CO-COOL: Low-carbon cooling technologies keep spaces comfortable in a sustainable way [Grant 101007976]

[Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020; Topic: MSCA-RISE-2020 – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange]

This CO-COOL RISE project assembles an international, interdisciplinary consortium from 12 research institutions and 5 industrial companies to collectively accelerate the cooling technology development and deployment, with complementary expertise/skills including composite solids, phase change materials (PCMs), complex fluids, process intensification (heat and mass transfer), cold thermal storage, refrigeration systems, as well as techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle assessment (LCA), marketing analysis, and entrepreneurship skills.

One of the key challenges to overcome is the intermittent way in which renewable energy is generated, as well as the fluctuations in end-user demand. To address this, the consortium will be developing cold thermal energy storage technologies that can maximise the use of renewable energy and also cheap off-peak electricity.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programs under the project CO-COOL (101007976).