently dissipates therein. Thus, the technological centre seeks to promote competitiveness of the industrial network.

Under the project ETEKINA, which started in 2017 and will have a duration of four years, the technological centre is working in the development and validation of heat exchangers based on heat pipes technology for the steel, ceramic and non-ferrous metals industry. The recovered heat shall be used in industrial processes improving its energy efficiency, reducing operational costs and minimizing CO2 emissions.