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Thermal Energy Storage Workshop 2023

Thermal Energy Storage (TES) not only provides innovative solutions for sustainable energy storage but may also significantly reduce energy costs and carbon footprints, making it a compelling choice for industry leaders seeking to enhance efficiency and environmental responsibility.


Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1, Trondheim
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The Gemini Center on TES, formed by SINTEF and NTNU, will arrange a TES Workshop to gather researchers and stakeholders interested in the technology. Applications and opportunities for different types of TES (from low to high TRL) will be presented and discussed by relevant speakers from both research and industry, ranging from low to high temperatures and applications at industry, building and marine sectors.


Thursday, 30 November

12:30 Coffee and registration

13:00 Welcome and introduction

  • Welcome by Gemini Centre TES coordinator – Ragnhild Sæterli, SINTEF
  • Whitepaper: Industrial TES by Hanne Kauko, SINTEF

13:30 TES Demo Cases

  • Håkon Selvnes, SINTEF – NEIC TES-AC: Piloting cold TES for flexibility in supermarket refrigeration systems
  • Nils Høivik, EnergyNest, and Michiel Carbo, YARA – Industrial experience with thermal battery

14:30 Coffee break

14:45 Approaching higher TRL (part 1)

  • Ashaleigh Robinson, Spirax Sarco – SteamBattery: decarbonisation in a flash
  • Breogán Pato, CIIAE – The Iberian research centre focused on energy storage
  • Silvia Trevisan, KTH – Heating the Way Forward: Empowering Net-Zero Heat Generation with TES

16:00 Welcome drink at Kjelhuset

17:00 Dinner at Kjelhuset

Friday, 1 December

08:30 Registration

08:45 Approaching higher TRL (part 2)

  • Alexis Sevault, Cartesian – Cartesian: an innovative PCM-based TES tech for flexible buildings and industry processes
  • Kristina Norne, SINTEF – TES in the food cold chain
  • Herbert Zondag, TNO – An overview of TNO industrial heat storage research
  • Andrea Gutiérrez, DLR – High temperature LH-TES for efficient integration of waste heat and RE in industrial processes

10:00 Coffee break

10:30 Innovative TES materials

  • Julian Walker, NTNU – Feasibility investigations of commercial solid state phase change material Pentaerythritol
  • Martin Fossen, SINTEF – Why aren't gas hydrates used more? And what can we do about it?
  • Helena Navarro, UiB – Thermochemical energy storage materials: current development, future trends, and opportunities

11:30 Lunch at Kjelhuset

12:45 Modelling and Predictive Control

  • Laurent Georges, NTNU – Using the existing building thermal mass energy as energy storage using advanced predictive control
  • Natasa Nord, NTNU – Predictive control for enhanced use of TES: examples and new projects
  • Olav Galteland, SINTEF – Analysis of the energy efficiency of the ZEB-lab 200 kWh latent heat storage pilot

13:45 Conclusion – Ragnhild Sæterli

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There are still some spots available for in-person participation – these will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so don't delay. It is also possible to register for online participation. Registration is free of charge.

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