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.
Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources.
The TRI-HP systems are based on electrically driven natural refrigerant heat pumps coupled with renewable electricity generators (PV), and are using cold (ice slurry), heat and electricity storages. They will be providing heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family residential buildings with a self-consumed renewable share of 80%. Two system concepts are developed for two different combinations of heat sources: i) dual ground/air source and ii) solar with ice-slurry as intermediate storage. These concepts combined with the developed heat pump types (carbon dioxide and propane) will lead to three complete systems (CO2-ice, propane-ice and propane-dual) that will be tested at the laboratory scale.
Boosting new Approaches for flexibility Management By Optimizing process Off-gas and waste use
BAMBOO is an EU-funded project developing new technologies for energy and resource efficiency challenges in four intensive industries. These technologies will be adapted, tested and validated under real production conditions and focus on three main innovation pillars: waste heat recovery, electrical flexibility and waste streams valorisation. BAMBOO will provide the industries with the information they currently lack for the adaptation of their processes to new and more advanced industrial demand response schemes to help them make better decisions and increase their competitiveness.
ENTRAIN-ENhancing renewable heaT planning for improving the aiR quAlity of commuNities
ENTRAIN project aims at improving the capacities of public authorities to develop and implement local strategies and action plans for enhancing the use of endogenous renewable energy sources in small district heating (DH) networks. This outcome will lead to fossil fuels and CO2 emission reduction, improvement of local air quality and socio-economic benefits for local communities through the growths of technical expertise and the start-up of investments and innovative financial tools. ENTRAIN main objective is to promote structural cooperation between public authorities and key stakeholders at transnational level and to build-up skills and know-how for a systematic, holistic and efficient planning of small DH systems within 5 target regions (IT, DE, HR, SI, PL), based on renewable heat sources (solar, biomass, waste heat, heat pumps and geothermal).
The Recycling of waste heat through the Application of Nanofluidic ChannelS: Advances in the Conversion of Thermal to Electrical energy
Three breakthrough science and technology targets have been identified: 1) optimisation of ion movement and ion separation in nanochannels made from Earth-abundant materials, 2) the development of a sustainable and efficient heat-to-electrical energy platform and 3) the creation of a novel continuous operation energy harvesting power source with a high power/energy density and conversion efficiency.
Solar thermal collectors with a ZERO electricity heat pump & energy storage for sustainable heating and cooling
The SUNCOOL project demonstrated highly-innovative patented solar thermal collectors, incorporating zero-electricity heat pumps and energy storage, for sustainable heating and cooling. This was the first large-scale evaluation of the SunCool system developed by ClimateWell at its headquarters in Stockholm (Sweden).
Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions in Finland
LIFE-IP CANEMURE-FINLAND will mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on capacity building, infrastructure, technological solutions and patterns of behaviour. Ongoing smaller and larger scale projects are connected to CANEMURE itself as complementary actions.
An optical approach to next generation refrigeration
The EU-funded OPTAGON project explores a revolutionary optical approach to refrigeration based on solar cell materials and LEDs. It will harness the ability of LEDs to cool themselves in the process of emitting photons known as electroluminescent cooling, ideally providing access to cooling performance enabling even cryogenic applications.
Analysis and Risk Mitigation measures for Induced Seismicity in supercriTICal gEothermal systems
ARMISTICE explores for the first time the possibility of safely combining CCS and SCGS technologies by coupling CO2 flow models, developed by the host, to the high-temperature rheology of rock and faults, developed by the ER.
Mathematical and Numerical Modelling of Process-Structure Interaction in Fractured Geothermal Systems
MaPSI has as its main objective to provide mathematical models and simulation technology required to assess subsurface process-structure interaction in the context of hydraulic and thermal stimulation in development and production of high-temperature geothermal resources.
Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe 20-30-50
The aim of SCCALE 203050 (Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe) is to scale the growth of energy communities across Europe in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy production, district heating and more in households and non-residential buildings.