D9.5 Public Communication Materials

Executive summary

This document (D9.5) contains the set of HYCOOL public communication materials established for M6. As the corporate identity with the HYCOOL logo was already included in the HYCOOL Dissemination and exploitation strategic plan (D9.3, M3) and the HYCOOL website was also previously launched and described in deliverable D9.4 (HYCOOL Public website), the communication materials included here are as follows: the project presentation, the posters, the brochure, the newsletter, the presentation video, and the social media.


D9.2 Workshop Series

Executive summary

This deliverable (D9.2) is the main document describing in detail the series of workshops related to the HyCool Stakeholder Workshop task (T9.2). The four workshops with the stakeholders involved in HyCool will serve as the basis for the development of the set of needs and market analysis (T8.3). Two of them will be planned, hosted, and executed by the partners providing the demo sites. The other two workshops will be strategically timed to facilitate a more targeted stakeholder integration, taking place in large renewable energy events and focusing on specific topics to maximize outreach and impact. Workshops will be overseen by the Work Package leader Comet to ensure consistency and quality and to integrate outputs into the market analysis report.

D.3.4 Design review of the hybrid heat pump

Executive Summary

This document is the deliverable “D3.4 – Design review of the hybrid heat pump” in the European project “HYCOOL – Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat” (hereinafter also referred to as “HYCOOL”, project reference: 792073). HyCool Project Mission is increasing the current use of Solar Heat in Industry Processes, and to do so the project proposes the coupling of a new Fresnel CSP Solar thermal collectors (FCSP) system with specially build Hybrid Heat Pumps (HHP) (a “two in one” combination of adsorption and compressor-based heat pumps) for a wider output temperature range (Solar Heating & Cooling –SHC-), and a wide range of design and operational configurations to increase the potential implementation of the proposed Solar Heat in industrial environments. The solutions encompassed in the project will be implemented and tested in operational processes in two different pilot cases in the food and chemical industry. The food case pilot is hosted by Bo de Deb. which represents a small food industry in a high solar irradiation area with cooling needs in the production processes. Here the industrial cold installation is necessary for the good preservation of the product. The chemical case pilot targets industries with several processes in high solar irradiation areas with steam and cooling needs. This pilot is hosted by Givaudan where the cold installation makes use of a brine chiller to keep the water entering the liquid ring of the vacuum pumps at 7.C.

The purpose of this deliverable is to describe the key findings of the review process, which focuses on the design of the Hybrid Heat Pump. This report contains the findings with regard to control strategy, the interconnection of the heat pumps, selection of the suitable adsorbent and refrigerant, as well as an optimal size of the HHP.

D.3.3 Experimental characterization of the hybrid heat pump module

Executive Summary

This document is the Deliverable “D3.3 – Experimental characterization of the hybrid heat pump module ” of the European project “HYCOOL – Industrial Cooling through Hybrid system based on Solar Heat.” (hereinafter also referred to as “HYCOOL”, project reference: 792073).

This deliverable reports about the experimental performance evaluation of the hybrid cascading chiller under lab-controlled working conditions. The chiller was manufactured by Fahrenheit by connecting in cascade a silica-gel water adsorption cooling machine with a vapour compression chiller using R1270 (propylene) as refrigerant.

D.1.1 Interim first year report on project management

Executive Summary

The present deliverable D1.1 Interim first-year report on project management, hereafter named interim report (IR), contains the necessary information for the Hycool to evaluate the state of implementation of the project, mainly the work plan, the timely review of the scheduled milestones and deliverables will allow an efficient project implementation as well as concrete options for adjustments of management procedures, compliance with the provisions of the EC, finances, and monitors each partner’s costs, the financial situation of the project and all administrative matters. The technical part contains a concise statement of the tasks undertaken and a forecast for the next reporting period. Any problems encountered during the period and possible deviations from project plans. This deliverable set by the Consortium, is the first IR planed in the WP1 at M12, jointly with the other two IR planned at M18 and M36, at the end of the project. These deliverables are differentiated from the periodic reporting (PR) set by INEA and planned at M18 and M36. Basically, the PR includes the detailed description of the technical work carried out by beneficiaries, the work performed by the work package, the impact, and finally the deviations and the full financial information. This report covers the first period from M1 (May 2018) to M12 (April 2019).

Hycool at the Ecomondo Fair

Our Third GA took place in Rimini, Italy, strategically, to present the Hycool project at the Ecomondo Fair and to create awareness of our Solar Heating and Cooling Solutions.

R2M presented Hycool at a workshop held at the Girasol Room on November 6th, 2019. This workshop included a conference and round table, where more or less 40 participants had the occasion to learn about Hycool’s technology and potential.

The project’s partners CNR ITAE, Givaudan, and R2M Solution presented very interesting information raising interest among the attending technical stakeholders responsive to offer energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to their customers in the future.

The round table offered the participants the opportunity to learn more about the state of the art of energy efficiency in industry and concrete best practices of business models to finance energy audits and continue investing in efficient and renewable energy with a focus on the Italian market.

It must be said that organisers and attendees were quite happy by the workshop’s success in such a huge fair where the project competed for attention with big names like Shell and well known Italian institutions. 

Project partner @TechnologyComet recorded the event. The video with English subtitles can be found on the following link: Click to watch the video 🙂




Additionally, R2M also set up a booth inside the Key Energy section as a way to share more information to the fair’s public and to raise awareness on the benefits of Hycool’s industrial solar heating solutions.



Download the presentations from the workshop below: