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.


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:


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


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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CREATE at BUDMA Fair in Poland

26 Feb 2018

Fenix team represented CREATE project at BUDMA Fair in Poznan, Poland, 30.1.-2.2.2018. BUDMA is the largest construction fair in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe with more than 800 exhibitors from all over the world. It´s a unique opportunity to introduce new products to wide public and a rich source of latest market information. The CREATE was presented via stand, roll-up, video, and brochures.

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