H-DisNet - Intelligent Hybrid Thermo-Chemical District Networks
“Heating and cooling consumes half of the EU’s energy. Developing a strategy to make heating and cooling more efficient and sustainable is a priority for the Energy Union […]. Heating and cooling and electricity systems can support each other in the effort to decarbonise. It is essential to recognise the links between them and exploit synergies” [An EU Strategy on Heating and Cooling, 16.02.2016].
Conventional district heating and cooling systems combine these synergies by distributing heat generated from a centralized location including residual heat to remote users. However they need to be more efficient, intelligent and cheaper integrating multiple efficient generation sources, bringing down heat distribution losses and integrating storage systems.
The H-DisNet project contributes to next-generation of district energy networks developing the innovative thermo-chemical (TC) network technology. The technology exploits the high chemical potential of absorption processes for loss-free transport and storage of energy potential.
The technology will be applied to form an intelligent district network with thermal, electric and gas networks.
H2020-EU.3.3.1. (Reducing energy consumption and carbon foorpint by smart and sustainable use)
June 2016 to December 2019, EU contribution €2.009.697