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.
Clean and efficient microCHCP by micro turbine based hybrid systems
Fit4Micro aims to develop a hybrid microCHP unit running on sustainable liquid biofuels. Use of a mGT as core-unit in Fit4Micro is ideal for domestic usage, as the system has very low noise output and is vibration free.
Super-HEART: a fault-tolerant and highly efficient energy hub with embedded short-term energy storage for high availability electric power delivery
We will develop a multi-port modular converter with fault ride-through capability. This will be ensured using fault-tolerance strategies already proved in the ERC PoC Project ""U-HEART"", improved by the integration of supercapacitors (SC) to allow using reliable and low-cost mechanical switches to isolate the faulty parts instead of semiconductor switches, leading to a significantly higher TRL.
Implementation of sustainable heat upgrade technologies for industry
SPIRIT will develop standard heat pump integration methods for industry to allow easier integration. New business models and contractual agreements for upgrading heat technology are developed considering single and multi-stakeholder environments, mainly through considering heat as a service.
A Ferrosilicon Latent Heat Thermophotovoltaic Battery
THERMOBAT will develop an innovative Latent Heat Thermophotovoltaic (LHTPV) battery for long duration storage (10 to 100 hours) and combined heat and power (CHP) generation.
Developing a single access point for the market uptake of geothermal energy use in multivalent heating and cooling networks across Europe
SAPHEA addresses the uptake of multivalent heating and cooling networks supplied by geothermal energy by creating a durable digital market uptake hub.
Increase the Synergy among different ENERGY NETworkS
SENERGY NETS aims at demonstrating the technical and economic capability of multi-energy systems to decarbonize the heating and cooling, power and gas sectors through renewable energy sources produced locally as well as sector integration, by primarily focusing on promising infrastructure and business models.
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.