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1. ANEMOS.PLUS - Advanced Tools for the Management of Electricity Grids with Large-Scale Wind Generation

Project web site: ANEMOS.PLUS
Participants: see ANEMOS.PLUS details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STP
EC contribution: €2,598,296.00
Duration: 01/2008 - 06/2011 (42 months)
Keywords: smart energy networks
Abstract: The FP5 project ANEMOS has successfully developed research on new forecasting techniques for a wide range of end-user requirements. The aim of the ANEMOS.PLUS project is to fully integrate the forecasts and their uncertainty into the management and decision support tools.


2. NANOSTIR - Optimisation of solid biofuel operated Stirling CHP units by means of nano technological coatings

Participants: see NANOSTIR details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STP
EC contribution: €298,269.50
Duration: 01/2008 - 01/2010 (24 months)
Keywords: polygeneration
Abstract: NANOSTIR represents a completely new and highly innovative, alternative polygeneration energy system. It does combine a solid biofuel boiler, a small power range Stirling engine and an absorption cooling machine to a concise and highly potential energy provision system. NANOSTIR significantly reduces former problems of Stirling engines with soiling and slagging of the primary heat exchanger by using solid biofuels by means of the applied nanotechnological coating material.


3. SOLBIOPOLYSY - Biofuel Polygeneration System integrating MSW landfill gas and solar energy

Participants: see SOLBIOPOLYSY details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STP
EC contribution: €2,099,186.00
Duration: 01/2008 - 01/2011 (36 months)
Keywords: polygeneration
Abstract: The BIOPOLYSY project seeks to advance the development of innovative and readily applicable technologies to develop an efficient and competitive polygeneration system based on integration of landfill with solar system, reforming for the syngas production, ICE for electric generation and heating/cooling system for thermal energy requirements satisfaction.


4. TECH4CDM - Selected Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient technologies for CDM opportunities in Latin American Countries

Project web site: TECH4CDM
Participants: see TECH4CDM details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: SSA
EC contribution: €899,094.00
Duration: 01/2008 - 07/2009 (18 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate, promotion
Abstract: The main objective of this project is to realised a thematic promotion of selected RES and Energy Efficient technologies in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Chile optimising the opportunities opened by the Clean Development Mechanism, identifying potential for small and large scale projects with the aim to support developers and EU companies to invest in the region.


5. BITES - Biofuels Technologies European Showcase

Project web site: BITES
Participants: see BITES details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: SSA
EC contribution: €563,344.99
Duration: 12/2007 - 12/2009 (24 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, biofuels, promotion
Abstract: BITES is a pan-European dissemination action for the promotion and uptake of biofuel chains in Europe. The project is promoted by five national associations globally gathering more than 600 members and representing different regions of the EU with the support of a specialised communication agency.


6. BUILD HEALTH - Holistic Energy Conscious and Sustainable Strategies in the Health Care Building Sector

Participants: see BUILD HEALTH details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STP
EC contribution: €1,982,441.50
Duration: 12/2007 - (48 months)
Keywords: energy efficiency, eco-buildings
Abstract: In regions with poor medical facilities climate change could result in situations where large parts of running costs are used to run buildings and less are available for medical treatment. Increased focus on the early design effort provides a huge unexploited potential for improving energy efficiency of the sector.


7. CRISTAL - Control of renewable integrated systems targeting advanced landmarks

Participants: see CRISTAL details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CA
EC contribution: €198,540.00
Duration: 12/2007 - 12/2009 (24 months)
Keywords: smart energy networks
Abstract: The CA is focused on the development of key enabling technologies for distributed / smart energy networks, with high power quality and service security. The technical issues to be coordinated are concerned with solar, wind and micro-hydro systems control in conjunction with compensatory energy storage systems (fuel cells, hydrogen) and connection to the grid.


8. EXHEAT - The Exheat microCHP Turbine System

Participants: see EXHEAT details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STP
EC contribution: €894,400.00
Duration: 12/2007 - 06/2010 (30 months)
Keywords: polygeneration, CHP
Abstract: The project is aimed at demonstrating the market potential of a new microCHP system in real domestic-size polygeneration applications. The Exheat microCHP system is based on the close integration of a boiler with an externally heated microturbine. The system delivers approximately 5 kW of electrical power and 15kW heating.


9. RES BOAT - Thematic promotion and dissemination campaign of project results and best available technologies on the Danube River

Project web site: RES BOAT
Participants: see RES BOAT details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: SSA
EC contribution: €288,733.00
Duration: 12/2007 - 05/2009 (18 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, promotion
Abstract: The project aims at the thematic promotion and dissemination of project results related to renewable energy resources (RES) and to demonstrate the feasibility of new energy technologies. The series of events will be held on a boat - on the "RES BOAT" - during a voyage on the river Danube connecting several Member States and Candidate Countries.


10. SHAPES - Small Hydro Action for the Promotion of Efficient Solutions

Project web site: SHAPES
Participants: see SHAPES details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: SSA
EC contribution: €749,969.00
Duration: 12/2007 - (24 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, hydro, promotion
Abstract: The overall objective of SHAPES is to facilitate and strengthen the co-operation between EU Small Hydropower (SHP) Research and Market actors, with the overall objective of streamlining future research & development and promote R&D results in order to enhance penetration of SHP and know-how with the EU and on new markets in developing countries.

FP7 projects

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1. C-ENERGY + - Connecting Energy NCPs Plus A Pro-Active Network of National Contact Points in the Seventh Framework Programme under the Energy Theme

Project web site: C-ENERGY +
Participants: see C-ENERGY + details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CSA
EC contribution: €999,996.00
Duration: 05/2010 - 04/2013 (36 months)
Keywords: FP7 support, National Contact Points, coordination
Abstract: C-ENERGY+ has the overall objective to reinforce the National Contact Points - NCPs network, broadening NCPs expertises and improving the quality of their services. C-ENERGY+ will involve 21 Energy NCPs as partner from 21 countries plus 29 Energy NCPs as associated partners from 23 countries.


2. BIOWALK4BIOFUELS - Biowaste and Algae Knowledge for the Production of 2nd Generation Biofuels

Project web site: BIOWALK4BIOFUELS
Participants: see BIOWALK4BIOFUELS details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €2,902,000.20
Duration: 04/2010 - 03/2014 (48 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, bioefuels, biowaste
Abstract: Aims : develop an alternative, innovative system for the treatment of biowaste and use of Green Hous Gas (GHG) emissions to produce biofuels, using macroalgae as a catalyser. Objectives : production of a cost-efficient biogas without using cereal crops; optimise production of biogas per amount of biowaste and CO2 used; increase and facilitate the types of biowaste used for biogas production.


3. HESCAP - New generation, High Energy and power density SuperCAPacitor based energy storage system

Project web site: HESCAP
Participants: see HESCAP details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €2,298,764.00
Duration: 04/2010 - 09/2013 (42 months)
Keywords: energy storage, supercapacitors
Abstract: Energy storage is recognised as a key element for energy networks in the near future. The main objective of this project is to develop a new generation high energy supercapacitor based system (HESCAP system), capable of storing ten times more energy than the reported State of the Art SC technology, but keeping the high power density, long life cycle and total capital cost of currently available supercapacitors.


4. BIOCORE - Biocommodity refinery

Project web site: BIOCORE
Participants: see BIOCORE details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €13,920,237.00
Duration: 03/2010 - 02/2014 (48 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, biorefinery, demonstration
Abstract: BIOCORE will create and demonstrate a lignocellulosic biorefinery for sustainable processing of agricultural residues (wheat and rice straws), SRC wood (poplar) and hardwood forestry residues, into 2G biofuels, bulk chemicals, polymers, speciality molecules, heat and power.


5. EUROBIOREF - EUROpean multilevel integrated BIOREFinery design for sustainable biomass processing

Project web site: EUROBIOREF
Participants: see EUROBIOREF details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €23,073,794.00
Duration: 03/2010 - 02/2014 (48 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, biorefinery, demonstration
Abstract: The EuroBioRef concept is an integrated, sustainable and diversified bio-refinery involving all biomass value chain stakeholders. The project attempts to overcome the efforts fragmentation of the entire biomass value chain requiring greater networking, coordination and cooperation among different actors from biochemical and chemical industry, SMEs, scientific knowledge chain, and European organisations.


6. ORECCA - Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action

Project web site: ORECCA
Participants: see ORECCA details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CSA
EC contribution: €1,599,032.56
Duration: 03/2010 - 08/2011 (18 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, ocean energy, wind energy, marine renewable energy (MRE)
Abstract: The objectives of the projects are to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a research roadmap for activities in the context of offshore renewable energy (RE). In particular, the project will stimulate collaboration in research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore RE conversion platforms for wind, wave and other ocean energy resources, for their combined use as well as for the complementary uses.


7. VALORGAS - Valorisation of food waste to biogas

Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €3,485,462.00
Duration: 03/2010 - 08/2013 (42 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, food waste, biofuels
Abstract: Because of the high water content of food waste, energy can only effectively be gained through biochemical conversion. The research explores the ways in which this energy potential can be realised through effective collection, pre-processing and optimisation of the fuel conversion technology, and considers how integration of these aspects with improving conversion efficiencies can maximise the net energy gains.


8. HIPERDNO - High Performance Computing Technologies for Smart Distribution Network Operation

Project web site: HIPERDNO
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €4,380,060.00
Duration: 02/2010 - 01/2013 (36 months)
Keywords: smart energy networks, ICT technologies
Abstract: This project aims at developing a new generation of distribution network management systems that exploit novel near to real-time high performance computing (HPC) solutions with inherent security and intelligent communications for smart distribution network operation and management.


9. INTEGRIS - INTelligent Electrical Grid Sensor communications

Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €3,398,601.00
Duration: 02/2010 - 07/2012 (30 months)
Keywords: smart energy networks, ICT technologies
Abstract: The INTEGRIS aims at the development of a novel and flexible ICT infrastructure based on a hybrid 'Power Line Communication-wireless integrated communications system' able to completely and efficiently fulfill the communications requirements for the Smart Electricity Networks of the future.


10. SUPRA-BIO - Sustainable products from economic processing of biomass in highly integrated biorefineries

Project web site: SUPRA-BIO
Participants: see SUPRA-BIO details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CP
EC contribution: €12,597,217.00
Duration: 02/2010 - 01/2014 (48 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, biorefinery, demonstration
Abstract: Economic and sustainable production of fuels, chemicals and materials from biomass requires capturing the maximum energy and monetary value from sustainable feedstock. SUPRA-BIO achieves this by focussing on innovative research and development of critical unit operations, by using process intensification to match economic production to the scale of available feedstock and by process integration that provides energy from process waste, optimises utilities to minimise environmental impact and maximises value from the product mix.

All projects

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391. HOP! - HOP! - Macro-economic impact of High Oil Price in Europe

Project web site: HOP!
Participants: see HOP! details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: SSA
EC contribution: €199,680.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2006 (36 months)
Keywords: socio-economics
Abstract: HOP! will provide improved evaluations of the effects of high oil prices on the EU economy, specifically transport and employment. These assessments will include: Reviewing the effects of renewable energy in European supplies; Up-to-date analytical models with feed-back loops responding to immediate past events. It will provide results that enable policy-makers to investigate ‘what if’ questions.


392. IRED - Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation into the European Electricity Grid (IRED)

Project web site: IRED
Participants: see IRED details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CA
EC contribution: €704,000.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2007 (48 months)
Keywords: smart energy networks, coordination
Abstract: The subject of the proposed CA is to extend the existing cluster activities in such a way that a real European added value by mobilising research will be obtained as a major contribution to the ERA. This extension will be realized by the inclusion of forthcoming projects supported by FP6 by national and regional activities.


393. ISCC - Innovative In Situ CO2 Capture Technology for Solid Fuel Gasification (ISCC)

Participants: see ISCC details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STREP
EC contribution: €1,900,000.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2006 (36 months)
Keywords: coal, CCS, CO2 capture
Abstract: The new process technology proposed is based on steam gasification of low rank, high moisture brown coal, which includes the high temperature removal of CO2 by using high temperature efficient sorbent materials. The combination of both, the gasification and the in situ CO2 capture initiates a shift reaction in product gas composition towards H2. The CO2 laden sorbent material has to be regenerated in an additional calcinations step, generating a pure CO2 gas stream for subsequent sequestration. The proposed project aims on exploiting this potential to produce a gas stream in the regeneration process consisting of >95% CO2.


394. MOLYCELL - Molecular Orientation, Low Band Gap Materials and New Hybrid Device Concepts for the Improvement of Plastic Solar Cells (MOLYCELL)

Project web site: MOLYCELL
Participants: see MOLYCELL details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STREP
EC contribution: €2,499,967.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 06/2006 (30 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, photovoltaics nanocrystal / organic hybrid solar cells low cost production
Abstract: The goal of the MOLYCELL is to improve the lifetime and efficiency of organic solar cells. The MOLYCELL project will focus on the development of two types of photovoltaic devices: all-organic solar cells and nanocrystal / organic hybrid solar cells. The consortium will bring together experts from the polymer and dye-sensitized solar cell communities, with expertise in the design and synthesis of organic polymers, low temperature fabrication, and roll-to-roll manufacturing of materials. The cost-target is to reduce future production costs to below €1/WP.


395. NOE-BIOENERGY - Overcoming Barriers to Bioenergy (NOE-BIOENERGY)

Project web site: NOE-BIOENERGY
Participants: see NOE-BIOENERGY details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: NOE
EC contribution: €8,000,000.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2008 (60 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy
Abstract: The Network covers the entire field of bio-energy. In close co-operation with industry, it will analyse the barriers in the bio-energy sector, taking into account the whole biomass utilisation chain. Points studied will be the heterogeneous feedstock base, competing uses of biomass, the complex properties of bio-materials, socio-economic factors related to crop production, technical challenges and economic boundary conditions.


396. RENEW - Renewable fuels for advanced powertrains (RENEW)

Project web site: RENEW
Participants: see RENEW details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: IP
EC contribution: €9,999,211.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2007 (48 months)
Keywords: renewable energy 2nd generation biofuels
Abstract: The main objective of the RENEW project is to research and develop second-generation biofuels for use in modern combustion engines. A wide range of pathways will be studied for the production of road fuels from a broad range of biomass, notably lignocellulosic. A further objective is the assessment of the energy chain, the costs and CO2 emissions, by well-to-tank and LCA analysis. The most promising biofuels will be produced on a pilot scale.


397. WETO-H2 - World Energy Technology Outlook - 2050 (WETO-H2)

Project web site: WETO-H2
Participants: see WETO-H2 details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CA
EC contribution: €394,000.00
Duration: 01/2004 - 12/2005 (24 months)
Keywords: socio-economics
Abstract: The final objective is to produce the pre-print of a reference book presenting a world energy/technology outlook by 2050. In addition to the elaboration of the long term baseline projections, the proposed project will also assess various technological breakthroughs likely to occur in the next 50 years in a context of a high value of the carbon, and evaluate two European strategies toward sustainability.


398. BIO-PRO - New Burner Technologies for Low Grade Biofuels to Supply Clean Energy for Processes in Biorefineries (BIO-PRO)

Participants: see BIO-PRO details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: STREP
EC contribution: €2,174,389.00
Duration: 12/2003 - 02/2007 (39 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, bioenergy, biorefinery combustion
Abstract: The project aims to develop new combustion technologies for bio-residues such as flameless oxidation and continuous air staging. A pilot burner for gaseous and liquid fuels and one for solid fuels will be developed. The burners will be self-adjusting to different fuel qualities.


399. ECOSTAR - European Concentrated Solar Thermal Road-Mapping (ECOSTAR)

Project web site: ECOSTAR
Participants: see ECOSTAR details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CA
EC contribution: €223,129.00
Duration: 12/2003 - 02/2005 (15 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, concentrated solar power (CSP)
Abstract: The major objectives of the ECOSTAR co-ordinating action are: - to identify the European innovation potential with the highest impact on CSP-cost reduction, - to focus the European research activities and the national research programs of the partners involved onto common goals and priorities, - and to broaden its basis of industrial and research excellence, capable to solve the multidisciplinary CSP specific problems.


400. PV SEC - Strengthen the European Photovoltaic Sector and support to establish a PV Technology Platform

Participants: see PV SEC details on the CORDIS web site
Funding scheme: CA
EC contribution: €650,000.00
Duration: 12/2003 - 01/2006 (26 months)
Keywords: renewable energy, photovoltaics communication newsletter
Abstract: The main objectives of the PV Secretariat for the Technology Platform are to provide organisational support within this activity. The activity includes the general administrative co-ordination and organisation of meetings to create the proper environment to ensure the execution of the work within framework of the Technology platform. This involves also the information and communication via a dedicated website and regular newsletters to be distributed to the stakeholders.