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Multipurpose Applications by Thermodynamic Solar

Multipurpose Applications by Thermodynamic Solar

Objective

The proposed MATS Project aims at promoting the exploitation of concentrated solar energy through small and middle scale facilities, suitable to fulfil local requirements of power and heat, and easily to back-up with the renewable fuels locally already available or that can be expressly produced. The implementation of the project will allow to test the CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) technology in a location very advantageous with regard to the solar radiation rate as an example for the diffusion of this technology in other Mediterranean Countrie. Besides, it will represent the start-up for a development of specialized local industries.
More in detail, the MATS project is focused on the innovative CSP technology developed by ENEA as an improvement of its Solar Thermodynamic technology based on molten salts as heat transfer fluid. This technology, referred as TREBIOS, allows combined heat and power production from solar source integrated with renewable fuels, such as biomass, biogas, industrial residues etc. by means of standardized units that provide high performances and limited cost.
The objective of the proposal is the full scale demonstration of TREBIOS technology through the industrial development, the realization and the experimental operation of a multipurpose facility to be installed in Egypt. The thermal energy produced by this plant will be used as energy source in a desalination unit included in the installation, as well as for district heating and cooling. The use of suitable heat storage systems enhance mismatch of power production from the instantaneous solar radiation availability. These features enable electrical energy production “on demand” and the optimized utilization of captured solar heat by additional loads like desalination units. The integration with a back up fuel like biomass makes the system flexible and enables continuous power production

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

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Administrative Contact

Alberto Giaconia (Dr.)

Participants (10)

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KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA

Italy

ACADEMY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ASRT

Egypt

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY

Egypt

DELFT ENVIRONMENT, SONIA ABDEL FATTAH SALEM AND CO

Egypt

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

NAGUIB ONSI SAWIRIS & CO JOINT STOCK COMPANY

Egypt

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY SRL

Italy

RONDA SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 268219

  • Start date

    19 July 2011

  • End date

    18 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 21 960 134,71

  • EU contribution

    € 12 515 552

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy