Research group TEI has been conducting research on waste heat valorization especially to transform it into electricity through organic Rankine cycle technology (ORC) or to upgrade it to process heat by using heat pumps with special attention for drying processes. Previous symposia (2009-2012-2014-2016) were held around these themes.
Theme of the 2019 symposium is Thermal Storage.
This symposium mainly acts as a dissemination activity at the end of the CORNET project Shortstore (Short term heat or cold storage in industry), executed Jan 2017-June 2019.
Beside, project outline and first deliverables of the H2020 CHESTER project (2018-04-01 to 2022-03-31) will be presented. CHESTER (Compressed Heat Energy Storage for Energy from Renewable Sources) is a P2H2P concept.
Finally, adding thermal energy storage as a way to increase flexibility of energy systems for industrial consumers will be introduced as it will be the subject of a new CORNET project proposal.