ENERGY

Eurecat puts its knowledge and technologies to work with business in the energy industry value chain to develop new products, processes and innovation solutions

 

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    Contact

    Joan Recasens

    Business Development Manager – Energy

    Tel. +34 628 84 85 68
    joan.recasens[at]eurecat.org

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    Jesús Boschmonart

    Head of Business Development – Green Cities & Industries Team

    Tel. +34 682 930 194
    jesus.boschmonart[at]eurecat.org

    Eurecat’s Energy sector is a strategic partner specialising in various energy industry areas from generation to end use. We raise productivity indicators by conducting R&D and innovation projects designed to transfer knowledge to innovate in materials, processes, products and technological solutions

    Services

    Renewable energies

    • Photovoltaic solar energy: system design, optimisation and characterisation

    • Solar thermal energy: solar thermal system design, optimisation and characterisation plus developing concentrated solar power systems for thermal energy production

    • Wind energy: wind energy system simulation and efficiency optimisation coupled with component and infrastructure characterisation and design

    • Energy generation forecasting and energy hybridisation

    Decarbonisation and biofuels

    • Research into carbon dioxide capture, storage and use technologies for fuel production and other applications

    • Biomass and biofuels: technologies for biofuel production from a range of sources including biomass, agricultural waste and organic waste

    • Optimising combustion, pyrolysis and gasification processes for producing solid, liquid or gaseous renewable biofuels

    • Developing energy storage and management technologies: using batteries

    Green hydrogen

    • Producing hydrogen using advanced technologies such as electrolysis, plasma and waste gasification

    • Hydrogen transformation, reactor design and implementation

    • Hydrogen storage and transport infrastructures: fuel cells, system modelling, coating development, embrittlement studies, printed stand-alone sensors

    • Hydrogen usage studies for industry and transport in assorted applications including power generation, heating and cooling, mobility and heavy industry

    Energy storage in cities

    • Preliminary studies and benchmarking between battery models

    • Battery development and validation: Battery testing and trials: characterisation, cycling and safety

    • Analysing battery performance under various conditions: real cycles, ageing studies, charging intensities and safety

    • Modelling and simulating battery thermo-chemical performance to support cooling system design

    • Battery second life: assessing the health of a battery for new applications and/or functionalities

    • Battery recycling and recovery of critical materials

    Smart energy management and energy efficiency

    • Optimal energy management and supervision in buildings and facilities and in improving energy efficiency in industrial processes

    • Characterisation and operational forecasting for renewable energy facilities

    • Optimisation and control of heating and cooling equipment operation

    • Artificial intelligence for processing plant and energy infrastructure information

    • Diagnostics and error detection, alert generation and remaining-life calculations for facilities

    • Predictive maintenance for energy facilities

    • Energy efficiency for buildings and NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings)

    • Implementing BMS (Building Management System)

    Energy equipment characterisation, simulation and design

    • Renewable energy component design and optimisation

    • Characterisation and testing of low-powered (<10 kWth) equipment and systems

    • Thermal and mechanical design of thermal equipment and systems (heat exchangers, thermal and thermochemical storage, PCM)

    • Advanced simulation of heat- and mass-transfer processes and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

    Managing electrical equipment and grids

    • Modelling and forecasting energy demand

    • Designing and validating operating strategies for micro-grids

    • Characterisation of energy performance and operation of micro-grid components

    • Optimal design of complex energy production systems and flexibility (multi-energy, multi-equipment, multi-demand, renewables)

    • Developing energy management systems to minimise energy infrastructure operating costs

    • Studies on making equipment immune to grid interruptions and fluctuations

    Robotisation for inspection

    • Autonomous robots and drones for monitoring and inspecting infrastructures: distribution grids, solar plants, onshore and offshore wind farms, etc.

    • Integration of advanced solutions for industrial task automation

    System sustainability assessment

    • Technical, financial and environmental feasibility studies for developing and bringing to market new materials, products and processes

    • Sustainability metrics: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), environmental footprint, carbon footprint, water footprint, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

    • Chemical risk analysis: human health and ecosystems

    • Validating new methods for assessing the environmental impact of pollutants

    • Ecodesign of products and processes

    Technological innovation consultancy and sector training

    • Technology watch, sector trend antennae and competitive intelligence

    • Innovation strategy: Lean management, Industry 4.0 roadmaps, circular economy roadmap

    • Intellectual/industrial property studies

    • Specialised training: Industry 4.0, circular economy, robotics

    Facilities

    Battery laboratory

    Sustainability laboratory

    Outstanding projects

    SOLARADAPT

    Smart active management of solar photovoltaic energy and local usage in flexible electricity grids

    The project’s overarching goal is to research and develop new management and distribution strategies which make it possible to integrate solar photovoltaic power into the energy system

    SMP SOLAR

    Efficient solar plant management and modelling in Chile

    Eurecat’s SMP SOLAR project in Chile consists of developing an innovative solution for efficiently managing photovoltaic solar power plants

    GEOFIT

    Developing innovative systems and technologies to foster renewable energy use

    The GEOFIT project develops innovative and optimised geothermal systems to promote uptake of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the construction sector, mainly in renovation, coupled with implementing advanced inspection methods anchored in a multidisciplinary approach

    PREDALIN

    Developing a new smart predictive maintenance system for street lighting in cities

    The system taps artificial intelligence algorithms and advanced data analytics to integrate multiple information sources in real time, generating predictive recommendations and optimising maintenance tasks based on performance, cost and location criteria

    IDARIA

    Demonstration of using charcoal in treating slurry to enhance its value as a fertiliser

    The project’s specific goals include studying biochar activation processes to step up its adsorption capacity coupled with developing and validating a new application to enhance its value as a fertiliser and remove ammonium from slurry which can be toxic in anaerobic digestion processes

    European projects

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    Hacdos

    Helix

    Solieva

    Low Up

    Sphere

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