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Final Report Summary - INNOSTORAGE (USE OF INNOVATIVE THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE FOR MARKED ENERGY SAVINGS AND SIGNIFICANT LOWERING OF CO2 EMISSIONS)

The INNOSTORAGE project was driven by the need to develop efficient thermal energy storage (TES) systems using phase change materials (PCM). One of the main contributions to the rational use of energy is given by the TES systems. They accommodate efficient storage of thermal energy, promoting the possibility of using renewable energy such as solar energy, ambient cold and residual heat. The use of PCM for TES is the system that has aroused more practical interest, due to their large energy storage density available within a narrow temperature range. In this project we aim to study means of improving the development of the constituent PCM, their encapsulation and use in a number of important applications in both the domestic and industrial sectors, with the final aim of achieving commercialization in the European market. The implementation of these storage systems may lead to marked energy savings and significant lowering of CO2 emissions.
The research scheme considered the expertise and capabilities of each partner and also the possibility of creating new synergies among them. It was implemented through 7 work packages covering the objectives of new materials, with special emphasis to cost, and the characterization of their thermophysical properties. It also covered the modelling of materials and systems, and their applications in industry and in PCM in construction elements. The developed exchanged program included visits of experts and ESRs in all the work packages with the overall aim of extending, enhancing and strengthening the established collaboration among the INNOSTORAGE partners, increasing the individual mobility and career prospects of each researcher. These exchanges involved a transfer of knowledge at different levels and training opportunities for ESRs searching the future scientific development of the groups through their involvement in projects relevant for future experiments. During the project 42 exchanges with a total amount of 80.5 months (58M from Europe and 23M to Europe) were carried out, 33.5M by experienced researchers, 39M by ESR, 6M by management personnel, and 2M by lab technicians.
The dissemination and communication activities were also important. Therefore, 3 training schools were organised, one international conference, and the project participated in two researchers’ nights (2016 and 2017).

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UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain

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Life Sciences
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