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HPC for Energy

Objective

This project aims to apply the new exascale HPC techniques to energy industry simulations, customizing them, and going beyond the state-of-the-art in the required HPC exascale simulations for different energy sources: wind energy production and design, efficient combustion systems for biomass-derived fuels (biogas), and exploration geophysics for hydrocarbon reservoirs.
For wind energy industry HPC is a must. The competitiveness of wind farms can be guaranteed only with accurate wind resource assessment, farm design and short-term micro-scale wind simulations to forecast the daily power production. The use of CFD LES models to analyse atmospheric flow in a wind farm capturing turbine wakes and array effects requires exascale HPC systems.
Biogas, i.e. biomass-derived fuels by anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, is attractive because of its wide availability, renewability and reduction of CO2 emissions, contribution to diversification of energy supply, rural development, and it does not compete with feed and food feedstock. However, its use in practical systems is still limited since the complex fuel composition might lead to unpredictable combustion performance and instabilities in industrial combustors. The next generation of exascale HPC systems will be able to run combustion simulations in parameter regimes relevant to industrial applications using alternative fuels, which is required to design efficient furnaces, engines, clean burning vehicles and power plants.
One of the main HPC consumers is the oil & gas (O&G) industry. The computational requirements arising from full wave-form modelling and inversion of seismic and electromagnetic data is ensuring that the O&G industry will be an early adopter of exascale computing technologies. By taking into account the complete physics of waves in the subsurface, imaging tools are able to reveal information about the Earth’s interior with unprecedented quality.

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Net EU contribution
€ 493 562,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 449 478,75
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 77 323,03
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Region
North West (England) Lancashire Lancaster and Wyre
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 246 800,00
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
REPSOL SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 195 312,50
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IBERDROLA RENOVABLES ENERGIA SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 166 100,00
Address
Calle Menorca 19 Planta 13
46023 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

SCOTTISHPOWER RENEWABLE ENERGY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 32 500,00
Address
Spean Street Cathcart Business Park
G44 4BE Glasgow Strathclyde

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TOTALENERGIES SE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 199 312,50
Address
Place Jean Millier 2 La Defense 6
92400 Courbevoie

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 137 786,97
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London

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Region
London Inner London — East Tower Hamlets
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00