The coordination board with the participants collectively constitutes an experienced consortium capable of achieving the BEST−Storage project objectives. BEST−Storage brings into collaboration diverse expertise, engaging a well-balanced multidisciplinary consortium share of:
- Research organizations: TECNALIA, CERTH, TEKNIKER
- Large Companies: GIR (GIROA/VEOLIA)
- Universities: OST, TUB, SUPSI
- Technological specialized small and medium enterprises (SMEs): SOLINTEL, NEWTON, AVAN
- Non-profit Association: EHPA, TREA
The consortium is composed of 12 partners from 7 EU countries and associated countries, as reflected in the figure beside. In the following, there is a brief resume of the main involvement of each participant in the project and their respective commitments.
SOLINTEL M&P SL – SOLINTEL
SOLINTEL is a high-technological SME with more than two decades of experience in the construction and energy sectors developing businesses in the interconnected building-energy value chain. It oversees the coordination of the project and the analysis of the la replication potential of BEST-Storage based on a three-part evaluation approach around the project’s key exploitable results and outcomes from the real, emulated and virtual demo cases.
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION – TECNALIA
TECNALIA is the largest centre of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. TECNALIA’s work will focus on the development of the thermo-chemical storage system for long-time free-loss storage of thermal energy.
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS – CERTH
The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is a leading Research Centre in Greece and in the EU. It is responsible for all fine-tuning of the demo phase of BEST-Storage. In particular, CERTH will be responsible for monitoring & evaluation.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN – TUB
TUB aims to further develop science and technology for the benefit of society, committed to the principle of sustainable development. TUB is responsible to give the technological frame to the project. It will be responsible for the evaluation of the developed technology in a broader context by mapping the application potential of the system in several territorial clusters in Europe.
FUNDACION TEKNIKER – TEKNIKER
TEKNIKER is a technology centre specialising in Advanced Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Product Engineering and ICTs technologies, promoting its transfer to companies. TEKNIKER will oversee the development of a novel cold storage system based on phase change material slurry to provide load shifting and peak shaving.
NEWTON ENERGY SOLUTIONS BV – NEWTON
NEWTON aims to furnish renewable energy and affordable for everyone. For this reason, it is leading the development of sensible heat storage systems that will provide short and mid-term storage capacity for buildings. NEWTON will work on the overall design, manufacturing and integration of the sensible heat storage system with other building systems.
EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION – EHPA
EHPA represents most of the European heat pump industry. In BESTStorage, EHPA will lead WP7 dedicated to dissemination, communication, and capacity building, leveraging its advocacy and capacity building work for the acknowledgement of heat pumps and the thermal systems associated with them, as a key technology to achieve the European Union’s energy savings and climate protection targets.
AVANZARE INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA SL – AVAN
Avanzare provides customers with high-performance nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based solutions. In 2014 Avanzare acquired Ensatec, a European ILAC-ENAC accredited laboratory, which made Avanzare to be specialized in testing, certification and calibration services with the fire testing division, and gave the capacity to issue a wide range of certifications.
MITTETULUNDUSUHING TARTU REGIOONI ENERGIAAGENTUUR – TREA
TREA will be in charge of the real demo case in Estonia. TREA will take the suitable technical solution and find a household and building to test the solution in real-life TRL7 and provide consultancy to owners. After installation, they contribute to the monitoring of results and evaluate suitability and readiness to use solutions in the Estonian market.
GIROA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA – GIR
Giroa-Veolia is a specialist energy and environment management services company of Veolia also dedicated to the maintenance, conservation and adaptation of buildings, installations and complexes of different natures to improve their comfort, performance and security. GIR will be responsible for the design, construction, installation and validation of the novel phase change material storage system to be installed in the TEKNIKER building.
OSTSCHWEIZER FACHHOCHSCHULE – OST
OST is the university of applied sciences for the six cantons of Eastern Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. OST is the technical coordinator of BEST-Storage and the main developer of two key technologies, the TCM and the PCMSCrys slurry storages. Finally, OST will test the PCM-SCrys slurry system in their concise cycle test emulated demo.
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA – SUPSI
As a Swiss University of Applied Sciences, SUPSI is an autonomous organization, and it has a university status with a focus on professional training and applied research. SUPSI oversees the design and production of open-cell cellular ceramic structures for the Absorber/desorber unit.