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Renewable Energy based seasonal Storage Technology in Order to Raise Economic and environmental sustainability of DHC

Objective

RESTORE proposes a radically innovative solution for DHC, based on the combination of two key innovative technologies (TCES+ORC), that allows integrating a wide variety of renewable technologies combined with competitive seasonal storage in DHC networks, allowing them to be 100% renewable to radically improve their environmental sustainability.
The first technology the project aims to develop is an innovative thermal energy storage system based on Thermo-chemical reactions, the Thermo-Chemical Energy Storage (TCES), that provides daily and seasonal competitive energy storage due to its high energy density, very low energy losses and its low-cost. The system represents a key development due to the fact that it allows harnessing the enormous amount of energy that is normally wasted due to the mismatch between energy demand (loads) and energy generation (related to the availability of the renewable resource or waste heat), mainly occurring between seasons. In addition, the project aims to develop a second technology that is based on Heat Pump and ORC and is combined with the TCES system. This second technology adapts the energy provided by different renewable technologies to feed the storage system, thus a wide variety of renewable technologies as well as waste heat can be integrated into the whole system to finally supply the energy demand under the specific conditions laid down by each DHC.
This radically innovative solution would tackle the main barriers for a wide deployment of renewable energy technologies and waste heat in the existing and future DHC networks. The projects consider the experimental validation of the RESTORE concept and also the demonstration of the concept replicability potential, adapting and optimizing the proposed solution to different real sites (different network conditions and local particularities as the available renewable technologies/waste heat) spread over the EU, and quantifying its potential benefits via virtual use-cases.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-1
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CENER
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 861 617,50

Participants (10)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 481 750
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 530 625
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TURBODEN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 394 375
Address
Via Cernaia 10
25124 Brescia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERBASQUE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 520 093,75
Address
C/ Viena, 3 - Bajo 2
01002 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIMTECH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 668 312,50
Address
Riesstrasse 120
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALBORG CSP AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 150 327,50
Address
Hjulmagervej 55
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 600
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
ANDRITZ AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 110 910
Address
Stattegger Strasse 18
8045 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 187 125
Address
Victor Oudartstraat 7
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Other