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TURBOmachinery REtrofits enabling FLEXible back-up capacity for the transition of the European energy system

Objective

The energy sector accounts for two thirds of the global CO2 emissions and is therefore crucial to ensure future green growth and to achieve the global emission reduction targets. Substantial reduction of CO2 emissions can only be achieved by large scale deployment of renewable energy sources, including in particular the most abundant energy sources, wind and sun. Their intermittent nature however poses significant challenges for the energy system as peak demand from the system and peak production form those intermittent sources do not overlap. As there are no large scale storage solutions available yet, other backup capacities are needed. The installed fossil capacity is large enough to provide this back-up power. However, the plants were designed for baseload operation, which results in increased wear and costs through cyclic operation and unnecessarily high emissions in the start-up phase.
Providing technology upgrades to retrofit the installed power plants to enable flexible operation without penalties on life, cost and emissions is an opportunity to quickly provide the necessary backup capacity to keep the energy system stable and resilient and at the same time enabling higher renewable shares.
TURBO-REFLEX will follow this approach and has selected technologies for retrofitting critical parts of thermal power plants which have already seen experimental proof-of-concept and are expected to significantly contribute to flexible operation. The technologies will reduce the minimum load, increase the ramp rates and reduce the costs per cycle. This will be achieved by new compressor designs for off-design operability, technologies in the hot gas path, in combustor and turbine, and by new materials, models and sensors to monitor and ensure the mechanical integrity in flexible operation. An integrated assessment will provide not only the technological but also the economic benefits for plant operators, thus ensuring a swift implementation of TURBO-REFLEX technologies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CCS-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 290 000

Participants (26)

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 136 625
Address
Via Nicola Lorenzi 8
16152 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 129 187,50
Address
Roemerstrasse 36
5400 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOOSAN SKODA POWER SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Tylova 1 57
301 28 Plzen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 519 000
Address
Brown Boveri Strasse 7
5401 Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 418 750
Address
Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITSUBISHI POWER EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Schifferstrasse 80
47059 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 460 958,75
Address
20 North Audley Street
W1K 6WL London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATURGY ENERGY GROUP SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 250
Address
Avenida San Luis 77
28033 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 308 950
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASINCO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 256,25
Address
Am Kiekenbusch 11A
47269 Duisburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMTES FHT AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 178 025
Address
Prumyslova 995
334 41 Dobrany
Activity type
Research Organisations
KAPELANCZYK PAWEL MICHAL
Poland
EU contribution
€ 328 955
Address
Roweckiego 2/57
76200 Slupsk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T - ELEKTRONIK SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 40 750
Address
Mudr Slejmara 590
345 62 Holysov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 812,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 403 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 36 250
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 311 000
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 88 000
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 550 400
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 282 425
Address
Univerzitni 8
306 14 Pilsen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Ul. Al Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS GAS AND POWER GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Werner Von Siemens Strasse 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)