MARKET UPTAKE OF SOLAR THERMAL ELECTRICITY THROUGH COOPERATION (2017-2020)
MUSTEC aims to explore and propose concrete solutions to overcome the various factors that hinder the deployment of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Southern Europe capable of supplying renewable electricity on demand to Central and Northern European countries. To do so, the project will analyze the drivers and barriers to CSP deployment and renewable energy (RE) cooperation in Europe, identify future CSP cooperation opportunities and will propose a set of concrete measures to unlock the existing potential. To achieve these objectives, MUSTEC will build on the experience and knowledge generated around the cooperation mechanisms and CSP industry developments building on concrete CSP case studies. Thereby we will consider the present and future European energy market design and policies as well as the value of CSP at electricity markets and related economic and environmental benefits. In this respect, MUSTEC combines a dedicated, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary analysis of past, present and future CSP cooperation opportunities with a constant engagement and consultation with policy makers and market participants. This will be achieved through an intense and continuous stakeholder dialogue and by establishing a tailor-made knowledge sharing Network. The MUSTEC consortium consists of nine renowned institutions from six European countries and includes many of the most prolific researchers in the European energy policy community, with very long track records of research in European and nationally funded energy policy research projects.
MUSTEC project is H2020 project, coordinated by CIEMAT, officially started the 1st of October of 2017.
ACTING FOR THE TRANSITION TO A LOW CARBON ECONOMY IN SCHOOLS. DEVELOPMENT OF SUPPORT TOOLS (2016-2019).
ClimACT project aims to support the transition to a low carbon economy in schools and has four main lines of action:
- Develop decision support tools that will assess and identify sustainable solutions for schools, based on intelligent resource management, renewable energy and behavior change
- Generate new business models and new management strategies for schools
- Create educational tools to raise awareness in low-carbon, assisted by information and communication technologies
- Establish a thematic network in the SUDOE region, driven by a Living Lab methodology, which will raise awareness and training and will foster a communication framework between end-users and stakeholders
ClimACT project, coordinated by IST (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa), is currently being drawn up under the priority axis ``Low Carbon Economy`` from Interreg SUDOE program.
Competitive SolAr Power Towers - HORIZON 2020 (2015-2019).
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.The global objective of this project is to increase plant efficiencies and reduce levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) by developing all relevant components that allow implementing an innovative plant configuration. This plant configuration is based on a multi-tower decoupled advanced solar combined cycle approach that not only increases cycle efficiencies but also avoids frequent transients and inefficient partial loads, thus maximizing overall efficiency, reliability as well as dispatchability, all of which are important factors directly related to cost competitiveness on the power market. The ESA Unit of CIEMAT performs the Environmental and socio-economic assessment in WP9.
Development and demonstration of a hybrid CSP-biomass gasification boiler system (2015-2018), collaborative project including EU and MENA region countries funded by the ERA-NET MET program.
The aim of the project is to develop and demonstrate a new solar - biomass hybridization solution. A biomass gasification boiler will be developed and integrated in a CSP prototype. The role of ASE unit of CIEMAT in this project is the estimation of the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the studied prototype.
Sistema integrado de control para el abastecimiento de energía mediante sistemas híbridos en comunidades aisladas de Cuba. Fase II. (2019-2021) -2018/ACDE/000600-, funded by AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo).
Producción sostenible y simbiosis industrial en la Comunidad de Madrid (RETO-PROSOST-2-CM, P2018/EMT4459 (2019-2022), funded by Community of Madrid.
NUEVO CONCEPTO DE GENERACIÓN PORTÁTIL DE ENERGÍA BASADO EN HIDRÓGENO Y PILA DE COMBUSTIBLE ULTRALIGERA Y DE ALTA DENSIDAD DE POTENCIA (2015-2019)
E-LIG-E aims to demonstrate the use of a portable fuel cell in the range of 1W to 100W of power based on stored hydrogen. The activities will include the development of a high-density, ultra-lightweight polymer cell (PEM type) with a new concept in electrode design. It will also be integrated in a portable application that will serve as demonstrator of the operation of the battery.
A full Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and a socio-economic impact assessment will be carried out, which will allow to know the viability of the initial manufacturing and commercialization within the framework of competition with technologies currently available for portable electricity production.
The project is being funded by the Spanish R+I program and is coordinated by the Fuel Cells Unit of CIEMAT. The ASE Unit of CIEMAT is responsible for the LCA and socioeconomic impact assessment.
Advanced and Sustainable Developments for Efficient Road Pavement Rehabilitation Techniques (2015-2019), funded by the program CIEN of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Repara 2.0 project is aimed to develop new technologies and methodologies to support roads asset management making feasible the preservation and maintenance of any type of road pavements with a lower economic and environmental impact, improving their resilience to climate change. CIEMAT will cooperate with the company SOLID FOREST in the evaluation of the environmental consequences of the implementation of these new technologies using Life Cycle Assessment methodology.
ALGATEC-CM : Desarrollo de tecnología avanzadas de microalgas para una economía circular (2019-2022), funded by Community of Madrid (Spain) [Ayudas para la realización de Programas de Actividades de I+D entre Grupos de Investigación de la Comunidad de Madrid en Tecnologías, cofinanciado con Fondos Estructurales]