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Materials Technologies for performance improvement of Cooling Systems in Power Plants

Objective

MATChING goal is the reduction of cooling water demand in the energy sector through innovative technological solutions, to be demonstrated in thermal and geothermal power plants. The project targets include an overall saving of water withdrawal of 30% in thermal power generation, and a decrease of evaporative losses up to 15% in geothermal sector. The use of advanced and nano-technology based materials will be leveraged to make economically affordable water saving in power plants and pave the way to the market uptake. All technological areas of plant cooling systems will be affected: cooling tower, steam condenser, cooling water circuit and water conditioning. The use of alternative cooling fluids will be investigated to develop advanced hybrid cooling towers for geothermal high temperature power plants, and hybrid cooled binary cycles for low temperature geothermal fields, combining dry/wet cooling, and closed loop groundwater cooling. To increase available effective water supply at reasonable costs, alternative water sources will be exploited: different membrane based technologies will be used to re-cycle or re-use municipal, process and blow down waters. To improve cooling equipment robustness advanced materials and coatings for cooling tower and condensers will be investigated, allowing increasing concentration cycles or directly using aggressive fluids. Demonstration will take place in partner-owned industrial sites, operating pilot plants in intended environment and/or in demo scale, guaranteeing the achievement of TRL 6 for all the technologies. The demonstration activities and the partnership composition ensures the validation of suitable business models and the finalization of business plans, guaranteeing the technological transfer from industry to market, increasing competitiveness at European level, and impacting on water use in power generation sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage

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ENEL GLOBAL THERMAL GENERATION SRL
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€ 0,00
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Viale Regina Margherita 137
00198 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00

Participants (18)

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 613 937,03
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

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ENGIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 24 255,00
Address
1 Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 10 395,00
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 498 531,25
Address
Av De La Borbolla 5
41004 Sevilla

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Andalucía Sevilla
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 213 656,25
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
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€ 896 179,38
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 384 076,87
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
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€ 1 880 672,49
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Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
DNV NETHERLANDS BV

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Netherlands
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€ 0,00
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
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€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 771 003,79
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
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€ 822 587,50
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Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 352 537,50
PATHEMA BV
Netherlands
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€ 132 664,88
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Ralph Bunchestraat 19
5051 KW Goirle

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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
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Noord-Brabant Midden-Noord-Brabant
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Other funding
€ 56 856,37
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
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€ 534 000,00
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Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Galicia Pontevedra
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€ 0,00
SPIG SPA
Italy
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€ 1 316 000,00
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Piazza San Graziano 31
28041 Arona

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 564 000,00
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
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€ 808 500,00
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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€ 0,00
AQUASTILL BV
Netherlands
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€ 205 625,00
Address
Nusterweg 89
6135 KT Sittard

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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
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 88 125,00
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 235 388,75
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons

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Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Mons
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€ 0,00
INDUSTRIAS TECNICAS DE GALICIA SA
Spain
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€ 172 834,38
Address
Calle Monte Faquina 56
36415 Mos

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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
Galicia Pontevedra
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 74 071,87
IONICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 50 750,00
Address
Rue Des Alouettes 1
4042 Liers

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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
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 750,00
SWECO NEDERLAND BV

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Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 33 640,57
Address
De Holle Bilt 22
3732 HM De Bilt
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West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
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€ 14 417,38
ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

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Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 709 843,75
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 304 218,75