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Sustainable Heat and Energy Research for Heat Pump Applications /Acronym SHERHPA

Objective

Sustainable energy systems, such as heat pumping technologies, provide an efficient use of renewable energy from the ambient and of waste heat sources. Typical applications are space heating, domestic hot water and processes with combined heating and cooling. Doubling the number of heat pumps in Europe by 2010 would increase the annual energy and CO2 emission savings to 100 TWh and 40 million tons respectively. To achieve such an ambitious target on European level and to support the creation of a strong market impact, in addition to the European Heat Pump Association, EHP A1(policy, strategy and marketing) and the European Heat Pump Network, EHPN (dissemination of information, Website) a dedicated project towards SMEs is jointly proposed GRETh (Heat Equipment Association) and EHP A This project deals with the development of heat pumps that are cost-energy efficient and in compliance with the future environmental regulations.
The new environmental regulations, concerning greenhouse gases and the protection of the ozone layer, will lead to the phase out of conventional refrigerants. For example, in the EC the 'Freon' R22 phase out is scheduled in 2010.
Therefore 'natural fluids' have to be adopted (hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide or ammonia), but this implies a change in the components technology and control system. Heat pumps are components that allow energy savings for heating and cooling buildings and for many industrial applications, and concern a very large spectrum of applications much wider than the existing heat pump market. During the first half of the project, components and subsystems (heat exchangers, controllers, ground coupling system, heat recovery...) will be developed, tested and optimized. Afterward, during the second half of the project, prototypes will be developed and tested in laboratories prior to field tests. In parallel with these research activities, a training programme will be set-up. This programme will include technical training and e-lear...

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION GRETH

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17 Rue Des Martyrs
Grenoble

France

Administrative Contact

Bernard THONON (Dr,)

Participants (30)

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EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION

United Kingdom

THERMIA VAERME AB

Sweden

SPIREC

France

GEOSOLAR V-63

Bulgaria

GEOTHERMAL-KOLIKOVSKI & C°

Bulgaria

DELTA AIR PLUS

France

EVECO BRNO LTD

Czechia

COMPANIA INDUSTRIAL DE APLICACIONES TERMICAS

Spain

GROENHOLLAND BV

Netherlands

AKTSIONERNOE OBSHESTVO SODRUGESTVO - T

Ukraine

ENERGIES NATURALS

Spain

HIREF S.P.A

Italy

ONDA S.P.A

Italy

FIRTH EXECUTIVE LTD

United Kingdom

NEURA ELECTRONICS TECHNISCHE ANLAGEN GMBH

Austria

M-TEC MITTERMAYR GMBH

Austria

HELIOTHERM WAERMEPUMPENTECHNIK GES.M.B.H

Austria

HIBERNATUS

Poland

KENSA ENGINEERING LTD

United Kingdom

WIEDEMANN POLSKA

Poland

COMMISSARIAT A L' ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

FACHINFORMATIONSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER WISSENSCHAFTLICH- TECHNISCHE INFORMATION MBH

Germany

OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGS- UND PRUEFZENTRUM ARSENAL GES.M.B.H.

Austria

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN (ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)

Sweden

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND - DUBLIN

Ireland

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

United Kingdom

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY "KHARKIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE"

Ukraine

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES AERAULIQUES ET THERMIQUES

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 500229

  • Start date

    1 October 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2007

Funded under:

FP6-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 084 117

  • EU contribution

    € 2 102 709

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION GRETH

France