Enhanced Drying

EDDY is a project in the scope of the initiative „Vorzeigeregion Energie“ of the Austrian Klima- und Energiefonds.
It is a project embedded in the NEFI innovation network „New Energy for Industry“. The target is, to improve the energy efficiency of industrial drying processes.

In a consortium together with AITFischer Brot GmbH and AGRANA Stärke GmbH, we develop and apply novel process-integrated sensing-technology  in various drying processes for bakery products and for potato starch. The sensors provide accurate real-time measurements for the drying status / remaining humidity in the product. Based on that, the optimized process control is derived to ensure optimum drying results together with minimum energy consumption.

Facts and Figures

  • Duration: 3 Years (01.04.2021 - 31.03.2024)
  • Funding: Klima- und Energiefonds / FFG / BMK
  • Projectpartner: 2 Company Partners; 2 Scientific Partners
  • Consortium Leader: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Projectwebsite: https://www.nefi.at/eddy/


Company Partners:

⇒ Fischer Brot GmbH
⇒ Agrana Stärke GmbH

Scientific Partners:

⇒ AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
⇒ RECENDT - Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing GmbH