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MinWaterCSP - Minimized water consumption in CSP plants

Objective

MinWaterCSP addresses the challenge of significantly reducing the water consumption of CSP plants while maintaining their overall efficiency. Its objective is to reduce evaporation losses and mirror cleaning water usage for small- and large-scale CSP plants through a holistic combination of next generation technologies in the fields of i) hybrid dry/wet cooling systems ii) wire structure heat transfer surfaces iii) axial flow fans iv) mirror cleaning techniques and v) optimized water management. MinWaterCSP will reduce water evaporation losses by 75 to 95% compared to wet cooling systems. It aims to increase the net efficiency of the steam Rankine cycle by 2%, or alternatively reduce the capital cost of a dry-cooling system by 25%, while maintaining cycle efficiency. To complement this, mirror cleaning water consumption will be reduced by 25% through an improved mirror cleaning process for parabolic trough collectors, the development of a cleaning robot for linear Fresnel collectors and a reduced number of cleaning cycles enabled by an enhanced monitoring of the reflectance of the mirrors. Also, comprehensive water management plans for CSP plants in various locations will be developed and combined with plant performance simulations to maximize the impact of the achieved design improvements in a complete system context. Zero liquid discharge and the option of making use of solar energy or low grade waste heat for water treatment will be considered. MinWaterCSP will improve the cost-competitiveness of CSP. This will make CSP more attractive for investment purposes and drives growth in the CSP plant business as well as job creation at European companies which provide technologically advanced CSP plant components. In addition, by making CSP technology more attractive MinWaterCSP contributes to solve the global climate challenge by reducing carbon-dioxide emissions and increasing energy generation from renewable resources.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage

Coordinator

KELVION HOLDING GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 178 875,00
Address
Meesmannstrasse 103
44807 Bochum
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 178 875,00

Participants (13)

KELVION THERMAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 1 012 927,29
Address
Aberdein Street Roodekop
1401 Germiston

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 012 927,29
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 092 475,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 092 475,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 202 100,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 202 100,00
ECILIMP TERMOSOLAR SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 231 355,50
Address
Ctra Nacional Iv Km 452
41400 Ecija Sevilla

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 231 355,50
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 698 050,73
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 698 050,73
NOTUS FAN ENGINEERING
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 270 675,00
Address
44 Saffraan Avenue
7613 Stellenbosch

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 270 675,00
SOLTIGUA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 475 481,25
Address
Via Roma 54
47035 Gambettola

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Forlì-Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 475 481,25
ENEXIO GERMANY GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 696 562,50
Address
Dorstener Strasse 484
44809 Bochum

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 696 562,50
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES EN ENERGIE SOLAIRE ET ENERGIES NOUVELLES
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 337 375,00
Address
Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi - Quartier Administratif - Rabat Instituts
10100 Rabat

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 337 375,00
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
WATERLEAU GROUP NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 230 625,00
Address
Nieuwstraat 26
3150 Wespelaar

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 230 625,00
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 255 218,75
Address
Leuschnerstrasse 43
70176 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 255 218,75
ENEXIO MANAGEMENT GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 179 650,73
Address
Dorstener Strasse 18-29
44651 Herne

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Herne, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 179 650,73