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Development of a clean and energy self-sustained building in the vision of integrating H2 economy with renewable energy sources

Objective

More than 40% of the total energy consumed in the EU is used to cover the needs for heating, cooling and electricity of buildings. As the major part of this energy is produced from combustion of oil and natural gas, both the EU and the EU Building Sector are highly depended on imported fossil fuels. Moreover, the Sector is also a major contributor to Green-House Gas (GHG) emissions. To address issues concerning EU security of energy supply, EU contribution to climate change and in line with the Kyoto protocol and ongoing discussions in the European and International community, the EC has set the objectives of 30% reduction of its GHG emissions by 2020 and 20% increase of the share of renewable energy. The Building Sector, as a major industrial sector, has to significantly contribute to the realisation of these objectives. Thus, the trend for the Building Sector is to move from fossil fuels based energy production to the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and clean fuels to produce the required energy to cover the building energy needs. However, in order to ensure continuous operation of energy systems based on RES it is necessary to find a proper way to balance the intermittent nature of RES. Currently, the solution is to store the excess of the produced electricity in large-scale storage batteries, which present several drawbacks. In this frame, our concept is the development of an intelligent, self-sustained and zero CO2 emission hybrid energy system to cover electric power, heating and cooling loads (tri-generation) of either residential/commercial buildings or districts of buildings. In the proposed system, the primary energy will be harvested from RES and directly used to cover contingent loads, while the excess energy will be converted to hydrogen to be used as energy storage material and to be further applied as a green fuel to cover the building heating needs through direct combustion or to produce combined heating and electricity by means of fuel cells

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hybrid energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 952 968
Administrative Contact
Paola Canepa (Ms.)

Participants (18)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 1 451 221,56
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
SCAME SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 543 082,14
Address
Via Lombardia 5
20010 Arluno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Piacentino (Mr.)
IKERLAN S. COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 541,80
Address
P Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta 2
20500 Mondragon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Chris Merveille (Dr.)
IDROGEN2 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 600 800
Address
Via Pozzo Antico 24
20033 Desio Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorenzo Tardini (Dr.)
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 784
Address
14Th Km N R Lamia
14564 Athens - Kifissia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vassilis Pappas (Mr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR VERBUNDWERKSTOFFE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 275 200
Address
Erwin Schrodinger Strasse Geb 58
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Birgit Bittmann (Dr.)
COMAT COMPOSITE MATERIALS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 644,77
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 1
67661 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Wittemer (Mr.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 184 200,20
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
I.C.I CALDAIE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 403 900
Address
Via Giovanni Pascoli 38
37059 Campagnola Di Zevio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michela Brunelli (Ms.)
CATATOR AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 191 128,30
Address
Odlarevagen 10
226 60 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tihamer Hargitai (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 293 040
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Main Alistair (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 302 592
Address
Marathonos 19Th Km
19009 Pikermi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Dimou (Ms.)
SKANSKA NYA HEM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 58 200
Address
Rasundavagen 2
169 83 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunni Bjärkeson Johansson (Ms.)
VAN BERKEL EN BOS U.N. STUDIO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 58 402
Address
Stadhouderskade 113
1073 AX Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rody Geertsema (Mr.)
DECSOFT SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Erazma Ciołka 8
01402 Warsaw
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wojciech Borowski (Mr.)
CAVE S.R.L
Italy
EU contribution
€ 209 600
Address
Via Domenichino 19
20149 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Stella Brena (Dr.)
DNV AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 180 895
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Per Askeland (Mr.)
CIRCOMP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 555,23
Address
Marie Curie Strasse 11
67661 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralph Funck (Dr.)