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Development of a heat storage system to improve energy efficiency in CHP power plants and in solar driven industrial applications with high relevance to SME

Objective

The HEAT SAVER proposal will create a novel and portable form of thermo-chemical storage that will be compatible with both existing combined heat and power systems and also with solar energy sources. It will comprise, within a containerised body, a zeolite-based thermo-chemical store, high and low temperature heat exchangers, a water store and its associated control systems. By operating alongside a CHP or solar heating system the HEAT SAVER system will allow otherwise wasted heat from these systems to be stored and used at another time. In the case of CHP that heat could be used in a colder season, whereas in the case of solar it could be used at night, when solar power systems cannot operate. By putting the system into a portable container, the stored heat can also be transported by truck or rail to another location where the energy is required. The addition of such a portable heat storage system will make these two environmentally friendly energy sources even more efficient and thus more economical and cheaper to run, making them more attractive to consumers. Approximately 50% of Europe’s energy demand is for heating purposes and anything that can reduce the amount of fossil fuel burned – particularly gas – can only be for the good. In an age of spiralling demand for fossil fuels, with its associated environmental and geo-political ramifications, the HEAT SAVER system will help to reduce Europe’s demand for fossil fuels and lead to a stronger and cleaner European Union. We the SMEPs involved – B&O, Giordano, ZeoSys, SIAUT and MOD – believe we have within our consortium the skills required to devise this system, but lack the expertise and resource in research and development to take this project from the drawing board to market – it is therefore an ideal candidate for the “Research for the Benefit of SMEs programme”.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/power engineering/electric power generation/combined heat and power
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 44 421
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (7)

B & O GEBAUDETECHNIK GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 060
Address
Bornestrasse 37-41
13086 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Dienst (Mr.)
JACQUES GIORDANO INDUSTRIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 189 207
Address
Avenue De La Fleuride 529
13685 Aubagne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Villier (Mr.)
DVIGATEL REGITAL OY
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 122 375
Address
Suur Sojamae Harjumma 10 C,
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Koit Kaaristu (Mr.)
Zeosys - Zeolithsysteme Forschungs- und Vertriebsunternehmen fur Umweltschutz-, -Medizin- und Energietechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 360
Address
Volmerstrasse 13
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Otmar Pack (Mr.)
BTB BLOCKHEIZKRAFTWERKS TRAGER UND BETREIBERGES MBH BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 63 412
Address
Gaussstrasse 11
10589 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joachim Schneider (Mr.)
THE UK INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Pera Business Park Nottingham Road
LE13 0PB Melton Mowbray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Danvers (Mr.)
PROFI RENT SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 161 008
Address
Strada Baznei 2A
557050 Blayel, Jubet Sibili
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irma Chmelarz (Ms.)