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Published on 18 January 2022

​Thermal Systems

Producing, Storing and Using Thermal Energy

This platform is larger and more diverse in scope than any other thermal energy R&D facility in Europe. The platform develops technologies for thermal energy, from energy harvesting and storage (for different time horizons), and solutions for using thermal energy in industrial facilities or urban heat networks.

The platform conducts research and development in: 

  • Heat exchangers: performance, heat-shock, and fouling testing
  • Thermal storage: sensible water, sensible oil-rock, latent with phase-change materials, thermochemical

  • Heat converters: NH3 absorbers, Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), effluent treatment, heat pumps

Different-sized equipment and testing loops allow users to complete testing from laboratory scale up to pilot scale.



icone1.jpg75 engineers and technicians

icone2.jpg €15 million in investment

icone3.jpg 1,500 sq. m 5ha of prototypes

Around 50 industrial partners

60 patents, 15 patents applications per year

Grenoble, Chambéry and Cadarache