The PUMP-HEAT (Performance Untapped Modulation for Power and Heat via Energy Accumulation Technologies), under the EU HORIZON 2020 Framework, focuses on the management of rejected heat from thermal power plants.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • The development of an integrated and flexibility oriented Combined Cycle Balance of Plant concept.
  • The development of advanced heat exchangers.
  • The utilization of phase-changing materials (PCM) in thermal energy storage systems and Tesla turboexpander configurations.
  • The demonstration of the overall Combined Cycle layouts.