News

Progress on the thermal storage

A prototype of TES (Thermal Energy Storage) is being designed for later tests at CEA, on two experimental facilities, with different Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) -pressurized water and thermal oil- and operating ranges. Several heat exchangers designs have been considered, using parallel or concentric tubes,… Read More »Progress on the thermal storage

Halfway through the project

The Horizon 2020 project FRIENDSHIP reached the halfway milestone this month and for the occasion the whole consortium met in Sweden for a two-day event. The meeting started with the projection of the film: “Our Planet: Our Business” by David Attenborough, to remind about the… Read More »Halfway through the project

Publication on nanofluids!

FRIENDSHIP project is pleased to announce that our newest paper about nanofluids is now published online in the journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. The paper, written by SINTEF Energy Research and CEA, is based on the research work on the use of nanofluids as heat-transfer… Read More »Publication on nanofluids!

More on the heat pump concepts

As explained here, the initial concepts about the heat pump and its integration into SHIP200 are being investigated. Also, evaluations of different heat pump concepts, component, and system TRL level and cost have been performed. Furthermore, Modelica was used for detailed investigation of both design… Read More »More on the heat pump concepts

Publication on absorber coatings!

FRIENDSHIP project is glad to announce the publication of a scientific article on absorber coatings, written by our partner Kemijski inštitut – National Institute of Chemistry. The paper is related to the research work on the development of the spectrally selective absorber coatings and refers… Read More »Publication on absorber coatings!

News from the solar fields!

The integration of the PTC and Fresnel solar fields into the whole FRIENDSHIP solution is progressing at a good pace! The BoP (Balance of Plant), P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram), and BOM (Bill of Materials) for the different types of collectors, as well as the… Read More »News from the solar fields!

Ejector, nanofluids and heat pump: read FRIENDSHIP’s latest publications!

This month, our consortium has released three scientific works available in open-access: one article in a specialized journal and two public deliverables. The article, Choked liquid flow in nozzles: Crossover from heterogeneous to homogeneous cavitation and insensitivity to depressurization rate, compares two theoretical methodologies, based… Read More »Ejector, nanofluids and heat pump: read FRIENDSHIP’s latest publications!