EASE-EERA Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap 2017

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is the voice of the energy storage community, actively promoting the use of energy storage in Europe and worldwide.

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an alliance of European public research centres and universities. It is one of the cornerstones of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

EASE and EERA released the 2017 update of their roadmap which provides a comprehensive overview of the energy storage technologies being developed in Europe today and identifies the R&D needs in the coming decades. On this basis, the roadmap provides recommendations for R&D policies and regulatory changes needed to support the development and large-scale deployment of energy storage technologies. The aim is to inform policymakers for research, innovation, and demonstration in the energy storage sector in order to further strengthen Europe’s research and industrial competitiveness in the energy storage industry.

Download the EASE-EERA roadmap – 2017 update

COMSA CORPORACIÓN : HYBUILD Project coordinator

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, COMSA CORPORACIÓN, the project coordinator.

COMSA in a nutshell

COMSA CORPORACIÓN is the first largest unlisted Spanish group in the infrastructures and engineering sector. With more than a century of experience behind it, it mainly operates in the fields of Infrastructures and Engineering; Services and Technology; and Concessions and Renewable Energy. The company is currently present in more than 20 countries, has a turnover of more than €1,000 million and over 7.600 employees.COMSA CORPORACIÓN is focused on the Smart Cities with a special focus in R&D projects on BIPV, Building and District level energy management systems and advanced HVAC solutions. All these projects are devoted to increase the energy efficiency performance and a better integration of renewable energies. COMSA Industrial is the engineering company within the group. It has a long track on renewable energy systems, including BIPV installations, and an extensive background of construction and operation of sustainable buildings. Some of these projects involve some major and emblematic local projects, such as the offices of the Agbar Tower or the Blood and Human Tissue Bank in Barcelona.

COMSA role in HYBUILD

COMSA CORPORACIÓN is the HYBUILD Project Coordinator. It will ensure an efficient management of the project throughout its development from an administrative and financial point of view.  It will define the set of working procedures, processes and best practices guidelines to ensure the quality standards of the project outcome. COMSA will contribute funnelling the work of all the partners of the consortium towards achieving the expected outcomes of the project on time, and will make sure that the consortium complies with the requirements of the EC and its Horizon 2020 funding programme.

Meet our staff

COMSA CORPORACIÓN staff involved directly in HYBUILD project are Sergio Valentino Costa (Project Coordinator), Josep María Galan, and Gisela Soley:

Mr. Sergio Costa works as a Project Manager in the Energy R&D division of the company. He holds a MSc in Energy Engineering from UPC (Spain) and MSc in Sustianable Energy Technology from TU/e (Netherlands). He has over 5 years experience working on energy and climate related projects in buildings, including three projects related to demand response and flexibility services. He has supported tasks including real-time integration of building data (hardware and software), data analytics and project coordination.

Mr. Josep María Galan has been part of COMSA Industrial since 2006 and has been, since then, the responsible for the mechanical installations engineering department before coming the head of the mechanical installations division. He has actively participated in the engineering of HVAC systems in numerous relevant buildings (Reus, Barcelona 112 building, etc.) including the integration of Renewable Energy technologies (PV, geothermal, etc.).  In addition, Josep Maria has experience working in R&D projects. (e.g GEOED and GEOTECH).

Energy Storage Workshop at Sustainable Places 2018

For its 6th edition, the Sustainable Places International conference series is coming back to France. It will be co-hosted by INES – Institut National de l’Energie Solaire and Université Savoie Mont Blanc from 27th-29th June in Aix-Les-Bains, France. 

HYBUILD is leading the organisation of a workshop focused on Innovative Energy Storage solutions at SP18, in cooperation with its sister-projects TESSe2b, SCORES, and CREATE.

SP18 will offer a visit of CEA – INES unique facilities, a leading solar-energy research platform with technologies for building, mobility, storage and grids.

  • Interested in contributing to SP18 ? Read the Call for Papers
  • Interested in contributing to our energy storage workshop ?  contact Régis Decorme.

HYBUILD at the SHAPE ENERGY sandpits

The main goal of the SHAPE ENERGY sandpits is to bring people together who are interested in improving and innovating and who, crucially, are currently or have recently been involved in EU-funded projects on similar topics as the main subject of the sandpits.

These events are aimed at :

  • reflecting on current direction and task in individual projects;
  • generating concrete ideas for increasing impacts on society;
  • experiencing innovative methods of interdisciplinary and cross-sector working within energy and transport projects;
  • meeting cross-Europeans collaborators in a stimulating environment and generating future project ideas for progressing energy related topics.

HYBUILD will be represented through its exploitation and dissemination manager R2M Solution. The event is taking place on 22-23 February 2018 at the Valentino Castle, Torino, hosted by Politecnico di Torino.

Introducing HYBUILD exploitation and dissemination manager : R2M Solution

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, R2M Solution, the innovation, exploitation and dissemination manager.

R2M Solution in a nutshell

R2M is an integrated and multi-disciplinary consulting company that aggressively targets filling the gap between research activities and market implementation. The company partners with over 200 organizations across Europe in its ongoing research activities. Every project is an opportunity to make a difference on society and through them, R2M has the ability to facilitate technology transfer across organisational types, operational sectors and geographical locations. Through its projects, R2M has launched startups, sold IP and brought new products and services to the market.

R2M role in HYBUILD

R2M is a dynamic partner that supports the coordinator and the consortium to glue together all the HYBUILD concepts and focuses on maximum exploitation and impact, while safeguarding the interest of all industrial partners.  R2M leads both exploitation and dissemination activities of the project.

Get in touch !

R2M Solution staff involved in HYBUILD are Thomas, Pascal and Régis.

 Thomas Messervey (R2M Solution Founder and CEO): Tom Messervey has over 20 years of engineering experience spanning military service in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Industrial Experience with the Italian Engineering Company D’Appolonia, teaching excellence at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Coaching services as the EU Facilitator for the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems program (www.ims.org). He is passionate about linking international research efforts to boost competitiveness. Read more.

 Pascal Torres : Pascal is the CEO and co-founder of the French branch of R2M Solution, which was created in March 2017 and co-located with his other climate engineering company OSMOSE in Roquefort-les-Pins on the French Riviera. He is a specialist in HVAC, energy optimisation, and air treatment (controlled dust level facilities, clean rooms, explosive atmosphere, health and safety ventilations, etc.). Read more

Régis Decorme : Regis is senior expert in IT research and innovation addressing societal challenges. He is focusing on Information Technologies and Open Innovation for business-oriented domains such as energy-efficient buildings, active ageing & design as well as smart cities. He is the R2M Solution representative at the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP). Read more