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The main aim of CREATE is to develop and demonstrate a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials (TCMs), that enables economically affordable, compact and loss-free storage of heat in existing buildings.

The CREATE technology is a compact thermal energy storage system for the buildings sector. It will be the game changer in the transformation of our existing building stock towards near-zero energy buildings. The project will release the full potential of renewable energy by enabling effective integration of heat storage into Europe’s building stock.

Objectives

The buildings sector accounts for the largest share of energy consumption (Europe wide approx. 37%). As two third of the building stock in 2050 is made up of currently existing buildings, the solution should be realized with the current building stock. The CREATE project aims to tackle this challenge by developing a compact heat storage module. This “heat battery” allows for better use of available renewable energy sources in two ways:

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The heat battery targets three breakthrough elements

Economical affordability

for the existing building stock we will reach at least a reduction of 15% of the net energy consumption with a potential Return-On-Investment shorter than 10 years

Compactness

novel high-density materials will be used in order to limit the use of the available space to a maximum of 2.5 m3 thermochemical material

No heat losses during storage

this is an intrinsic material property of thermochemical storage technology, thereby enabling long-term storage

CREATE will target the following sub-objectives

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Latest news


5th CREATE project newsletter released


31 Jul 2018

FENIX TNT has just released the fifth CREATE newsletter summarazing the progress of the last 6 months. Subscribe or download on our website. Enjoy!

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TESSe2b Conference


09 Aug 2018

CREATE project will be part of the TESSe2b Conference: “Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings“. An integrated solution for residential building energy storage by solar and geothermal resources” which will be held within the “ENERGY in BUILDINGS” Conference on 3rd November 2018 in Athens, Greece.
“ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an International Conference that will take place for the seventh consecutive year. It brings together Engineers, Architects, Academics and Professionals of different disciplines and other stakeholders who contribute to and advance the state of art of the built environment.
We will keep you updated.


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