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Application of Solar Thermal Energy to Processes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 884411

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 360

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 360

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA

Spain

Objective

Application of Solar Thermal Energy to Processes (ASTEP) will create a new innovative Solar Heating for Industrial Processes (SHIP) concept focused on overcoming the current limitations of these systems. This solution is based on modular and flexible integration of two innovative designs for the solar collector (SunDial) and the Thermal Energy Storage (TES, based on Phase Change Materials, PCM) integrated via a control system which will allow flexible operation to maintain continuous service against the unpredictable nature of the solar source and partially during night operation. ASTEP will demonstrate its capability to cover a substantial part of the heat demand of the process industry at temperatures above 150 ºC and for latitudes where current designs are not able to supply it. Its modularity and compactness will also enable easy installation and repair with reduced space requirements, while most of components can be sourced locally. The ASTEP`s process integration will allow full compatibility with the existing systems of potential end-users of SHIP. These aspects will provide a very competitive solution to substitute fossil fuel consumption. The developed solar concept will be tested at two industrial sites to prove the objective’s target of TRL5. Life Cycle Analysis will be included to validate and demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed technologies. The first Industrial Site of the proposal is the world’s leading steel company, ArcelorMittal, with a heating demand above 220 ºC for a factory located at a latitude of 47.1 N (Iasi, Romania). The second site is the dairy company MANDREKAS, located at a latitude of 37.93 N (Corinth, Greece) with a heating demand for steam at 175 ºC and a cooling demand at 5 ºC. These test locations will validate the ASTEP solution for a substantial part of the potential requirements of industrial heating and cooling demand of the European Union (EU28), which is estimated at approximately 72 TWh per year
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA

Address

Calle Bravo Murillo 38 Planta 7
28015 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 718 750

Participants (15)

DYNAMIC & SECURITY COMPUTATIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 906,25

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 250

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE CARTAGENA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 363 625

REAY DAVID

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 483 125

EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 277 500

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 395 133,75

CROWDHELIX LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 238 125

PRODUCTION TRADE AND SUPPORT OF MACHINABLE PRODUCTS OF SOFTWARE AND INFORMATICS - RELATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 122 500

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 704 312,50

ARCELORMITTAL TUBULAR PRODUCTS IASI SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 241 972,50

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 111 363,75

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 205 046,25

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 257 625

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CAMPANIA LUIGI VANVITELLI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 153 750

GALAKTOKOMIKA MANDREKAS ANONYMI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 195 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 884411

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 360

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 360

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA

Spain