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.
Compact bio-based thermal energy storage for buildings
ComBioTES project brings together research centres, industrial designers, technologies suppliers into the same consortium, to unite skills towards the construction of an enhanced thermal energy storage system, able to lower the costs of energy consumption for individual and private use.
Forthcoming Research and Industry for European and National Development of Solar Heat for Industrial Process
FRIENDSHIP is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme coordinated by Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives from Grenoble, France. FRIENDSHIP plans to bring together research centres, industrial designers, technologies & heat suppliers into the same consortium in order to unite skills towards the boost and control of the heat supply temperature according to processes needs. It will evaluate to what extent high share of solar heat heating and cooling will allow to reduce the dependence of industrial processes on carbon energies and associated polluting emissions, and to quantify economic gains related to the use of solar energy in a context of a changing fossil fuel market and changing climatic constraints.
The main objective of ASTEP project is to successfully demonstrate the viability of applying solar thermal energy to partially cover heating, and/or cooling demands in two different industrial demo sites located on two different climate regions, and to further develop the implementation of solar thermal energy in industrial processes up to 400 ºC. The first Industrial Site is the dairy company MANDREKAS, located at a latitude of 37.93 N (Corinth, Greece) with a heating demand for steam at 175 ºC and a cooling demand at 5 ºC. The second site is the world’s leading steel company, ArcelorMittal, with a heating demand above 220 ºC for a factory located at a latitude of 47.1 N (Iasi, Romania).