14-07-2017 - Emphasis on innovation in the annual conference of European Energy Week


From the 19th to 25th of June 2017 the events of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017) took place in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe, gathering around 3000 participants, entrepreneurs, representatives of public institutions, state and local government institutions, including from the Riga Energy Agency.

Among the wide range of the events of  the EUSEW-2017 we would like to point out the session “Innovation in the Renewable Heating and Cooling sector” organized by the European Innovation and Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP)  on 21 June when among others, the presentation on the innovative research project UTES - "Deep high temperature thermal storage in the Geneva Basin" was presented by Luca Guglielmeti (University of Geneva).
There were the following flash presentations on innovative projects in the RHC-sector:
Pilot scale torrefaction of local biomass residues (Torplant);
CoolHeating - Market uptake of smallmodular renewable district heating and cooling grids for communities;
Deep High Temperature Heat Storage in the Geneva Basin;
Solar District Heating and actions from policy to market (SDHp2m): switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy;
Cold thermal energy storage with vacuum ice slurry.

These six innovative projects in the area of RHC were presented. The agenda was carefully selected after a call for innovative projects was launched earlier this year. The relevant Steering Committees of the RHC-ETIP selected the winning projects per technology categories based on the information provided in the application form. More info here.

The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pumps sectors - including related industries such as District Heating and Cooling, Thermal Energy Storage and Hybrid Systems - to define a common Research, Development and Innovation strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.

Presentations (12.5 Mb) (.zip)