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 120 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 has been growing and features a robust collection of national and international projects on renewable heating and cooling. The possibility to submit projects via an online form is possible since September 2020.
Collaborative development of renewable/thermally driven and storage-integrated cooling technologies
The EU-funded CO-COOL will bring together a large international consortium to develop improved cooling technologies that leverage either renewable electricity/heat or waste heat to keep people and spaces cool without warming our planet.
Power and heating sector coupling through district heating networks for sustainable future
This project will provide systematic analysis of the impact of DH network parameters on the successful integration of variable RES in the power system through sector coupling and utilisation of building thermal mass as a thermal storage option. This will be carried out by developing numerical model capable of assessing opportunities of ancillary services and demand response capabilities enabled by heat pumps in future power markets combined with thermal inertia of buildings’ as the thermal storage.
Heat Pumps Skills for NZEB Construction
HP4ALL will enhance, develop and promote the skills required for high quality, optimised Heat Pump installations within residential/non-residential buildings bringing Europe to the forefront of the climatization sector.
Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU decarbonization
SOWHAT (acronym for Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU Decarbonization) is developing an integrated software to identify and simulate how industrial WH/C could cost-effectively balance with the local community’s forecasted energy demand, and how this could be integrated with renewable energy systems. The tool, designed to support different stakeholders in auditing and mapping their energy processes, will assess the impact of energy processes on both a technical and non-technical level and help to reduce the cost of energy audits. This will be validated by 11 demonstration sites that will test the software in real operating conditions in industrial facilities.
ETEKINA: heat pipE TECHnologies for INdustrial Applications
ETEKINA aims to recover more than 40% of the waste heat stream in energy intensive industries with the help of heat pipe heat exchangers (HPHE).
Sustainable and Integrated Energy Systems in Local Communities
The aim of the SERENE project is to develop and demonstrate sustainable, integrated, cost-effective and customer-centric solutions for local communities. The idea is to integrate different energy system carriers and new renewable generation units in the local communities based on their social and technical status today to meet their energy needs in the coming years.
Circular Biomass Build Up
LIFE CB2Us main objective is to demonstrate a circular economy concept for processing biomass waste from urban landscaping to produce biochar, generating in addition energy, achieving as a result district heating with negative net emissions in Stockholm.
As part of the thermal renovation of a building with 24 social dwellings, installation of a bioclimatic greenhouse on the existing roof. The idea is to test the thermal exchange between the building and the greenhouse. The greenhouse will capture heat to be used to heat domestic hot water, while the building will heat the greenhouse in the winter.
High-pErformance moduLar battery packs for sustaInable urban electrOmobility Services
The HELIOS project aims at developing and integrating innovative materials, designs, technologies and processes to create a new concept of smart, modular and scalable battery pack for a wide range of electric vehicles used in urban electromobility services, from mid-size electric vehicles to electric buses, with improved performance, energy density, safety, lifetime and LCoS (Levelized Cost of Storage).
Renewable Energy System for residential building heating and electricity production
The EU-funded RESHeat project will develop a system for the use of solar energy as the primary renewable energy source. Novelties of the system include integrated sun-tracked and cooled PV panels and solar collectors as well as advanced underground energy storage units. The latter aim to enable a high coefficient of performance COP of the heat pump over a longer period of time, thereby efficient underground energy storage, reducing the overall electrical energy consumption by the heat pump compressor, and heat storage from various sources.