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A Ferrosilicon Latent Heat Thermophotovoltaic Battery

Project description

A high-performance thermophotovoltaic battery for storing excess renewable energy

Renewable share in worldwide power generation is rapidly growing. Balancing supply and demand is thus becoming more pressing. Electricity production from renewables often surpasses demand. However, state-of-the-art systems for energy storage are expensive, and thus, can only store small amounts of energy. The EU-funded THERMOBAT project introduces an innovative thermal battery that can store large amounts of electricity in the form of latent heat by melting ferrosilicon alloys at temperatures over 1 200 °C. This heat could be stored for extended periods of time and recovered back to electricity using thermophotovoltaic devices. This innovative approach will deliver both heat and electricity on demand, solving the current threats of uncertain supply and enabling a clean, sustainable future.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 1 004 250,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 004 250,00

Participants (4)

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 629 500,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 629 500,00
FOSECO NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 398 250,00
Address
Binnenhavenstraat 20
7553 GJ Hengelo

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 398 250,00
THERMOPHOTON SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 352 670,00
Address
C Chile 10
28290 Las Rozas - Madrid

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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
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 352 670,00
ENTECH ENERGITEKNIK AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 191 250,00
Address
Metallgatan 27
262 21 Angelholm

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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
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 191 250,00

Partners (2)

FERROGLOBE INNOVATION SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 259-49 D
28046 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SERVEO SERVICIOS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Quintanavides 21
28050 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00