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Materials Technologies for performance improvement of Cooling Systems in Power Plants

Objective

MATChING goal is the reduction of cooling water demand in the energy sector through innovative technological solutions, to be demonstrated in thermal and geothermal power plants. The project targets include an overall saving of water withdrawal of 30% in thermal power generation, and a decrease of evaporative losses up to 15% in geothermal sector. The use of advanced and nano-technology based materials will be leveraged to make economically affordable water saving in power plants and pave the way to the market uptake. All technological areas of plant cooling systems will be affected: cooling tower, steam condenser, cooling water circuit and water conditioning. The use of alternative cooling fluids will be investigated to develop advanced hybrid cooling towers for geothermal high temperature power plants, and hybrid cooled binary cycles for low temperature geothermal fields, combining dry/wet cooling, and closed loop groundwater cooling. To increase available effective water supply at reasonable costs, alternative water sources will be exploited: different membrane based technologies will be used to re-cycle or re-use municipal, process and blow down waters. To improve cooling equipment robustness advanced materials and coatings for cooling tower and condensers will be investigated, allowing increasing concentration cycles or directly using aggressive fluids. Demonstration will take place in partner-owned industrial sites, operating pilot plants in intended environment and/or in demo scale, guaranteeing the achievement of TRL 6 for all the technologies. The demonstration activities and the partnership composition ensures the validation of suitable business models and the finalization of business plans, guaranteeing the technological transfer from industry to market, increasing competitiveness at European level, and impacting on water use in power generation sector.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinators

ENEL INGEGNERIA E RICERCA SPA

Participation ended

Address
Via Mantova 24
00198 Rome
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0
ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 709 843,75

Participants (17)

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 638 192,03
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 531,25
Address
Av De La Borbolla 5
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENEL GREEN POWER SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 896 179,38
Address
Viale Regina Margherita 125
00198 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 880 672,49
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
DNV GL NETHERLANDS B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6800 ET Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 771 003,79
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 822 587,50
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PATHEMA BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 132 664,88
Address
Ralph Bunchestraat 19
5051 KW Goirle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 534 000
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPIG SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 316 000
Address
Piazza San Graziano 31
28041 Arona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 808 500
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
AQUASTILL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 205 625
Address
Nusterweg 89
6135 KT Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIA NOVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 235 388,75
Address
Avenue N Copernic 3
7000 Mons
Activity type
Research Organisations
INDUSTRIAS TECNICAS DE GALICIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 834,38
Address
Calle Monte Faquina 56
36415 Mos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 750
Address
Rue Des Alouettes 1
4042 Liers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SWECO NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 33 640,57
Address
De Holle Bilt 22
3732 HM De Bilt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)