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Integrating activities planned under MaRINET 2 build upon the achievements of the advanced community created in MaRINET FP7. MaRINET 2 will ensure the continued integration and enhancement of all leading European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in research, development and testing of offshore renewable energy systems including electrical sub systems and grid integration through ...
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Despite process heat is recognized as the application with highest potential among solar heating and cooling applications, Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) still presents a modest share of about 0.3% of total installed solar thermal capacity. As of today’s technology development stage – economic competitiveness restricted to low temperature applications; technology implementation requiri ...
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MOdular high concentration SolAr Configuration (MOSAIC)

Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2020,

MOSAIC project aims to exceed the goal of the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan - European Commission of producing CSP electricity at a cost below 0.10 €/kWh. To exceed this goal a commercial CSP plant of > 1GW of nominal capacity is foreseen, in which high nominal capacity of CSP plant is reached in a modular way where each MOSAIC module delivers thermal energy to linked thermal energy stor ...
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Photovoltaic module life time forecast and evaluation (SOLAR-TRAIN)

Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2020,

The quality assurance in the photovoltaic industry is yet in its infancy, requiring both underpinning science and trained personnel to reduce costs of energy. An unmet industrial requirement is an accelerated, and operating environment specific, service life time and energy yield assessment. SOLAR-TRAIN will qualify ESRs in the field of PV durability as part of a highly innovative, multi-disciplin ...
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STORY- Added value of STORage in distribution sYstems (STORY)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2020,

The main objective of STORY is to show the added value storage can bring for a flexible, secure and sustainable energy system. This will be achieved by showing the inter-relations between technologies and stakeholders as well as the potential and impact of policy and regulation.The future European grid has to serve a diverse and mixed landscape of users in a situation of mixed rules and responsibi ...
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Advanced biofuel production with energy system integration (Ambition)

Start date: Dec 1, 2016, End date: Nov 30, 2019,

The ECRIA project AMBITION aims to develop a long-term joint European Community Research and Innovation Agenda on the integration of biofuels production and surplus grid electricity valorisation. AMBITION brings together eight partners from eight different countries into a European wide lasting research partnership, which is closely linked to EERA Bioenergy. The current fragmentation in energy sys ...
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Closed Loop Wind Farm Control (CL-Windcon)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2019,

Current practice in wind turbines operation is that every turbine has its own controller that optimizes its own performance in terms of energy capture and loading. This way of operating wind farms means that each wind turbine operates based only on the available information on its own measurements. This gets the wind farm to operate in a non-optimum way, since wind turbines are not operating as pl ...
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The CryoHub innovation project will investigate and extend the potential of large-scale Cryogenic Energy Storage (CES) and will apply the stored energy for both cooling and energy generation. By employing Renewable Energy Sources (RES) to liquefy and store cryogens, CryoHub will balance the power grid, while meeting the cooling demand of a refrigerated food warehouse and recovering the waste heat ...
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The BIOrescue project aims to develop and demonstrate a new innovative biorefinery concept based on the cascading use of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) supplemented by wheat straw (and other seasonal underutilised lignocellulosic feedstocks. i.e pruning residues, residual citrus peels and wastes). This new concept will avoid disposal and allow for the production of some biodegradable bio-based pro ...
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Competitive SolAr Power Towers – CAPTure (CAPTure)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2019,

The main objective of this project is to significantly reduce costs of concentrated solar power, in order to pave the way for its deserved competitiveness on the power market. Specifically, the solar-to-electric conversion efficiency of the plant will be improved by increased receiver operating temperatures as well as an innovative power cycle configuration also providing advantages regarding plan ...
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Predictable Flexible Molten Salts Solar Power Plant (PreFlexMS)

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2018,

Predictability and flexibility are key enablers to increase CSP penetration in the energy mix by a) increasing dispatchability b) making CSP less/not reliant on subsidies c) supporting stable grid operation d) enabling operators to access new revenue streams (electricity trading, ancillary services). Today CSP plants with molten salt storage only partly achieve these objectives. Key enabling techn ...
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The EU-GUGLE project mobilises public / private resources to build showcases of totally around 226,000 m2 of cost-efficient urban Zero Carbon Building Renovation models in AT, FI, DE, IT, SK & ES - together with associated cities in SE&TR. EU-GUGLE is designed to respond to the needs of an effective take-off of the Smart City initiative within the EU SET-plan and in particular by demonstrating dif ...
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Integrated Research Programme on Wind Energy (IRPWIND)

Start date: Mar 1, 2014, End date: Feb 28, 2018,

IRPWIND is an integrated research programme that combines strategic research projects and support activities within the field of Wind Energy, with the aim of leveraging the long term European research potential. The concept behind this programme is built on the success of existing initiatives supporting the SET Plan Agenda such as the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on Wind Ener ...
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Concentrating Solar Thermal Energy encompasses Solar Thermal Electricity (STE), Solar Fuels, Solar Process Heat and Solar Desalination that are called to play a major role in attaining energy sustainability in our modern societies due to their unique features: 1) Solar energy offers the highest renewable energy potential to our planet; 2) STE can provide dispatchable power in a technically and eco ...
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P2P-SmartTest project investigates and demonstrates a smarter electricity distribution system integrated with advanced ICT, regional markets and innovative business models. It will employ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) approaches to ensure the integration of demand side flexibility and the optimum operation of DER and other resources within the network while maintaining second-to-second power balance and the ...
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The overall objective of the ETFE-MFM Proposal is the development, evaluation and demonstration of a flexible multifunctional ETFE module for architectural façade lighting. The aim of this proposal is to provide a PV module with embedded additional functionalities designed to be used in ETFE textile architecture for BIPV applications.ETFE-MFM concept is based on the integration of different techno ...
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AdVanced Aerodynamic Tools for lArge Rotors (AVATAR)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

The motivation for the AVATAR project lies in the fact that upscaling wind turbine designs towards 10-20 MW requires radical innovations to make this feasible. Many of these innovationshave a strong aerodynamic component and can be considered as unconventional from an aerodynamic point of view. As such the analysis of the resulting rotor designs falls outside the validated range of applicability o ...
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The overall objectives of the INNWIND.EU project are the high performance innovative design of a beyond-state-of-the-art 10-20MW offshore wind turbine and hardware demonstrators of some of the critical components. These ambitious primary objectives lead to a set of secondary objectives, which are the specific innovations, new concepts, new technologies and proof of concepts at the sub system and t ...
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Concentrating solar technologies (CST) have proven to be very efficient sources of “clean” power for the electrical grid. The efficient operation of concentrating solar technologies requires reliable forecasts of the incident irradiance for two main reasons. First, such forecasts yield a better management of the thermodynamic cycle because it becomes possible to dynamically fine tune some of its p ...
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Background A complete transformation of all sectors of the economy is required to mitigate climate change and to limit global warming to the internationally agreed target of 2ºC above pre-industrial levels by 2050. According to the European Environment Agency, the energy sector is the largest single source of CO2 emissions, generating 31% of all EU CO2 ...
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The scientific targets of the EUROSUNMED project are the development of new technologies in three energy field areas, namely photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP) and grid integration (GI), in strong collaboration with research institutes, universities and SMEs from Europe in the north side of the Mediterranean sea and from Morocco and Egypt from the south of the sea. The focus in PV ...
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The objective of MESOWAKE is is to contribute to the development of an open-source model chain that can bridge the gap between mesoscale meteorological processes and microscale wind farm models. Special focus will be given to the interfacing between mesoscale and microscale CFD models both based on large-eddy simulation treatment of the atmospheric boundary layer. Case studies will be based on the ...
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Background The U.S. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory estimates that, 53 % of the energy used worldwide in 2006 could be classified as waste heat, providing no useful services. Other calculations show far higher losses. Moreover, the United States is estimated to operate at only about 13% useful-energy efficiency, up from 10%. Even in Japan, a worldw ...
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Supermarket retrofit for zero energy consumption (LIFEZEROSTORE)

Start date: Jul 1, 2013, End date: Jun 30, 2017,

Background The retail sector is a vital part of the European economy. Recent figures cited by the European Commission show that retail services contribute €454 billion to the EU economy, which equates to 4.3% of total EU GDP. The sector also employs around 18.6 million people. Including the wider wholesale and distribution sectors, the total contributio ...
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The main aim of this project is to support the sustainable delivery of non-food biomass feedstock at local, regional and pan European level through developing strategies, and roadmaps that will be informed by a “computerized and easy to use” toolset (and respective databases) with update harmonized datasets at local, regional, national and pan European level for EU27, western Balkans, Turkey and U ...
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The objective of the WINDTRUST project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of innovative and more reliable solutions for multi MW wind turbines in order to improve the competitiveness of wind energy technologies. The selected components of the wind turbine are the rotor (specifically the blade), power electronics (specifically the converter) and Control and communication syste ...
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The overall aim of this program is to improve technologies and biological tools for conversion of wastes that are abundantly discharged in EU, by eco-friendly and eco-efficient production of high added values bioproducts such as ligno-cellulolytic enzymes, fuel ethanol (EtOH), polylactic acid (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). One of the main objectives is enlarging the patrimony of microbes ...
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Small Wind Turbine for Urban Environments (WINDUR)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: May 31, 2016,

As SMEs in the supply chain of small Wind Turbines (WTs), we have identified an excellent opportunity in the urban submarket. The Small Wind market mainly corresponds to turbines installed in rural and isolated areas. Nevertheless, Urban is by far the largest potential market, as 80% of European population lives in cities and the EU Directive 2010/31/EU on Energy Performance of Buildings requires ...
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Logistics for Energy Crops' Biomass (LOGISTEC)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

Cost-efficient, environmental-friendly and socially sustainable biomass supply chains are urgently needed to achieve the 2020 targets of the Strategic Energy Technologies-Plan of the European Union, which are likely to be impeded by the potential scarcity of lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture. Innovative techniques for crop management, biomass harvesting and pre-treatment, storage and transp ...
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The overall objective of SOLARROK is to deepen the transnational cooperation between leading European research-driven clusters in the Photovoltaic (PV) sector. To gain a competitive position and to foster industrial innovation, EU research infrastructures require more and more resources: multidisciplinary competencies, investments for technical equipments, skilled human resources, and strong links ...
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WindScanner.eu - The European WindScanner Facility (WINDSCANNER)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2015,

The future high rate of deployment of renewable energy will require a substantial increase in the installed wind power capacity towards 2020 and beyond, in fact this demand corresponds approximately to the installation of one large turbine every hour for the next decade. This is a substantial “grand challenge” as outlined in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) from 2009, which is the t ...
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Torrefaction is considered worldwide as a promising key technology for boosting large-scale implementation of bioenergy. It involves heating biomass in the absence of oxygen to a temperature of 200 to 320 °C. As a result, the biomass looses all its moisture and becomes easy to grind and water resistant, which reduces the risk of spontaneous ignition and biological degradation and permits outdoor s ...
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EERA Design Tools for Offshore Wind Farm Cluster (EERA-DTOC)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) together with some high-impact industry partners addresses the call proposing an integrated and validated design tool combining the state-of-the-art wake, yield and electrical models available in the consortium, as a plug-in architecture with possibility for third party models. To decrease uncertainties around wind farm wake predictions, a small measur ...
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ENERMASS répond à la problématique d'absence de cluster entrepreneurial à périmètre SUDOE sur la thématique de la valorisation énergétique de la biomasse (chaîne de la bioénergie), avec comme corollaire une valorisation inégale des déchets dans les PME, une moindre cohérence industrielle (déchets versus produits nobles) et une moindre innovation dans les solutions proposées par les entreprises du ...
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PROVALUE est la suite du projet VALUE approuvé dans le cadre du deuxième appel à projets. L'objectif de PROVALUE est de corriger le faible taux de traitement et de valorisation des déchets du territoire SUDOE par rapport aux autres pays européens.Face à cette problématique, le projet PROVALUE compte élargir l'utilisation des connaissances issues du projet VALUE et étend son utilisation à un tissu ...
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Debido a las previsiones al alza de la demanda energética, las microalgas están siendo promovidas como una fuente ideal de bioenergía porque no compiten con los cultivos destinados a alimentación humana y animal y pueden potencialmente producir más rendimiento. Las algas tienen un elevado potencial bioenergético porque pueden ser utilizadas para la obtención de biodiesel y etanol o biogás. No obst ...
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Wind Resource Assessment Audit and Standardization (WAUDIT)

Start date: Oct 1, 2009, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

"The objective of WAUDIT is the generation of a pool of researchers, in the field of wind resource assessment, in order to support the technological development of wind energy as one of the fastest growing industries worldwide (annual increase rate of 20%). The scientific motivation of the project is grounded on current state-of-the-art at industrial level. A technical audit to industry provides t ...
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El objetivo del proyecto es identificar, experimentar, validar y difundir tecnologías de tratamiento y valorización de residuos en PYMES de actividades productivas de transformación de vegetales del SUDOE. El proyecto pretende, mediante la transferencia de tecnologías y metodologías de valorización de residuos, la obtención y aplicación de compuestos de interés para la mejora tecnológica de alimen ...
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The BIOCLUS objective is to boost the regional competitiveness and growth in five European cluster regions: Wielkopolska (Poland), Slovakia, Western Macedonia (Greece), Navarre (Spain) and Central Finland. The project promotes collaboration and integration and supports the sustainable development of research related communities by • Promoting expertise competence at the cluster and consortium leve ...
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To develop a production method for manufacturing of optical lenses with micro structured surface and extreme high precision of details in large format. The Developed Product shall be utilized to improve the efficiency of Solar collectors. The primary target is the Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) market. Today the CPV manufacturer use concentrating optics made from PMMA (Acrylic) or silicon on glas ...
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