Projects on renewable heating and cooling
The projects section aims at tracking the ongoing projects in the area of renewable heating and cooling with focus on those which are funded at EU level. Available since 2019, this database currently includes more than 100 projects and it was officially presented during RHC ETIP’s annual conference 2019, in Helsinki.
Each project displays a logo, the project acronym, a short summary and information about patners and the corresponding funding programme. You can look for a specific project by using the filters listed on the side of this page!
The RHC-ETIP projects’ database is growing and by 2021 we will feature a robust collection of national and international projects on renewable heating and cooling. In line with this objective the possibility to submit projects via an online form is possible since September 2020.
W4RES: Women for market uptake of renewable heating and cooling
W4RES #Women4RES is a 3-year-EU-funded project, which aims at scaling-up the involvement of women in the market deployment and uptake of Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) solutions via replicable support measures tested and validated across 8 European countries. W4RES will run until October 2023 by an international consortium of 12 partners coming from 8 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Slovakia. A balanced union joining forces and expertise on renewable energy sources research & advocacy, innovative business lines development and women advocacy.
HyFlow: Development of a sustainable hybrid storage system based on high power vanadium redox flow battery and supercapacitor – technology
The consortium will build upon lab-scale and industrial application-scale experimental data to derive models and algorithms for the EMS development and the optimization of existing VRFB and SC components. An industry-scale demonstrator (300 kW scale) provides the possibility to test even the fastest grid-services like virtual inertia. Outputs of the project support the whole value-chain and life cycle of HESS by developing new materials and components and adding them together with an innovative EMS. The development of the above described HESS especially through the flexible EMS allows a plethora usage potentials to be assessed. This will lead to the grid integration of the HESS where the full potential of the flexibility can thoroughly be qualified and optimized for market requirements.
Heat it yourself for sustainability : circularity in energy intensive industries
LIFE HI4S aims to develop and validate an innovative cost-effective combined heat and electricity production plant from the waste heat contained in the off-gas of an electric arc furnace within the steel making industry. This waste heat re-use plant will employ a TES system based on the steel slag generated in the steelworks, and will save around 37.5 GWhe /year. The TES will be used for scrap pre-heating and self-power supply. The project is in line with the priorities of the Green Deal for full economic decarbonisation; it encourages disruptive technologies with a high potential for improving energy efficiency, especially in energy-intensive industries that generate large amounts of waste heat. The project also promotes the circular economy industrial policy.
Collaborative development of renewable/thermally driven and storage-integrated cooling technologies
This CO-COOL RISE project assembles an international, interdisciplinary consortium from 12 research institutions and 5 industrial companies to collectively accelerate the cooling technology development and deployment, with complementary expertise/skills including composite solids, phase change materials (PCMs), complex fluids, process intensification (heat and mass transfer), cold thermal storage, refrigeration systems, as well as techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA), marketing analysis, and entrepreneurship skills.
An innovative solar-powered cooling device, based on climate-friendly refrigerant and thermal energy storage
The COOLSPACES 4 LIFE project aims to demonstrate the use of renewable energy in the cooling systems of public buildings and the application of low GPW refrigerant mixtures. It will install a prototype comprises the following subsystems: a newly designed CFR-based cooling subsystem driven by PV panels; short-term cold energy storage subsystem using phase change materials; cooling and domestic hot water subsystems.
Copenhagen Airport: a Lighthouse for the introduction of sustainable aviation solutions for the future
The ALIGHT project will address the global need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and other air emissions in order to adapt to climate change and promote a sustainable future. It will do so through the development and demonstration of two sustainable solutions to be implemented in Copenhagen Airport (the Lighthouse airport), namely 1) the supply, implementation, integration and smart use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and 2) the development, integration and implementation of smart energy system (including renewable energy sources, energy storage and energy management).
Shallow geothermal energy – the green and effective heating and cooling grids of the future
The purpose of the COOLGEOHEAT project is to increase the production of renewable energy, from land surfaces to the collective heating and cooling supply in the green cities and rural areas of the future.
Local energy transition strategies going for climate change
The main objective of the LETsGO4Climate project is to accelerate the production of renewable energy and behavioural changes related to energy consumption. To this end, a methodology developed by the Centre-Val de Loire region (“citizen appropriation of the energy transition”) will be implemented in 18 territories within a common regional governance scheme.
The Integrator-centric approach for realising innovative energy efficient buildings in connected sustainable green neighbourhoods
PROBONO brings together a European multidisciplinary consortium of 47 partners, construction and consulting entities, public asset service managers, municipalities, technology solution providers and experts, to turn the six European districts (PROBONO´s Living Labs) into Green Building Neighborhoods (GBN), with positive energy balance and zero carbon emissions: two large-scale demonstrators (Madrid and Dublin) and four living labs representing business/owner promoters of the green buildings and neighborhoods’ transition (Porto, Brussels, Aarhus, Prague).
Massify district heating and cooling from renewable energy sources to reduce CO2 emissions of buildings
The HEAT&COOL LIFE project aims to increase the number of district heating and cooling networks powered by renewable energy sources and/or waste heat recovery, in order to reduce the CO2 emissions of the building sector. This main objective will be achieved thanks to: a reduction in the heating and cooling demand of buildings already connected to district heating and cooling networks by going from a gain of 46,900 tons/year of CO2 from existing networks in 2017 to around 125,000 tons/year by 2026 due to an increase in the size of these networks by removing legal and economic barriers.