Detail Project and Funding

Integrating National Research Agendas on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes

INSHIP

Funded by: Commissione Europea  Calls: H2020-LCE-2016-2017
Start date: 2017-01-01  End date: 2020-12-31
Total Budget: EUR 2.858.798,75  INO share of the total budget: EUR 10.000,00
Scientific manager: Pedro Horta   and for INO is: Fontani Daniela

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS- CIEMAT
CNRS CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
COMMISSARIAT A L‘ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT – UND RAUMFAHRT EV (DLR).
ENEA – AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMI
ETH – Zurich Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich Zurich – Switzerland
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
FUNDACION CENER
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia
THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE LIMITED
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Università degli Studi di Firenze
Università di Napoli “Federico II”

other INO’s people involved:
Jafrancesco David

Abstract: 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 requiring interference with existing heat production systems, heat distribution networks or even heat consuming processes – Solar thermal potential is mainly identified for new industrial capacity in outside Americas and Europe. In this context, INSHIP aims at the definition of a ECRIA engaging major European research institutes with recognized activities on SHIP, into an integrated structure that could successfully achieve the coordination objectives of: more effective and intense cooperation between EU research institutions; alignment of different SHIP related national research and funding programs, avoiding overlaps and duplications and identifying gaps; acceleration of knowledge transfer to the European industry, to be the reference organization to promote and coordinate the international cooperation in SHIP research from and to Europe, while developing coordinated R&D TRLs 2-5 activities with the ambition of progressing SHIP beyond the state-of-the-art through: an easier integration of low and medium temperature technologies suiting the operation, durability and reliability requirements of industrial end users; expanding the range of SHIP applications to the EI sector through the development of suitable process embedded solar concentrating technologies, overcoming the present barrier of applications only in the low and medium temperature ranges; increasing the synergies within industrial parks, through centralized heat distribution networks and exploiting the potential synergies of these networks with district heating
and with the electricity grid.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Solar Collectors Laboratory

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