CONTRACT No, TREN/04/FP6EN/S07.31101/503138
Renewable micro-CHP systems are a combination of micro-CHP technology (which, at present, are mainly powered by non-renewable fossil fuels (e.g. natural gas)) and renewable energy technology, such as biomass digestion systems or solar concentrators. The integration of renewable energy sources (RES) with micro-CHP allows for the development of sustainable energy systems with the potential for high market penetration; a cost-effective and reliable heat and electricity supply; and a highly beneficial environmental and economical impact on a pan-European scale. This co-ordination action intends to bring together industrial specialists and research experts to focus entirely on renewable micro-CHP technology. It will co-ordinate and steer research in this field and highlight the most promising technologies with the highest potential for market penetration in existing and future market conditions.
Principal outputs will be:
· A comprehensive state of the art and market review
· Mapping of current research activities and centres of excellence
· Expert group meetings to co-ordinate key areas of current research
· A report recommending the future direction of European research
· An analysis of potential links between micro-CHP and other RES
· A technology transfer/training programme, to spread best practice
· Targeted dissemination of the project’s results
· Stimulation and commercialisation as well as further RTD
The CA will stimulate further development in the field, focus research, minimise duplication of effort, and help to transfer cutting-edge technology from research institutions to industry. The global aim is to inspire the development of energy systems that can produce all the heat and electrical needs for a single dwelling. This will aid in the development of a sustainable energy infrastructure, reduce harmful environmental emissions, and allow natural resources to be used in a more economical and ecologically sound manner.
The EU-Project MicroCHeaP is targeting all aspects of small co-generation technologies (< 100 kW). Within the project all information is garthered on the European research and technology scene such as equipment, research, industrial products and projects.
The moste important results of MicroCheaP:
- A market overview covering all available technologies
- Mapping and coordination of research activities
- Expert meetings
- A report with suggestions for further research in Europe
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you will find all background information to the project in english language.