for Industry, Solar Thermal, Heat Grids and Power Plants in the temperature range 80-400°C

Thermal energy storages are a key technology for the large scale integration of fluctuating renewable sources and for increasing the energy efficiency of industries and communities. Based on the results of the preliminary research project “StoreITup!” polymer-based-PCM storages will be constructed and tested in laboratory and operational environment. The storages are expected to be industrially producable and economically viable (‹50 €/kWh). Within StoreITUp-IF, first operating experiences in context with the use of waste heat in the plastics extrusion and cast aluminium industry will be gathered, potential partners for a large scale implementation and energy savings and market potentials will be identified.

Project start

April 2015

Project duration

36 months

Project partners

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Lead), FH Oberösterreich, CTB Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, geba Kunststoffcompounds GmbH , Gruber & Kaja Tech Metals GmbH, LKR Leichtmetallzentrum Ranshofen GmbH, Montanuniversität Leoben, Department Kunststofftechnik, technosert electronic GmbH

Funding line

1st Call, Energy Research Program, 2014

Links to Publications

Final report (German)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.079

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.138

AIT contact

Christoph Zauner