BMWK-Forschungsprojekt: ZO.RRO 2 – Zero Carbon Cross Energy System for Glass IndustryThEEN 2023

BMWK Research Project: ZO.RRO 2 - Zero Carbon Cross Energy System for Glass Industry

WP6: Development of methods for an energetic digital production twin

In a large-scale research project led by the Ilmenau University of Technology, glass production in Thuringia is to be made more climate-friendly. Together with research institutions, energy associations and industrial companies, scientists at the university are working on converting glass production from climate-damaging gas to renewable energy sources, thus making it more sustainable and economical. However, ZO.RRO 2 not only aims to make glass production more climate-friendly, the project also has the industry as a whole in mind.

In view of the climate crisis, the decarbonization of the economy, especially the energy industry, is the order of the day. In addition to environmental protection, the researchers are also looking at economic aspects of the industry.

In the work package 6 "Method development for energy digital production twins", which is the responsibility of the ITPL research group, approaches for mapping energy consumption in simulation models of production and logistics systems used as digital twins are being investigated. Digital twins are time-dynamic models of production or logistics systems that map their status bidirectionally in real time, whereby there is still a considerable need for research, especially when energy is included as an essential resource in value creation. The use of such concepts makes it possible, for example, to generate forecasts with the necessary speed and accuracy in order to analyze the mapped systems, including energy consumption, or even to make control decisions at short notice. The aim here is to help reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions.

ZO.RRO_ProjektarchitekturTU Ilmenau

The project consortium comprises the following partners:

Funded partners:
  • Technische Universität Ilmenau (consortium leader)
  • Fraunhofer IOSB-AST – Institutsteil Angewandte Systemtechnik
  • IfE GmbH – Ingenieurbüro für Energiewirtschaft
  • KoCoS Messtechnik AG
  • TEAG Thüringer Energie AG
  • TEN Thüringer Energienetze GmbH und Co KG
  • TMZ Thüringer Mess- und Zählerwesen Service GmbH
  • Wiegand-Glashüttenwerke GmbH
Associated partners:
  • HEINZ GLAS GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • 50Hertz Transmission GmbH
  • HM Heizkörper GmbH Heating Technology
Cooperation with third parties ("State project" ZORROII)
  • Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences
  • Thüringer Erneuerbare Energien Netzwerk (ThEEN) e.V.
ZO.RRO_II_Konferenz_Graphic_Recording_by_sandruschka_ThEEN_2023ThEEN by sandruschka 2023

The ZO.RRO 2 research project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.
The funding started in the 4th quarter of 2023 and will last 3 years.