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.
Metallic phase change material-composites for Thermal Energy management
Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems can give strategic contribution to efficiency and flexibility of intermittent power sources of various nature, but their temporal modulation up to long charge-discharge cycles passes through proper tuning of thermal properties of the materials exchanging heat with fluids in TES systems. M-TES project proposes an innovative approach to manufacture by a low-cost one step process, granules of composite metallic Phase Change Materials, m-PCMs.
Salt HYdrate Heat Pipes; a breakthrough in thermal energy transfer methods
Heat pipes (HPs) are one of the highly efficient passive devices used for heat transfer from one place to another.
Dependable Smart Energy Systems
The DN DENSE is addressing individual research projects and training of Doctoral Candidates (DCs) in the innovative dependable engineering of Smart Energy Systems (SESs) with the main focus on robustness as well as preventive and corrective actions under uncertainty.
An innovative thermochemical cycle based on solid suplhur for integrated long-term storage of solar thermal energy
SULPHURREAL aims at demonstrating and validating a breakthrough approach for next generation, carbon-free, direct conversion of solar energy into chemicals storable for a virtually unlimited time, based on elemental sulphur produced and consumed on-demand via a solar-aided thermochemical cycle.
Hydrogen from renewable energy for commercial building heating-a full supply chain demonstration
The H2-CHP will produce heat and energy and the energy will power the heat pump for substantial heat provision to the hospital with no waste.
Medium to long term thermal energy storage system with embedded heat pumping capability
The project aims to develop a medium-temperature, medium-to-long-term Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS) with built in heat-pump capabilities provided by a hybrid approach using TCM & PCM materials.
Renewable Energy based seasonal Storage Technology in Order to Raise Economic and environmental sustainability of DHC
The EU-funded RESTORE project will develop a solution based on thermo-chemical energy storage (TCES) and organic Rankine cycle (ORC) technology. TCES allows the enormous amount of energy that is wasted to be stored and harnessed, and ORC technology adapts the energy provided by different renewable energy sources to feed the storage and supply systems. By combining TCES and ORC, the project will develop a solution that can tackle the main barriers to the wide deployment of renewable energy and waste heat in District Heating and Cooling (DHC).
Enhancing research capacity at the Geological Survey of Estonia to accelerate the country’s transition to green energy
The project will develop advanced geological, geochemical, and geophysical survey skills, data management workflows, and subsurface modelling capability for exploration and geological resource assessment of European critical raw materials and geothermal energy that is the future potential green energy source for Estonia. EGT-TWINN project will perform a set of joint activities through specialised training provided by three leading European geological surveys.
Promoting shallow geothermal heating/cooling for existing residential buildings in the EU
This project aims to develop an efficient incentive mechanism of promoting shallow geothermal heating/cooling for existing residential buildings (SGHCERB) to improve its low energy-saving renovation rate in the EU. This model will form this basis for the efficient incentive mechanisms that can simultaneously promote SGHCERB and achieve the benefits balance for different stakeholders. In addition, this project will provide specific policy optimization suggestions for local governments to improve the overall implementation efficiency of SGHCERB in accordance with local conditions.
A circular by design environmentally friendly geothermal energy solution based on a horizontal closed loop
The project will develop the tools to enable the proposed geothermal solution and demonstrate the technology in a full-scale test operation to TRL5. The work will cover the development and validation of models for the heat flow and investigate the possibility for improving the electricity production by using alternative fluids to water. The work will also cover the investigation of potential EU pilot sites, environmental assessment, and the social acceptance.