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Next Generation of Heat Pumps working with Natural fluids

Objective

The main objective of the project is the development of several reliable, safe, high efficiency and high capacity heat pumps working with the two most promising natural refrigerants: Hydrocarbons and
CO2, together with a set of improved components and auxiliary devices adequate for the efficient and safe use of the two refrigerants.

The project aims to reach a higher efficiency (10-20% SPF improvement) and lower Carbon footprint (20% lower TEWI) than the current state of the art HFCs/HFOs or Sorption heat pumps. The costs shall be very similar or slightly higher than the latter systems (10%). The project will also focus on the development of an efficient capacity modulation
in order to enhance the integration capability with other renewable sources in the energy systems of Buildings and Industry. In this sense, if the project is successful, it will clearly bring a definitive step forward to overcome the barriers holding back the
spread of natural refrigerants by proving that a new generation of heat pumps based on HCs and CO2 is perfectly feasible and commercially competitive.

The first objective of the project is the identification of the cases in which the use of Natural refrigerants can lead to cost effective and high efficient solutions with a fast commercial exploitation. The following cases have already been identified for their potential
interest:
- Hydrocarbons (HCs): air or water to water heat pumps supplying hot water at (40-50ºC) for heating applications as well as to produce sanitary hot water at 60ºC.
- CO2: heat pump of high capacity to produce sanitary hot water at 60ºC directly from city water (10-15ºC). Designs with higher temperatures in the range 70-90ºC should be also explored.

The project involves 6 key industrial partners (component manufacturers and heat pump manufacturers) who will strongly cooperate
with the RTD partners in order to achieve the targeted goals as well as to evaluate the necessary costs and measures to successfully bring the developed technology to the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2012-1-2STAGE
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 403 947
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)

Participants (13)

EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION GEIE

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas Nowak (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 294 000
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Månsson (Mrs.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 500
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicolandrea Calabrese (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 060
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rita Mastrullo (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 222 800
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Richard Thome (Prof.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 203 600
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trygve Magne Eikevik (Prof.)
DANFOSS COMMERCIAL COMPRESSORS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 216 100
Address
Rd 28 Zi Lieudit Les Communaux
01600 Trevoux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastien France (Mr.)
COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL DE APLICACIONES TERMICAS SA - CIATESA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 720
Address
Poligono Industrial Llanos De Jarata Sn
14550 Montilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aurora Rubio (Mrs.)
OFFICINE MARIO DORIN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 550
Address
Via Aretina 388 Compiobbi
50061 Fiesole Fi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carboni Stefano (Mr.)
ENEX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 162 700
Address
Via Veneto 12
31038 Paese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergio Girotto (Mr.)
LU-VE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 450
Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 11
21100 Varese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Filippini (Mr.)
ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Rudeboksvagen 1
22100 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eneström Madeleine (Mrs.)
EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 83 000
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Thomas Nowak (Mr.)