Consortium materials technology for thermal energy processes, KME

This consortium is at the forefront of developing materials technology to create maximum efficiency for energy conversion of renewable fuels and waste.

KME, Konsortium Materialteknik för Termiska Energiprocesser, is at the forefront of developing material technology to create maximum efficiency for energy conversion of renewable fuels and waste. KME has its sights firmly set on continuing to raise the efficiency of long-term sustainable energy as well as ensuring international industrial competitiveness.

Because the challenge of implementing environmentally sustainable energy is both complex and vital, KME consortium is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency together with stakeholders from the energy industry, manufacturers of systems and components for energy conversion and material producers.

The programme is operated and managed by Energiforsk.

There are currently 20 research projects within KME's 2014-2018 programme. The projects cover a wide range of research areas, such as the mechanical behaviour and corrosion of various materials, in a high temperature environment. Other research includes investigating and understanding chemical and composite materials and redesigning components. Total programme budget amounts to 13.5 MEUR.

The planning for coming programme period 2018-2021, is ongoing! Interested to participate, either as company or academic/institute researchers, contact Bertil Wahlund.

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Hänt inom programmet

Sulfur Recirculation cut corrosion rates

Sulfur Recirculation has been shown in this project to decrease the high temperature corrosion rates, which may increase green electricity production from combustion of biomass and waste in the future, KME 714.

10 jan 2018

Improved superheater material selection

Decreasing corrosion in waste-to-energy plants through improved superheater material selection and a new superheater position - resulting in increased production of heat and power (partly CO2 neutral) combined with environmentally sustainable disposal of waste, KME 709.

8 jan 2018

Research on cracks in cast superalloys

News and results from the project LCF and TMF crack growth in cast nickel-based superalloys, KME-702.

3 nov 2017

Effective utilization of high temperature coatings for high gas turbine engine performance

News from the projekct Durable MCrAlX coatings for demanding applications in gas turbines, KME-703.

2 nov 2017

New nickel-base superalloys enables more efficient gas turbines

News and results from the project Weldability of nickel-base superalloys for energy applications, KME-706.

2 nov 2017

Welding and weldability of nickel-base superalloys

News från Development of weldability assessment and understanding of hot cracking in boiler and gas turbine materials, KME-719.

2 nov 2017

New coating in CHP plants enables increased energy efficiency

Project title and number: Composite Metal Polymer, CMP for non-stick improvements in CHP plants, KME-715.

13 okt 2017 - Värme, kyla och kraftvärme

Investigation of the influence of heavy metals on corrosion ensures reliable power plant operation

Project title and number: Intermediate temperature corrosion in used-wood fired boilers – the influence of lead, zinc and their chlorides, KME-717.

13 okt 2017

Möten mellan forskare och företag en framgångsfaktor

– Det är ett otroligt lyckat upplägg när många företagsintressenter med olika perspektiv, intressen och kunskap löser problem tillsamman med forskare, säger Bertil Wahlund programansvarig för KME efter en konferens om utvecklingen av materialteknik för att effektivisera termiska energiprocesser som hölls i veckan.

24 mar 2017 - Värme, kyla och kraftvärme

Minskade kostnader och bättre miljöprestanda med returträ

Det används mer och mer returträ som bränsle i kraftvärmeverken, men returträ orsakar problem med korrosion i eldstaden. Nu har forskarna hittat nya sätt att minska underhållskostnaderna och att samtidigt öka elverkningsgraden.

13 mar 2017 - Värme, kyla och kraftvärme

Documentation from the KME-HTC Research Symposium, March 15-16, 2016

The documentation of the KME-HTC conference is now available for all participants. The visit to Örtoftaverken was well appreciated. Read about the exciting results from the research programmes.

11 feb 2016 - Värme, kyla och kraftvärme

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Bertil Wahlund
08-677 27 52

Participating companies

Andritz Energy & Environment
Babcock & Wilcox Vølund
Amec Foster Wheeler
GKN Aerospace Sweden AB
MH Engineering AB
Sandvik Heating Technology AB
Sandvik Materials Technology AB
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB
Energy-companies via Energiforsk AB*

*) Energiforsks represents: AB Fortum Värme samägt med Stockholm stad, DONG Energy A/S, Energiföretagen Sverige AB, E.ON Sverige AB (representing E.ON Värme Sverige AB), Gävle Energi AB, Göteborg Energi AB, Jämtkraft, Karlstads Energi AB, Kraftringen AB, Mälarenergi AB, Söderenergi AB, Tekniska verken i Linköping AB, Vattenfall AB and Öresundskraft AB

Participating universities and institutes

Chalmers University of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Linköping University
Lund University
Swerea KIMAB