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.
The Recycling of waste heat through the Application of Nanofluidic ChannelS: Advances in the Conversion of Thermal to Electrical energy
Three breakthrough science and technology targets have been identified: 1) optimisation of ion movement and ion separation in nanochannels made from Earth-abundant materials, 2) the development of a sustainable and efficient heat-to-electrical energy platform and 3) the creation of a novel continuous operation energy harvesting power source with a high power/energy density and conversion efficiency.
Solar thermal collectors with a ZERO electricity heat pump & energy storage for sustainable heating and cooling
The SUNCOOL project demonstrated highly-innovative patented solar thermal collectors, incorporating zero-electricity heat pumps and energy storage, for sustainable heating and cooling. This was the first large-scale evaluation of the SunCool system developed by ClimateWell at its headquarters in Stockholm (Sweden).
Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions in Finland
LIFE-IP CANEMURE-FINLAND will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on capacity building, infrastructure, technological solutions and patterns of behaviour. Ongoing smaller and larger scale projects are connected to CANEMURE itself as complementary actions.