We bring together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.
Our Horizontal Working Groups bring together interested experts from different technology panels to work on common horizontal topics, defined on the basis of main challenges to be addressed by the RHC-sector.
Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources.
The TRI-HP systems are based on electrically driven natural refrigerant heat pumps coupled with renewable electricity generators (PV), and are using cold (ice slurry), heat and electricity storages. They will be providing heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family residential buildings with a self-consumed renewable share of 80%. Two system concepts are developed for two different combinations of heat sources: i) dual ground/air source and ii) solar with ice-slurry as intermediate storage. These concepts combined with the developed heat pump types (carbon dioxide and propane) will lead to three complete systems (CO2-ice, propane-ice and propane-dual) that will be tested at the laboratory scale.
Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing process Off-gas and waste use
BAMBOO is an EU-funded project developing new technologies for energy and resource efficiency challenges in four intensive industries. These technologies will be adapted, tested and validated under real production conditions and focus on three main innovation pillars: waste heat recovery, electrical flexibility and waste streams valorisation. BAMBOO will provide the industries with the information they currently lack for the adaptation of their processes to new and more advanced industrial demand response schemes to help them make better decisions and increase their competitiveness.
ENTRAIN-ENhancing renewable heaT planning for improving the aiR quAlity of commuNities
ENTRAIN project aims at improving the capacities of public authorities to develop and implement local strategies and action plans for enhancing the use of endogenous renewable energy sources in small district heating (DH) networks. This outcome will lead to fossil fuels and CO2 emission reduction, improvement of local air quality and socio-economic benefits for local communities through the growths of technical expertise and the start-up of investments and innovative financial tools. ENTRAIN main objective is to promote structural cooperation between public authorities and key stakeholders at transnational level and to build-up skills and know-how for a systematic, holistic and efficient planning of small DH systems within 5 target regions (IT, DE, HR, SI, PL), based on renewable heat sources (solar, biomass, waste heat, heat pumps and geothermal).