Research & Development

R&D highlights are:

Process Dynamics & Control
  • analysis of thermal power plant control system design and performance
  • analysis of plant response to power system requirements (frequency support)
  • advanced control concepts application
  • simulation of power plant dynamics, application of detailed and low order models
  • expert systems for estimating strain in thermal power plants
Energy Planning and Policy
  • asustainable energy development
  • cogeneration
  • renewable energy
  • feed in tarrif systems for coogeneration
  • biofuels policy
  • restructuring energy markets
  • influence of climate change policy to energy planning
  • Renewislands methodology for integrated resource and energy planning
  • H2RES energy planning tool, 
Energy Management and Economics
  • cost analysis
  • energy efficiency
  • power plant optimisations, ACOM tool
  • cogeneration optimisation, µCogen tool
Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • implementation of combustion and radiation models into SWIFT/FIRE 
  • modeling of casting, flows in turbines, wind mesoscale models, FLUENT
  • OpenFOAM cooperation
  • 3D mathematical modeling of processes in furnace, in house ZONAL code
  • CFD numerical methods for calculating turbulent flow ship wave resistance modelling
Combustion Engineeering
  • NOx pollutant model for AVL code ‘FIRE’
  • Eulerian spray modelling
  • autoignition modelling
Power equipment design
  • furnaces and waste heat boilers
  • burners
  • ejectors
  • combustors
Power plant design and optimisation
  • thermal power plants
  • cogeneration plants
  • geothermal power plants
  • solar PV power plants
  • hydrogen power plants
  • biomass power plants and cogeneration plants
  • power plant control

Research projects, archive:

Duration Project Financing Leader
2018 – 2021 Upgrade DH: Upgrading the Performance of District Heating Networks in Europe EC  – Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2018 – 2021 PentaHelix – Multi stakeholder and governance approach for SECAP development and implementation EC  – Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2018 – 2021 PROSEU – PROSumers for the Energy Union: mainstreaming active participation of citizens in the energy transition EC   – Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2018 – 2020 Study on the fine particle formation and control during the utilization of biomass and solid recovered fuels Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Milan Vujanović
2018 – 2020 Water collection from flue gases Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Neven Duić
2018 – 2020 KeepWarm – Improving the performance of district heating systems in Central and East Europe EC – Horizon 2020 Goran Krajačić
2018 – 2020 South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Neven Duić
2018 – 2020 ECO-NautiNET – Network’s support for SMEs in the Nautical sector of the Adriatic Ionian Region EC – INTERREG ADRION Neven Duić
2018 – 2020 SEAdrion – Fostering diffusion of Heating & Cooling technologies using the seawater pump in the Adriatic-Ionian Region EC – INTERREG ADRION Neven Duić
2018 – 2019 DHswitch – Switching to district heating systems for diversification of supply, reducing gas dependency and increasing the use of locally available renewable sources Interreg Danube Seed Money Facility project Neven Duić
2017 – 2021 Advanced Computer Modelling for Emission Reduction by development of the Eulerian multiphase method Croatian science foundation Milan Vujanović
2017 – 2019 Developing of the Industrial Pulverized Coal-Fired Furnace The boiler & pressure vessel safety Institute of Henan Province Milan Vujanović
2017 – 2019 RESFLEX – Energy independent Croatia based on high penetration of renewable energy sources and demand response technologies Croatian science foundation Neven Duić
2017 – 2018 Feasibility study, plan of activities and cost-benefit analysis for investment in the district heating network in the area of Zagreb HEP, EY Dražen Lončar
2017 – 2018 Assessment of the potential for the application of high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling Document for Bosnia and Herzegovina GIZ Neven Duić
2017 More flexible rate of change of power for TE Plomin 2 HEP Dražen Lončar
2017 Analysis of Deposit based Packaging Waste Management System in the Republic of Croatia Reloop, Belgium Daniel Rolph Schneider
2016 – Coolheating – Market uptake of small modular renewable district heating and cooling grids for communities EC, H2020 Neven Duić
2016 – 2019 HRE – Heat Roadmap Europe: Building the knowledge, skills, and capacity required to enable new policies and encourage new investments in the heating and cooling sector EC – Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2016 – 2019 PlanHeat – Integrated tool for empowering public authorities in the development of sustainable plans for low carbon heating and cooling EC – Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2016 – 2019 PELAGOS – Promoting innovative cLusters and nEtworks for mArine renewable energy synerGies in Mediterranean cOasts and iSlands EC– INTERREG MED Neven Duić
2016 – 2018 PRISMI – Promoting RES Integration for Smart Mediterranean Islands EC– INTERREG MED Neven Duić
2016 – 2017 Ignition delays and laminar flame speed calculation for dual fuel combustion Large Engines Competence Center (LEC)

Milan Vujanović,

Darko Kozarac

2016 – 2017 A case study applying the Dispa-SET model on the Western Balkans EC– JRC Neven Duić
2016 – 2017 Draft proposal of an act on biofuels in the Republic of Croatia Ministry of environment and energy Neven Duić
2016 Thermodynamic analysis and improvement of energy efficiency and emission reduction of refinery energy part – fire heaters and utilizers in particular refineries in Russia, Zagreb Rusenergoproekt LLC Daniel Rolph Schneider
2015 – 2019 Phoenix – People for tHe eurOpean bioENergy mIX EC– Horizon 2020 Goran Krajačić
2015 – 2018 Bin2Grid – Turning unexploited food waste into biomethane supplied through local filling stations network EC– Horizon 2020 Neven Duić
2015 – 2017 Advanced combustion and pollution control technologies in the utilization of biomass and solid recovered fuels Ministry of Science, Education and Sports Milan Vujanović
2015 – 2017 Draft proposal of a Strategy for low carbon development of the Republic of Croatia until 2030, with extension to 2050 Ministry of environment and energy Neven Duić
2015 Opinions, remarks, changes and amendments to the proposal of an Act on renewable energy sources and cogeneration HEP Dražen Lončar
2015 Mathematical model of a new steam boiler for INA oil refinery, Sisak INA d.d., Zagreb Mislav Čehil
2015 Mathematical model of L-block TE-TO Zagreb for assessment of the preference criteria HEP d.d., Zagreb Željko Bogdan
2014 – 2017 BEAST – Beyond Energy Action Strategies EU – IEE Goran Krajačić
2014 – 2017 INNOVER-EAST – Building a more effective pathway leading from research to innovation through cooperation between the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries in the field of energy efficiency EC – FP7 programme Neven Duić
2014 – 2016 STRATEGO – Multi-level actions for enhanced Heating & Cooling plans EC, – IEE Neven Duić
2014-2016 ENERCOAST – Renewable Energies in the Marine-Coastal Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Region EC, MED Neven Duić
2014 – 2015 Planning of 100 RES Communities by Use and Combination of Total-Site Integration and Renewislands Methodologies (SLOCRORES) Croatian Ministry of Science and Education Daniel Rolph Schneider
2014 Consulting services for building KKE Osijek 550 MW HEP Dražen Lončar, Željko Bogdan
2014 Preliminary analysis of the profitability of a cogeneration facility at Clinical Hospital Sestre Milosrdnice KBSM Dražen Lončar
2014 EnVision2020 for South East European Cities – EnVision ‘2020 The city of Zagreb Dražen Lončar
2014 BIOGOS – Implementation of Directive 2009/28/EC in the Field of Biofuels and Transport in the Republic of Serbia – Transfer of Best Practices CEI Fund at the EBRD Neven Duić
2013 – 2015 Improving the energy efficiency of cement plants, by using CFD methods as a research tool Croatian Ministry of Science and Education Neven Duić
2013 Diffusion of / Study of an optimal ORC plant configuration HAMAG INVEST, BAS program Dražen Lončar, Zvonimir Guzović, Kristijan Horvat
2012 – 2017 4DH – Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems The Danish Council for Strategic Research Neven Duić
2012 – 2016 DISKNET – DIStributed Knowledge-Based Energy Saving NETworks EC– FP7-PEOPLE Goran Krajačić
2012-2015 ADRIACOLD – Diffusion of Cooling and Refreshing Technologies using the Solar Energy Resource in the Adriatic Regions EC, IPA Neven Duić
2012 – 2014 ERASME – EneRgy Audits in SMEs EC– IEE Neven Duić
2012 – 2014 i-RESEV – ICT-supported integration of electric vehicles in energy systems with a high share of renewable energy sources Croatian Science Foundation

Joško Deur,

Goran Krajačić

2012 – 2014 MICROGRID – Optimization of renewable electricity generation systems connected in a microgrid Croatian Science Foundation Neven Duić
2011 – 2014 E-SEAP – European Sustainable Energy Award for Prisons EC– IEE Neven Duić
2011 – 2013 GERONIMO II – A Focussed Strategy for Enabling European Farmers to Tap into Biogas Opportunities EC– IEE Neven Duić
2010-14 HAWE – High Altitude Wind Energy EC, DG R&I, FP7 Neven Duić
2010-14 JoRIEW – Improving capacity of Jordanian Research in Integrated Renewable Energy and Water suppl EC, DG R&I, FP7 Neven Duić
2008-11 BIOSIRE – Creating Sustainable Transport in Tourism Regions EC, DG TREN, IEE Neven Duić
2008-10 Flick the Switch – Instigating Simple Energy Efficient Behavioural Practices in Schools EC, DG TREN, IEE Neven Duić
2008-09 National potential of cogeneration Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship Neven Duić
2008 Investment Opportunities in Croatian Wind Sector – Legal and market aspects CME Neven Duić
2007-13  Smart energy storage for sustainable energy development (RASENZORE), 120-1201918-1920 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Neven Duić
2007-10 STORIES – Addressing barriers to STORage technologies for increasing the penetration of Intermittent Energy Sources EC, DG TREN, IEE Neven Duić
2007-09 GERONIMO – Getting Energy Reduction ON Agendas in Industrial Manufacturing Operations EC, DG TREN, IEE Neven Duić
2007-08 Plan of placing biofuels on the domestic market in 2008 Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship Neven Duić
2005-10 GEF-RER: Renewable Energy Resources Project GEF/IBRD Grant, implemented by HBOR and MoELE Neven Duić
2005-07 WEB-ENV: Development of Environmental Guidelines for the Region of Western Balkans EC, DG RTD, FP6, Programme INCO-WBC Neven Duić
2005-08 WEB-MOB: Development of researchers mobility policy guidelines for the region of Western Balkans EC, DG RTD, FP6, Programme INCO-WBC Neven Duić
2005-07 Preparation of bylaws in the area of renewable energy sources and cogeneration Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Neven Duić
2004-07 ADEG: Advanced Decentralised Energy Generation Systems in Western Balkans EC, DG RTD, FP6, Programme INCO-WBC Neven Duić
2002-06 Multicriterial optimisation of Energy Systems, 0120-037 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Željko Bogdan
2002-04 Computer aided energy education: Introduction to Energy Management Online Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Neven Duić
2002-04 LIFECROCHP: Sustainable Development of Croatia Capacity in CHP Sector EC, DG-ENV, LIFE Programme Prof. Neven Duić
2001-03 SDEWES: Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems EC, FP5 INCO Željko Bogdan
2001 – Numerical modeling of multiphase flow and combustion processes AVL Neven Duić
1998-06 Modelling of combustion in gas-fired furnaces Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Neven Duić
1996-02 Advanced control technologies in thermal power plants, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Nikola Šerman
1996-02 Simulation of the dynamics of the thermal energy block process Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Dražen Lončar
1991-96 Heat and Mass Transfer in Utility Steam Generators Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Nikola Šerman
1990-96 Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Power Plants, 2-08-189 Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Neven Duić

 

Consulting

  • INA d.d.
  • Tvornica šećera Osijek d.o.o.
  • Energy agency of the Republic of Macedonia
  • HEP
  • AVL-AST
  • MINGORP
  • MZOPUG
  • FZOEU