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DEmonstration of concentrated SOLar power coupled wIth advaNced desAlinaTion system in the gulf regION.

Objective

The DESOLINATION project aims to couple efficiently the low grade wasted heat of two different CSP cycles to an innovative desalination system based on forward osmosis. Indeed, the demonstration in Saudi Arabia already hosts a 100kWe air Bryton cycle that will be coupled with the innovative forward osmosis desalination system developed in DESOLINATION. Moreover, to take into account the future and most efficient cycles, a 1MWe CO2 blends power cycle will be installed on site and demonstrated alongside the existing power plant. More than 2300 hours of testing are planed on site to assess the CSP and desalination technologies and optimise their efficiencies. DESOLINATION will thus provide solutions to be integrated in existing CSP plants across the region as well as an innovative more efficient coupling with a tailored made power cycle for more efficient and cost effective new CSP plants based on CO2 blends. Gathering 10 EU research centres or academic profiles, 6 EU companies with a deep knowledge of the market, and 4 academic partners from the GCC countries, DESOLINATION offers a balanced and high international level consortium, with excellent research capacities and a strong market uptake potential. DESOLINATION indeed aims to have market competitive solutions showing the potential for high wasted-heat-to-freshwater conversion efficiency as well as high CSP power efficiency (>42% at 550°C) leading to an LCOE below 90€/MWh and LCOW below 0.9€/m3 when scaled-up at 100MW scale. The reduction of CO2 emissions per cubic meter of water desalinated would be up to 70% compared to existing desalination systems. Moreover, brine rejection being a key environmental issue, DESOLINATION will also focus on developing solutions to decrease brine rejection by up to 80%. Through the developments of the CSP+D system and its demonstration in a real environment, DESOLINATION will foster the use of solar energy for desalination in the EU, in the GCC countries, and the rest of the world.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-NZE-RES-CC
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 114 312,50

Participants (18)

PROTARGET AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 943,75
Address
Zeissstrasse 5
50859 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 713 918,25
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Via Felice Matteucci 2
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 093,75
Address
Calle Cardenal Marcelo Spinola N 10
28016 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 647 560
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AALBORG CSP AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 237 441,75
Address
Hjulmagervej 55
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 881 250
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 799 070
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College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 612 593,75
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
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Research Organisations
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
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€ 400 000
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Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italy
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€ 376 605
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Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 500 748,75
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Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEMISTH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 523 912,25
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Batiment Team Henri Fabre Rue Jacqueline
13700 Marignane
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UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
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€ 201 562,50
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Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 354 140
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Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROQUALITY SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 241 062,50
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Rue De L Isly 8
75008 Paris 08
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
Saudi Arabia
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€ 0
Address
Po Box 2454
11451 Riyadh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BAHRAIN
Bahrain
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€ 0
Address
Building N 1058 Road 1058 Block 1054
32038 Hawad Town
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES LLC
Oman
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€ 0
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130 Muscat
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)