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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

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Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2
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Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
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Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Giaconia (Dr.)

Participants (10)

KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA
Italy
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Viale Castello Della Magliana 27
00148 Roma

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gaetano Iaquaniello (Mr.)
ACADEMY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ASRT
Egypt
Address
Kasr El Aini Street 101
11516 Cairo

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Amr Radwan (Dr.)
NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY
Egypt
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Dr. Ibrahim Aboulnaga St. Ext. Of Abbas El-akkad St., Nars City
11711 Nasr City / Cairo

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Khaled Fekry (Dr.)
DELFT ENVIRONMENT, SONIA ABDEL FATTAH SALEM AND CO
Egypt
Address
El Laithy Street
Giza

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Sonia Abdel Fattah (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Christopher Sansom (Dr.)
NAGUIB ONSI SAWIRIS & CO JOINT STOCK COMPANY
Egypt
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Cornish El-nil, Nile City Towers,
Cairo

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Ashraf Sami Moussa (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Yves Hussenot (Mr.)
ARCHIMEDE SOLAR ENERGY SRL
Italy
Address
Localita' Cimacolle 464
06056 Massa Martana

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Martini (Mr.)
RONDA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Vegri
Zane

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Administrative Contact
Luigi Apolloni (Mr.)