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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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According to the Integrated Roadmap of the Set-plan, and to reach the new EU target of 27% of renewable energies in 2030, there is the need to rapidly expand the use of all renewable energy sources in Europe to accelerate the fight against global climate change. This requires the acceleration of development of new options that are emerging today, particularly, technologies that solve the key issue ...
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Hybrid Materials for Artificial Photosynthesis (HyMAP)

Start date: 01 Jul 2015, End date: 30 Jun 2020,

HyMAP aims to develop a new generation of multifunctional hybrid photocatalysts and solar photoreactor which would allow the exploitation of at least the 1 % of the sunlight energy for the CO2 photoreduction using water as electron donor. This will imply a CO2 conversion in the range of 12 to 35 Ton/y•ha, depending on product distribution, which represents at least a 20-fold improvement over the s ...
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Liquid hydrocarbon fuels are ideal energy carriers for the transportation sector due to their exceptionally high energy density and most convenient handling, without requiring changes in the existing global infrastructure. Currently, virtually all renewable hydrocarbon fuels originate from biomass. Their feasibility to meet the global fuel demand and their environmental impact are controversial. I ...
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High deployment of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies is expected in the near term in the EU to decarbonize energy and transport sectors. The idea is to generate vast amounts of green hydrogen from the expected surplus of renewable energy sources (implemented policies are going towards 65% of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2050) to be used in transport (moving fuel cell electric ve ...
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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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The present project is aimed to the development of a multi-step process for the production of second-generation biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass in a cost-efficient way through the use of tailored nanostructured catalysts. The proposed process is based on the cascade combination of three catalytic transformations: catalytic pyrolysis, intermediate deoxygenation and hydrodeoxygenation. The seq ...
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The introduction of new ionic moieties (cations and anions) into polymers is giving rise to a new family of functional polymers with particular properties and new applications which is provoking a RENAISSANCE of the chemistry and applications of classic polyelectrolytes. However, further developments and a better understanding of the properties and applications of innovative polyelectrolytes are ...
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Concentrated Solar Power in Particles (CSP2)

Start date: 01 Dec 2011, End date: 30 Nov 2015,

The CSP2 project puts forward an alternative heat transfer fluid (HTF) for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. We propose to use dense gas-particle suspensions -DPS- (approximately 50% of solid) in tubes as HTF; these tubes set in a bundle constitute the solar absorber (receiver), placed at the top of a central receiver CSP system. This new HTF behaves like a liquid although it permits to exte ...
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SmartHG will develop economically viable Intelligent Automation Software services gathering real-time data about energy usage from residential homes and exploiting such data for intelligent automation pursuing two main goals: minimise energy usage and cost for each home, support the Distribution Network Operator (DNO) in optimising operation of the grid. SmartHG rests on the following four pillars ...
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The overall objective of the TCSPower project is to realise a new, efficient, reliable and economic thermochemical energy storage (TCS) for concentrated solar power plants which has the capability to contribute significantly to further cost reduction of regenerative electricity production. This will be achieved by applying reversible gas-solid reactions. Dissociation of calcium hydroxide is used f ...
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Towards the optimization of hydrogen production by nitrogenase (TOHPN)

Start date: 01 Oct 2008, End date: 30 Sep 2014,

In nature, molecular hydrogen is produced by the hydrogenase and the nitrogenase enzymes. Nitrogenase reduces dinitrogen to ammonia and, in this process, it evolves hydrogen. Nitrogenase and hydrogenase are oxygen-sensitive enzymes. We chose to optimize a hydrogen production system based on nitrogenase for four reasons: some organisms carrying nitrogenase simultaneously perform photosynthesis and ...
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The ADEL project (ADvanced ELectrolyser for Hydrogen Production with Renewable Energy Sources) proposes to develop a new steam electrolyser concept named Intermediate Temperature Steam Electrolysis (ITSE) aiming at optimizing the electrolyser life time by decreasing its operating temperature while maintaining satisfactory performance level and high energy efficiency at the level of the complete sy ...
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Energy storage is recognised as a key element for energy networks in the near future. Regarding short-term power delivery and high duty cycle applications, such as stabilization of grids, traction networks and drive-trains of hybrid or full-electric vehicles, it is widely accepted that the use of energy storage systems (ESS) can lead to energy savings. This kind of networks needs ESS capable of st ...
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AMAROUT Europe (AMAROUT)

Start date: 02 Mar 2009, End date: 01 Mar 2013,

"AMAROUT Europe is a Project built by the IMDEA institutes with a clear double purpose, on one hand contributing to the development of the European researchers labor market and fostering and consolidating the European Research Area, and on the other turning Madrid into one of the top knowledge generation regions in Europe. The approach foreseen is directed to lead researcher’s career through long ...
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Researchers´ Night in Madrid 2010 (MADRIDRN)

Start date: 01 May 2010, End date: 30 Nov 2010,

The Researchers´ Night in Madrid 2010 is a project to be held in different locations in the Region of Madrid in the framework of the European Researchers´ Night, which involves the main Universities and Research Centres in the Region. It aims at bringing researchers closer to the public and at enhancing the public recognition of scientists, by presenting to the public relevant aspects of their wor ...
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