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Micro-Cogeneration

Events

From Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 5, 2017, the North of Italy become a cutting-edge showcase of green thinking at the Green Week, promoted by VeneziePost, Università degli Studi di Trento, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fondazione Edmund Mach, MUSE-Museo delle Scienze e Trentino Sviluppo.

FBK is organizing the panel "Alternative fuels in the near future mobility." Luigi Crema participate as scientific coordinator of the Italian Hydrogen Mobility Plan.

ARES participate with the project STAR at the two days meeting of the ITPAR Scientific Committee inside the India – Trento Program for Advanced Research ITPAR III (2012-2015)

Luigi Crema has been invited to present research activities of the ARES unit at the 3rd Dresden Conference "Energy in Future"

1 NIGHT, 300 CITIES IN EUROPE!
Demos, workshops, coffee and scientific aperitifs, speed-dating with the researchers, debates and flash talk, and more! To learn about the research and its thirty actors: ordinary people with an extraordinary job!

Sustainable Places 2015 is an annual event focusing on Energy Efficiency at building, distric and city levels.

This seminar organized by ARES research unit will present the first renewable energy hybrid system as a leading example demonstrating the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source.

FBK will participate at the Set Plan Conference 2014 contributing with his vision in the energy domain.

ARES will be at the italian Energy Summit entitled "Europa Domani - Quale Energia per il futuro?" with an invited presentation about the research activity carried on in FBK in the energy domain, and in particular on distributed energy systems.

ARES will participate at the Open Innovation Forum in Moscow (Russia) to promote the CSP technology developed inside the project DiGeSPo.

ARES will participate at the Technology Workshop on Solar Process Heat for Industry, organized in the framework of the joint task of IEA SHC Task 49 and Solar Paces IV on “Solar Heat Integration in Industrial Processes”.

ARES will be at WREC 2014 Conference with the paper entitled "SOLAR-BIOMASS SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED MEDIUM-SIZE COGENERATION APPLICATIONS: PLANT’S OPERATION STRATEGY VALIDATION AND CONTROL ASSESSMENT".

Main activities

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is a technology that produces electricity by concentrating sunlight onto a small area. A major advantage of the CSP plants is that they generate power reducing carbon dioxide emissions, especially during grid peak demand. By this way, CSP can potentially displace the use of fossil fuel plants that emit the greenhouse gases that causes climate change. Nowadays, large-scale research efforts are necessary to improve performances of CSP technology, in order to reduce technology development costs and foster a global market penetration, making this technology profitable and compatible as an alternative source of clean energy.

A smart building is a new way to build and manage our homes in order to make them more efficient and sustainable, integrated with renewable energy sources locally available in a reliable and secure way. It is fundamental to address this sector improving our buildings in environmental and sustainability profiles. At the same time, it is important the promotion of new models of interaction and the creation of awareness in our communities regarding energy saving methodologies: working together with households, schools, companies, governments and no-profit organisations we could create smart communities able to educate each citizen to use less energy, reducing energy bills and contributing to improve the environment.

News

ARES attend the two days kick-off meeting of the INSHIP project in Brussels (Belgium).

Welcome to the 5th edition of the BRICKER newsletter

ARES attend the two days STAGE STE IRP project meeting in Freiburg (Germany) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

ARES participate at the two days meeting of the ITPAR Scientific Committee inside the India – Trento Program for Advanced Research ITPAR III (2012-2015)

ARES is featured in the 3th Newsletter from BRICKER Project

The Scientific publisher ELSEVIER has recently released usage data about two of ARES pubblications for the year 2014.

Luigi Crema, head of ARES Unit, is intervied on the role played by Ares Unit in BRICKER Project

ARES attend the consultation board on H2020 Energy Project, organized by ENEA in Rome.

ARES will participate at the Set Plan Conference 2014 contributing with his vision in the energy domain.

Welcome to this second issue of the BRICKER project newsletter

ARES attend the two days EDEN Project Meeting in Treviso (Italy) to discuss the progress of the project and to plan future activities.

Welcome to this first edition of the BRICKER project newsletter. Its purpose is to reach out to all those who have an interest in pushing down energy consumption in the built environment.

ARES attend the meeting, focused to check if the project is on track to achieve its objectives.

Last week the BRICKER consortium launched the new website, designed to provide a platform for dissemination and exchange on retrofit solutions applied to non-residential public buildings.

Projects

INSHIP aims at the definition of a European Common Research and Innovation Agenda (ECRIA) engaging the major European research institutes with relevant and recognized activities on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP) in order to foster the development and production of these technologies in the industrial sector.

The project BRICKER has the objective of reducing energy consumption in public buildings by 50%. It will call on the cutting-edge expertise of partners from 6 European countries. These include technological SMEs, research organisations, construction companies, public bodies and a media agency. BRICKER will deliver innovative retrofitting solutions and demonstrate these in three real settings chosen for their potential for replication. They are located in Belgium, Spain and Turkey.

FBK – ARES will provide a contribution for the realization of the MIT – MEL connected home that became a demonstration site for innovative energy technologies and systems

MISTICO will develop a new system of m-CHP based on hybrid CPV (Concentrated Photo Voltaic) systems to improve the overall efficiency of a CPV cell by the application of new materials and new technological layout.

The DiGeSPo project aims to research and build a modular micro Combined Heat and Power (m-CHP) system based on innovative Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Stirling engine technology. This CSP m-CHP unit will provide electrical power, heating and cooling for single and multiple domestic dwellings and other small commercial, industrial and public buildings.

BioDomUs has the objective to develop a demonstrative domestic unit for the cogeneration of electrical and thermal power from domestic stoves.

SolTec realize a new concept of solar driven cooling/heating machine based on a double adsorption/desorption cycle for heating and cooling of households.

Tools and facilities

This laboratory is equipped for the management of electrical and thermal power generation.
It is organized in two different working space: the first is dedicated for electrical generation and combustion and the second dedicated to thermal energy generation and storage.