The symposium “Colloque du Pôle Cristal” took place in Dinan on 7th November 2023. Organized every year by the Pole Cristal, with the support of the International Institute of Refrigeration and of the Carnot Institute, the meeting brought together more than 100 players from the… Read More »FRIENDSHIP at the symposium “Colloque du Pôle Cristal” 2023
Solar heat for industrial processes
FRIENDSHIP last public deliverable on Environmental Mitigation Potential has been released. In the report, SINTEF assessed the integration and environmental mitigation potential of the solutions for solar heat integration in industrial processes developed in FRIENDSHIP. The assessments are carried out on 4 facilities partnering in… Read More »FRIENDSHIP deliverable on Environmental Mitigation Potential is on air!
The 26th International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) took place in Paris from 21st to 25th August 2023 with around 1 000 participants. Organized by the Association Française du Froid (AFF) and held every four years, this is the world’s largest gathering of scientists and professionals… Read More »FRIENDSHIP at the International Congress of Refrigeration 2023
During Sustainable Places Conference 2023, the two sister projects, ASTEP and FRIENDSHIP, had a joint workshop entitled “Solar Energy in Industrial Processes: how to meet the expectations of the European Commission”. The two projects showed their development of industrial solutions with limited installation, maintenance, and operation requirements. In addition, the… Read More »ASTEP-FRIENDSHIP joint workshop
Even this year, FRIENDSHIP delegation joined the Sustainable Places Conference, held both online and in Madrid (Spain) from 14th to 16th June 2023. For the fourth time, FRIENDSHIP was presented at the Renewable Heating and Cooling workshop where Anouk Muller, engineer at CEA, gave an… Read More »FRIENDSHIP at Sustainable Places 2023
During Sustainable Places Conference 2023, the two sister projects, ASTEP and FRIENDSHIP, will exchange on their experiences in a workshop dedicated to Solar Energy in Industrial Processes In the framework of the call H2020 LC-SC3-RES-7-2019 dedicated to Solar Energy in Industrial Processes, the European Commission gives support to two projects,… Read More »Invitation to our workshop about Solar Energy In Industrial Processes
On 21-23 March 2023, the French energy transition exhibition « BePositive » took place in Lyon, France. This is a national event in the energy and sustainable building sector with 4 exhibition sectors: new energy systems, energy in buildings, building solutions and wood energy. During… Read More »FRIENDSHIP presented at « BePositive »
In the past months, CEA worked on the prototype of TES (Thermal Energy Storage) to integrate into FRIENDSHIP solution. So far CEA selected and characterized the Phase Change Material (PCM) and finalized the design of the prototype. Several heat exchanger designs were considered, using parallel… Read More »Ongoing manufacturing of the Thermal Energy Storage
After investigating numerically, the different GAX (Generator-Absorber heat eXchange) cycles for absorption cooling at -20°C and -40°C from solar heat, a prototype was designed for typical FRIENDSHIP operating temperatures. This prototype was designed to meet at cold demand at -20°C using solely environmentally friendly refrigerants… Read More »Prototype of the absorption chiller under testing
In the last months, SINTEF developed a lubrication free turbo-compressor for the steam heat pump of the FRIENDSHIP system. The designed compressor prototype allows temperature lifts of up to 30 Kelvin in a single stage compression and was dimensioned to a capacity range of around… Read More »Compressor Prototype For The Heat Pump Is Installed!