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Organic Rankine Cycle - Prototype Link to Unit Storage

Objective

In line with the call H2020- LCE-03-2014, ORC-PLUS focuses on increasing the technological performance of renewable energy systems, reducing costs and improving dispatchability. The aim is to develop an optimized combination of innovative Thermal Energy Storage-TES (specialized for CSP scale 1-5 MWe) and engineering solutions to improve the number of production hours of an existing small CSP plant, located in a desert area and coupled with an ORC system. With an optimized TES solution, it is possible to extend periods of energy production of a CSP plant (also during non-solar radiation), eliminating or minimizing the need to burn fossil or renewable fuels in hybrid or back-up systems. Nowadays, efforts are being devoted to R&D on TES for large-scale plants, though large potential for small/medium-scale CSP installations exists.
ORC-PLUS is in the spectrum of “large scale prototype to pre-commercial scale demonstration”. The technology proposed is based on a solar field, using a thermal oil as Heat Transfer Fluid and ORC power unit coupled with an innovative TES. Experimental demonstration of two different industrial prototypes of TES systems will be performed in relevant environment (TRL 6). For each prototype, a simulation model of the pilot processes will be developed, with prototypes of TES systems. The models will be optimized on the basis of the characteristics of the site and power load, to determine conditions and relevant parameters of the real scenarios for each application and to select the TES technology best fitting the needs of the targeted sector. Final result will be an industrial pilot plant used to validate the technology in a real operational environment and to demonstrate its feasibility (TLR7). Validation includes an analysis of the techno-economic viability and environmental impact, and of the replicability of the pilot plant final design. This proposal is supported by three support letters of ESTELA, ANEST and Green Energy Park (Morocco).

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-2

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 258 125,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 258 125,00

Participants (8)

SOLTIGUA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 094 598,75
Address
Via Roma 54
47035 Gambettola

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Forlì-Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 094 598,75
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 979 700,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 979 700,00
ENERRAY SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 535 937,50
Address
Via Degli Agresti 6
40123 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 535 937,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

EXERGY SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 210 000,00
Address
Via Degli Agresti 6
40123 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 210 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ENERRAY MOROCCO SARLAU
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 457 625,00
Address
16 Rue Haj Jilali El Oufir Rdc Quartier Maarif
20100 Casablanca

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 457 625,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES EN ENERGIE SOLAIRE ET ENERGIES NOUVELLES
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 725 237,50
Address
Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi - Quartier Administratif - Rabat Instituts
10100 Rabat

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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 725 237,50
EURONOVIA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 146 781,25
Address
46 Rue D'alesia
75014 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 146 781,25
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIVA DE ENERGIAS ALTERNATIVAS FUNDACION, CIC ENERGIGUNE FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 841 311,25
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 48 Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Alava

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Araba/Álava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 841 311,25