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Development and demonstration of compact, multi-source heat eXchanger technologies for renewable energy applications

Objective

Europe's refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry has an annual turnover of €30 billion and employs around 200,000 people. Within this industry our SME Associations represent over 1,000 SMEs within the heat pump manufacture, solar thermal system manufacture, design and installation sectors. Led by these associations the HeatXchange consortium consists of European SME associations, SME end users and some of Europe’s leading research associations. Together, we are proposing to develop new platform technologies that are relevant to our industries and their markets across Europe. The HeatXchange project will provide European manufacturers with alternative designs and manufacturing routes that will assist them expand their product range and to effectively compete with non-European competition. This will be achieved through the development and demonstration of a novel heat exchanger technology and manufacturing process that will enable increased market penetration of European-made air source type heat pump systems. The new platform technology will improve the efficiency and reduce the size of the evaporator, whilst enabling the integration of secondary or even tertiary energy sources. Overall these advanced will enable significant increases in Seasonal Performance Factors (SPF) which will improve the return on investment for consumers and hence attractiveness of EU air based heat pump systems. During the project this technology will be disseminated amongst our 1,000 members within the industry and showcased at events and conferences. Our aim is for HeatXchange to increase air-based heat pump sales by European manufacturers by at least 100,000 across Europe between 2014-2020 adding €300 million of value to Europe’s economy.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

TWI LIMITED
Address
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 140 144,61
Administrative Contact
Adam Coventry (Mr.)

Participants (10)

POLSKIE STOWARZYSZENIE POMP CIEPLA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 374 961,27
Address
Ul. Gen Jozefa Fiszera 14
80 231 Gdansk
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Brunon Grochal (Prof.)
ALEMANY SALUDES ASOCIADOS SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Av Alfonso El Sabio 9
03002 Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Carroll (Mr.)
Makedonsko zdruzenie za sonceva energija SOLAR MAKEDONIJA
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 106 685
Address
Veljko Vlahovic Br./mezanin 18
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ilija Nasov (Dr.)
ZAKLAD MECHANICZY MESTIL SPOLKA ORGAICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

Participation ended

Poland
EU contribution
€ 27 831,60
Address
Ul Fr Walczaka 25
66 407 Gorzow Wielkopolski
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Kuzmicz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 163
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)
Re/gent B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 46 468
Address
Lagedijk 22
5705BZ Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martien Janssen (Mr.)
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 318,06
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaroslaw Mikielewicz (Prof.)
PIMEC PETITA I MITJANA EMPRESA DE C ATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 992,30
Address
Calle Viladomat 174
08015 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Carroll (Mr.)
BOLUDA DIVISION INDUSTRIAL SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 121,57
Address
Calle Joiers, Vial A, Nave 9 17-19
08184 Palau Solita I Plegamans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marta Mur (Mrs.)
ADVANCED CHEMICAL ETCHING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 314,59
Address
Tudor House 37 A Birmingham New Road West Midlands
WV4 6BL Wolverhampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jayne Parker