Phase change materials and slurries are becoming key components in the energy mix of the future. Transitioning from a society relying on carbon-based energy to one relying on renewable energies will require coordinating energy demand with source availability.
A viable option to achieve this result is through thermal energy storage, as it is one of the most efficient ways to store energy, and phase change materials can help make thermal energy storage better adapted and more financially competitive.
The 13th IIR Conference on Phase-Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning provided an open international forum where academics and stakeholders from across the globe presented and discussed the latest research findings, developments and trends in the field.
Our partner University of Lleida, GREiA Research Group, Prof. Luisa F. Cabeza gave a keynote speech which allowed the project to gain visibility amongst the participants showing the effective use of phase change materials in the HYBUILD systems to support thermal energy storage integration with electric storage for improving the share of renewables and overall system efficiency.
Our partner CNR ITAE, Valeria Palomba, also presented a paper at the event entitled “Experimental evaluation of a heat pump-latent storage system for increasing renewable share of the residential stock“. Available here for download.
Further information on the conference website.