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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:
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.
75 engineers and technicians
€15 million in investment
1,500 sq. m 5ha of prototypes
Around 50 industrial partners
60 patents, 15 patents applications per year
Grenoble, Chambéry and Cadarache
Buildings & Energy
Hydrogen Production & Storage
Large Surface Printed Electronics
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.