GUIDO SARACCO

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Funded by competitive calls

  • ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY ENERGY FROM SOLIDE OXIDE FUEL CELL - EFESO, (2009-) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • STATI UNITI D'AMERICA

    Institutes/Companies

    • STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    • Universita' Politecnica delle Marche
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE
    • ENVIRONMENT PARK S.P.A. - PARCO SCIENT.TEC. PER AMBIENTE
    • Universita' degli Studi di Perugia
    • Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
    • ENEA - Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
    • FN S.p.A. - NUOVE TECNOLOGIE E SERVIZI AVANZATI -
    • MERLONI TERMOSANITARI
    • HYSYTECH
    • GENERAL IMPIANTI S.R.L.
    • PROENG SRL
    • ENTERPRISE SPA
    • SOFCPOWER SPA
    • ERSE SPA (EX CESI RICERCA SPA)
    • ACUMENTRICS CORPORATION

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Graphene-based disruptive technologies, (2016-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - FET

    Abstract

    This project is the second in the series of EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship. The mission of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionise multiple industries. This will bring a new dimension to future technology – a faster, thinner, stronger, flexible, and broadband revolution. Our program will put Europe firmly at the heart of the process, with a manifold return on the EU investment, both in terms of technological innovation and economic growth.To realise this vision, we have brought together a larger European consortium with about 150 partners in 23 countries. The partners represent academia, research institutes and industries, which work closely together in 15 technical work packages and five supporting work packages covering the entire value chain from materials to components and systems. As time progresses, the centre of gravity of the Flagship moves towards applications, which is reflected in the increasing importance of the higher - system - levels of the value chain. In this first core project the main focus is on components and initial system level tasks. The first core project is divided into 4 divisions, which in turn comprise 3 to 5 work packages on related topics. A fifth, external division acts as a link to the parts of the Flagship that are funded by the member states and associated countries, or by other funding sources. This creates a collaborative framework for the entire Flagship.

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

    Departments

  • Cost-effective CO2 conversion into chemicals via combination of Capture, ELectrochemical and BI-ochemical CONversion technologies, (2016-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Societal Challenges - Food

    Abstract

    CELBICON aims at the development, from TRL3 to TRL5, of new CO2-to-chemicals technologies, conjugating at once small-scale for an effective decentralized market penetration, high efficiency/yield, low cost, robustness, moderate operating temperatures and low maintenance costs.In line with the reference Topic text, these technologies will bridge cost-effective CO2 capture and purification from the atmosphere through sorbents (with efficient heat integration of the CO2 desorption step with the subsequent process stages), with electrochemical conversion of CO2 (via PEM electrolysis concepts, promoting CO2 reduction at their cathode in combination with a fruitful oxidation carried out simultaneously at the anode), followed by bioreactors carrying out the fermentation of the CO2-reduction intermediates (syngas, C1 water-soluble molecules) to form valuable products (bioplastics like Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoates - PHA -, isoprene, lactic acid, methane, etc.) as well as effective routes for their recovery from the process outlet streams.A distinctive feature of the CELBICON approach is the innovative interplay and advances of key technologies brought in by partners (high-tech SMEs & companies, research centres) to achieve unprecedented yield and efficiency results along the following two processing lines: i) High pressure process line tailored to the production of a PHA bioplastic and pressurized methane via intermediate electrochemical generation of pressurized syngas followed by specific fermentation steps; ii) Low pressure processing line focused on the production of value-added chemicals by fermentation of CO2-reduction water-soluble C1 intermediates.Over a 42 months project duration, the two process lines described will undergo a thorough component development R&D programme so as to be able to assemble three optimised TRL5 integrated test-rigs (one per TP) to prove the achievement of all the quantified techno-economical targets.

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

  • Innovative large-scale energy STOragE technologies AND Power-to-Gas concepts after Optimisation, (2016-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Societal Challenges - Energy

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    This proposal is an application to the EU programme Horizon 2020 and its topic Large scale energy storage (LCE-09-2015). The presented project STORE&GO will demonstrate three innovative Power to Gas storage concepts at locations in Germany, Switzerland and Italy in order to overcome technical, economic, social and legal barriers. The demonstration will pave the way for an integration of PtG storage into flexible energy supply and distribution systems with a high share of renewable energy. Using methanation processes as bridging technologies, it will demonstrate and investigate in which way these innovative PtG concepts will be able to solve the main problems of renewable energies: fluctuating production of renewable energies; consideration of renewables as suboptimal power grid infrastructure; expensive; missing storage solutions for renewable power at the local, national and European level. At the same time PtG concepts will contribute in maintaining natural gas or SNG with an existing huge European infrastructure and an already advantageous and continuously improving environmental footprint as an important primary/secondary energy carrier, which is nowadays in doubt due to geo-political reasons/conflicts. So, STORE&GO will show that new PtG concepts can bridge the gaps associated with renewable energies and security of energy supply. STORE&GO will rise the acceptance in the public for renewable energy technologies in the demonstration of bridging technologies at three living best practice locations in Europe.

    Countries

    • Svizzera
    • Francia
    • Germania
    • Italia
    • Paesi Bassi
    • Austria

    Institutes/Companies

    • SCHWEIZERISCHER VEREIN DES GAS- UND WASSERFACHES
    • ATMOSTAT
    • DBI GAS UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
    • HSR HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK RAPPERSWIL
    • UNIPER ENERGY STORAGE GMBH
    • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    • STUDIO TECNICO BFP SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
    • HYSYTECH SRL
    • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
    • KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
    • THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG
    • STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
    • COMUNE DI TROIA
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • GASWARME-INSTITUT ESSEN EV
    • IREN SPA
    • Stichting Hanzehogeschool Groningen
    • Electrochaea GmbH
    • RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
    • ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
    • ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
    • STICHTING NEW ENERGY COALITION
    • CLIMEWORKS AG
    • REGIO ENERGIE SOLOTHURN
    • EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
    • STICHTING ENERGY DELTA INSTITUTE

    Departments

  • Heat storage modules based on innovative polymer heat exchangers encompassing salt hydrates, (2016-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Corporate-funded and donor-funded research

    Abstract

    The present project aims at using devices (low cost, low weight, high corrosion resistance) to encompass Thermal Storage Materials (TSM) based on salt hydrates with extreme energy storage density (owing to their higher thermal conductivities and latent heat values of up to above 2000 kJ/kg) for the below final overall goals:- Improvement of vehicles re-start efficiency after prolonged stops both in term of reduced fuel consumption and reduced cold-start emissions (engine oil and coolant pre-heating, catalytic converters pre-heating by a pre-heated air flow air). Such technologies are eligible as Eco Innovation in EU and Off Cycle credits in US- Achievement of a low-energy remote-controlled/programmable pre-warming of vehicle cockpit before the passengers’ arrival so to enable the elimination of equivalent energy demanding devices (e.g. PTC heaters).

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

  • TERRA-Tandem Electrocatalytic Reactor for Energy/Resource efficiency and process intensification, (2015-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    'TERRA project aims to develop, from TRL 3 to 5, a tandem electrocatalytic reactor (TER) coupling an oxidation reaction to a reduction reaction, with thus the great potential advantage of i) saving resources and energy (needed to produce the oxidant and reductants for the two separate reactions), and ii) intensify the process (reduce the nr. of steps, coupling two synthesis processes and especially eliminating those to prepare the oxidation and reduction agents). The proposal address one of SPIRE Roadmap Key Actions New ways of targeting energy input via electrochemical. The TER unit may be used in a large field of applications, but will be developed for a specific relevant case: the synthesis of PEF (PolyEthylene Furanoate), a next generation plastic. TERRA project aims to make a step forward in this process by coupling the FDCA and MEG synthesis in a single novel TER reactor, with relevant process intensification. Between the elements of innovation of the approach are: i) operation at higher T,P than 'conventional' electrochemical devices for chemical manufacturing, ii) use of noble-metal-free electrocatalysts, iii) use of novel 3D-type electrodes to increase productivity, iv) use of electrode with modulation of activity, v) possibility to utilize external bias (from unused electrical renewable energy) to enhance flexibility of operations. In addition to scale-up reactor and test under environmental relevant conditions (TRL 5), the approach in TERRA project is to address the critical elements to pass from lab-scale experimentation to industrial prototype with intensified productivity. These developments are critical for a wider use of electrochemical manufacturing in chemical and process industries. '

    Countries

    • Paesi Bassi
    • Germania
    • Italia
    • Danimarca
    • Spagna

    Institutes/Companies

    • MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES BV
    • GENSORIC GMBH
    • HYSYTECH SRL
    • AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
    • FUNDACIO EURECAT

    Departments

  • Graphene-based revolutions in ICT and beyond, (2015-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - FET

    Abstract

    The Graphene Flagship project has the ambition to take graphene and related materials from the research laboratories to industrial exploitation in a huge range of application areas

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

    Departments

  • GRAPHENE - GRAPHENE-BASED REVOLUTIONS IN ICT AND BEYOND, (2013-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research

    Abstract

    This Flagship aims to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionize multiple industries – from flexible, wearable and transparent electronics, to new energy applications and novel functional composites.Our main scientific and technological objectives in the different tiers of the value chain are to develop material technologies for ICT and beyond, identify new device concepts enabled by graphene and other layered materials, and integrate them to systems that provide new functionalities and open new application areas.These objectives are supported by operative targets to bring together a large core consortium of European academic and industrial partners and to create a highly effective technology transfer highway, allowing industry to rapidly absorb and exploit new discoveries.The Flagship will be aligned with European and national priorities to guarantee its successful long term operation and maximal impact on the national industrial and research communities.Together, the scientific and technological objectives and operative targets will allow us to reach our societal goals: the Flagship will contribute to sustainable development by introducing new energy efficient and environmentally friendly products based on carbon and other abundant, safe and recyclable natural resources, and boost economic growth in Europe by creating new jobs and investment opportunities.

    Countries

    • ITALIA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AKTIEBOLAG

    Departments

  • INTENSIFICAZIONE DI PROCESSI CATALITICI PER ENERGIA PULITA, TRASPORTI A BASSE EMISSIONI E CHIMICA SOSTENIBILE USANDO SCHIUME A CELLE APERTE QUALI NUOVI MATERIALI STRUTTURATI AVANZATI (IFOAMS), (2013-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

  • DRAPO’ - SISTEMI AUSILIARI INTEGRATI AD ALTA EFFICIENZA PER IL RECUPERO DELL’ENERGIA E LA RIDUZIONE DEI CONSUMI DI AUTOVEICOLI, (2013-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte
    • CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT

    Departments

  • ECO2CO2 - ECO-FRIENDLY BIOREFINERY FINE CHEMICALS FROM CO2 PHOTOCATALYTIC REDUCTION, (2012-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Product

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE

    Departments

  • ARTIPHYCTION— FULLY ARTIFICIAL PHOTO-ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE FOR LOW TEMPERATURE HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • TRIBE - PATHWAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF NOVEL BIOFUEL, (2011-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research - Poli di Innovazione

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte
    • CHEMTEX ITALIA S.R.L.

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • PRETRATTAMENTO ITALIANO - PRIT, (2010-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    National Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Universita' degli Studi di Firenze
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE
    • Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico
    • ENEA - Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
    • C.N.R. - CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
    • CHEMTEX ITALIA S.R.L.
    • ENGICO SRL
    • NOVAMONT S.P.A.
    • CNR-ICCOM

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • ADDNANO - THE DEVELOPMENT AND SCALE-UP OF INNOVATIVE NANOTECHNOLOGY-BASED PROCESSES INTO THE VALUE CHAIN OF THE LUBRICANTS MARKET, (2009-2013) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Product

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    The objective of the AddNano project is to investigate the prospects for overcoming the many existing technological barriers in the supply and usage chain, towards the establishment of a large scale market introduction of a new generation of fluid lubricants incorporating nanomaterials. The AddNano consortium combines technological expertise and industrial representation from all parts of the prospective value chain to investigate the development of new nano-based lubricants. Fluid lubricants are used in almost every field of human technological activity and their purpose is multifold: they reduce frictional resistance, protect the engine against wear between contacting surfaces, remove wear debris, reduce heating and contribute to cooling, improve fuel economy, improve emissions. Advanced nanomaterials recently developed, such as inorganic fullerene-like materials (IF’s) and others, have shown some initial promise for their contribution to reducing friction and enhancing protection against wear. If able to be developed into full commercial-scale production, if they can be incorporated in a stable fashion into full formulations, and if their performance benefits relative to the best of conventional technologies can be sustained under those circumstances, they offer the prospect for some performance breakthroughs not seen since the development of the now ubiquitous anti-wear additives, Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates (ZDDP’s), around 70 years ago. Within engine oils and other lubricant applications, such as transmission fluids, and for greases used in rotational bearings, the potential exists for lubricants containing nanomaterials to significantly reduce friction and enhance machine durability. This can contribute to substantial energy savings, reduced equipment maintenance and longer machine lifetime.

    Countries

    • Italia
    • Regno Unito
    • Israele
    • Francia
    • Spagna
    • Germania
    • Svezia

    Institutes/Companies

    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
    • RICARDO CONSULTING ENGINEERS LIMITED
    • CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
    • WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
    • BHR GROUP LIMITED
    • NANOMATERIALS LTD
    • MULTISOL FRANCE
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
    • Infineum UK Ltd
    • INS s.a.r.l.
    • FUNDACION CIDETEC
    • KRAFFT S.L.
    • FUCHS PETROLUB AG
    • Petronas Lubricants Italy
    • STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
    • Dipartimento dei Sistemi di Produzione ed Economia dell'Azienda
  • COPIRIDE - COMBINING PROCESS INTENSIFICATION-DRIVEN MANUFACTURED REACTORS AND PROCESS DESIGN REGARDING TO INDUSTRIAL DIMENSION AND ENVIRONMENT, (2009-2013) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Product

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    The ultimate ambition of COPIRIDE is to develop a new modular production and factory concept for the chemical industry using adaptable plants with flexible output. This concept will be superior, intellectual property (IP) protected, and enable a much wider spread of know-how and education of this skill-intensive technology. Key functional enabling units are new production-scale, mass-manufactured microstructured reactors as well as other integrated process intensification (PI) reactors realising integrated processes. This will lead to a substantial reduction in costs, resources & energy and notably improves the eco-efficiency. To ensure the competitiveness of European (EU) manufacturing businesses, PI technology / know-how is transferred from leaders to countries (and respective medium & small industries) with no exposure in PI so far, but with a track record in sustainability, and to the explorative markets food and biofuels. A deeply rooted base will be created for IP rights (Copyright, © = COPIRIDE) by generic modular reactor & plant design and new generic processes via ‘Novel Process Windows’, facilitating patent filing. Due to the entire modular plant concept comprising all utilities – far beyond the reaction & processual parts - a holistic PI concept is provided, covering the whole development cycle with, e.g., safety & process control & plant approval. Features, inter alia, are fast plant start-up and shut-down for multipurpose functionality (flexibility in products), sustainable & safe production, and fast transfer from lab to production & business (time-to-market). Industrial demonstration activities up to production scale with five field trials present a good cross-section of reactions relevant to the EU chemical industry. The economic impact in COPIRIDE is 10 Mio €/a (cautiously optimistic) to 30 Mio €/a (optimistic) by direct exploitation. Indirect exploitation might sum up to 800 Mio €/a (very optimistic) by other companies via technology transfer.

    Countries

    • Regno Unito
    • Italia
    • Austria
    • Germania
    • Svizzera
    • Finlandia
    • Paesi Bassi

    Institutes/Companies

    • ITI Energy Limited
    • INGEG S.R.L
    • MICROINNOVA ENGINEERING GMBH
    • laserzentrum schorcht GmbH
    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
    • UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
    • ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
    • EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
    • CHEMTEX ITALIA SRL
    • FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
    • Mythen P.L.C.
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • Wetzel GmbH
    • INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
    • UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
    • ABO AKADEMI
    • EVONIK OPERATIONS GMBH
    • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • SOLHYDROMICS, NANODESIGNED ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERTER OF SOLAR ENERGY INTO HYDROGEN HOSTING NATURAL ENZYMES OR THEIR MIMICS , (2009-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Energy

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    Leaves can split water into oxygen and hydrogen at ambient conditions exploiting sun light. Prof. James Barber, one of the key players of SOLHYDROMICS, was the recipient of the international Italgas Prize in 2005 for his studies on Photosystem II (PSII), the enzyme that governs this process. In photosynthesis, H2 is used to reduce CO2 and give rise to the various organic compounds needed by the organisms or even oily compounds which can be used as fuels. However, a specific enzyme, hydrogenase, may lead to non-negligible H2 formation even within natural systems under given operating conditions. Building on this knowledge, and on the convergence of the work of the physics, materials scientists, biochemists and biologists involved in the project, an artificial device will be developed to convert sun energy into H2 with 10% efficiency by water splitting at ambient temperature, including: -) an electrode exposed to sunlight carrying PSII or a PSII-like chemical mimic deposited upon a suitable electrode -) a membrane enabling transport of both electrons and protons via e.g. carbon nanotubes or TiO2 connecting the two electrodes and ion-exchange resins like e.g. Nafion, respectively -) a cathode carrying the hydrogenase enzyme or an artificial hydrogenase catalyst in order to recombine protons and electrons into pure molecular hydrogen at the opposite side of the membrane The project involves a strong and partnership hosting highly ranked scientists (from the Imperial College London, the Politecnico di Torino and the GKSS research centre on polymers in Geesthacht) who have a significant past cooperation record and four high-tech SMEs (Solaronix, Biodiversity, Nanocyl and Hysytech) to cover with expertise and no overlappings the key tasks of enzyme purification and enzyme mimics development, enzyme stabilisation on the electrodes, membrane development, design and manufacturing of the SOLHYDROMICS proof-of-concept prototype, market and technology implementation studies

    Countries

    • Regno Unito
    • Italia
    • Germania
    • Belgio
    • Svizzera

    Institutes/Companies

    • IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
    • HYSYTECH SRL
    • BIODIVERSITY SPA
    • HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
    • NANOCYL SA
    • SOLARONIX SA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • THERMONANO, LOW-TEMPERATURE HEAT EXCHANGERS BASED ON THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES , (2009-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VII PQ - COOPERATION - Energy

    View project record on CORDIS

    Abstract

    Low temperature heat recovery is often limiting the energy efficiency of industrial processes. Low temperature differences imply large exchange surfaces which are unfeasible from the economic (expensive metal are needed to withstand the presence of condensates) and technical (too large volumes for the specific application contexts) viewpoints. The present project aims at developing nanofilled-polymer-based heat exchangers enabling: i) effective heat conductivity due to the percolation network of carbon or metal fillers; ii) cost reduction compared to metal materials (stainless steel, Cu-alloys,…); iii) design flexibility for an intensive volume exploitation; iv) superior corrosion resistance; v) promotion of the highly effective drop condensation with hydrophobic polymers. Three main application areas are devised: 1. Intercoolers increasing the efficiency of large diesel engines, where heat conductive plastics can provide a cheaper alternative to Cu-alloys when seawater is used as the cooling media (e.g. large naval engines or power plants close to sea side). 2. Heat recovery systems from combustion flue gases acting below 300°C, where commercial metal-based systems loose cost-effectiveness. 3. Application in the chemical and process industries where harsh chemicals or corrosive environments have to be faced. The project is divided into three main work lines: i) development of compounds in which a range of polymers (nylon, PET,…) and fillers (carbon fibres, carbon nanotubes, metal coated nanoparticles, …) will be considered; ii) tailoring of plastic forming techniques (injection moulding, pressing, extrusion); iii) manufacturing & testing of up to two proof-of-concept heat exchangers. The partnership includes two Universities (POLITO-I, TUBAF-D), two research centres (CEA-F, PISAS-SK), three SMEs (Astrarefrigeranti-I, Nanocyl-B, Starom-RO) and two large companies (Simona-D, SGL Carbon-D) selected for their specific expertise to undertake the above challenges.

    Countries

    • Italia
    • Germania
    • Francia
    • Romania
    • Slovacchia
    • Belgio

    Institutes/Companies

    • A.S.T.R.A. REFRIGERANTI S.P.A.
    • ONNI-STAMP SRL
    • SIMONA AG
    • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    • STAROM GRUP S.R.L.
    • USTAV POLYMEROV - SLOVENSKA AKADEMIA VIED
    • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
    • NANOCYL SA
    • SGL CARBON GMBH

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
    • Dipartimento di Energetica
  • INTERPLAST II - DIFFUSION D'INFORMATION DE TECHNOLOGIES ÈCO COMPATIBLES, (2008-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research - Interreg

    Countries

    • FRANCIA
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • PROPLAST - Consorzio per la Promozione della Cultura Plastica
    • UNIONCAMERE PIEMONTE
    • CENTRE DE FORMATION DE LA PLASTURGIE
    • ALLIZE-PLASTURGIE RHONE-ALPES
    • CARMA - CENTRO D'ANIMAZIONE REGIONALE IN MATERIALI AVANZATI
    • POLE EUROPÉEN DE LA PLASTURGIE
    • PLASTIPOLIS

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
    • Centro Servizi di Alessandria
  • SVILUPPO INNOVATIVO DI MICRO E MINI VEIVOLI A PROPULSIONE ELETTRICA CON SISTEMI DI GENERAZIONE DELL'ENERGIA DI BORDO A MICROCELLE A COMBUSTIBILE, (2005-2009) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO - AMMINISTRAZIONE CENTRALE

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aeronautica e Spaziale
    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica
  • FLEXHEAT - FLEXIBLE PREMIXED BURNERS FOR LOW-COST DOMESTIC HEATING SYSTEMS, (2004-2007) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - (Progetti diversi)

    Countries

    • GHANA
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDERUNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • MOREPOWER - COMPACT DIRECT (M)ETHANOL FUEL CELL FOR PORTABLE APPLICATION, (2004-2007) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • GKSS FORSCHUNGZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • HYTRAN - HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES FOR ROAD TRANSPORT, (2004-2008) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VI PQ - Sviluppo sostenibile

    Countries

    • BELGIO
    • ITALIA
    • SVEZIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CEE - COMUNITÀ ECONOMICA EUROPEA -
    • VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (VTEC)

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Sviluppo di catalizzatori perovskitici e trappole catalitiche a filtrazione superficiale per l'abbattimento del particolato diesel, (2003-2005) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Development of perovskite catalysts and wall-flow catalytic traps for the abatement of diesel particulate

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • BIOFEAT - BIODIESEL FUEL PROCESSOR FOR FUEL CELL AUXILIARY POWER UNIT FOR A VEHICLE, (2003-2005) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - VPQ - EEDS-ENV (ENERGIA E AMBIENTE)

    Countries

    • BELGIO
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CEE - COMUNITÀ ECONOMICA EUROPEA -

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • SVILUPPO DI CATALIZZATORI PEROVSKITICI E TRAPPOLE CATALITICHE A FILTRAZIONE SUPERFICIALE PER L'ABBATTIMENTO DEL PARTICOLATO DIESEL, (2003-2006) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Abbattimento di composti farmaceutici biorefrattari in acque reflue mediante la tecnica elettro-Fenton, (2002-2004) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Abatement of biorefractory compounds in waste waters by means of electro-Fenton treatment

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • (SYLOCDEXA) SYSTEM LEVEL OPTIMISATION AND CONTROL TOOLS FOR DIESEL EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT, (2000-2003) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research

    Countries

    • AUSTRIA
    • BELGIO
    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CEE - COMUNITÀ ECONOMICA EUROPEA -
    • AVL - LIST DI GRAZ -

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • SVILUPPO DI COMPONENTI E TECNOLOGIE PER SISTEMI CON CELLE A COMBUSTIBILE AD ELETTROLITA POLIMERICO, (unknown date-2005) - Responsabile Scientifico

    National Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA
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Funded by commercial contracts

  • Protocollo d'intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino e l'associazione Consulta per la Valorizzazione dei Beni Artistici e Culturali di Torino, (2022-2022) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Abstract

    Protocollo d'intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino e l'associazione Consulta per la Valorizzazione dei Beni Artistici e Culturali di Torino

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Consulta per la Valorizzazione dei Beni Artistici e Culturali di Torino
  • Protocollo di Intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino e il Comune di Pianezza, (2021-2024) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • COMUNE DI PIANEZZA
  • Accordo di Coopetizione tra Politecnico di Torino e Università degli Studi di Torino (H2), (2021-2026) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Abstract

    Accordo di Coopetizione tra Politecnico di Torino e Università degli Studi di Torino (H2)

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
  • Protocollo di Intesa per la valorizzazione dell’insediamento del Polo Scientifico di Grugliasco tra il Politecnico di Torino, l’Università degli Studi di Torino, il Comune di Grugliasco, la Regione Piemonte, la Città Metropolitano di Torino e la Camera di Commercio, Industria, Artigianato e Agricoltura di Torino, (2021-2026) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
    • Regione Piemonte
    • Comune di Grugliasco
    • CITTA' METROPOLITANA DI TORINO
    • CAMERA DI COMMERCIO INDUSTRIA ARTIGIANATO E AGRICOLTURA DI TORINO
  • Protocollo di Intesa tra il Politecnico di Torino, l'Università di Torino e la Città di Torino per la riqualificazione dell'area denominata "ex Combi", (2020-2023) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CITTÀ DI TORINO
    • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
  • Accordo di Partnership tra Politecnico di Torino e Società Italgas S.p.A., (2020-2026) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Partnership Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ITALGAS S.P.A.
  • MOU, (2020-) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • STATI UNITI D'AMERICA

    Institutes/Companies

    • DAYCO EUROPE S.R.L. CON SOCIO UNICO
    • DAYCO LLC
  • Accordo Quadro tra Politecnico di Torino e Eni S.p.A. di rinnovo dell’Accordo Quadro n. 671/2015, per l’attivazione di contratti applicativi per attività di ricerca, sviluppo e supporto tecnico-scientifico inerenti tutte le tematiche tipiche dell’ingegneria e, in particolare, dell’ingegneria meccanica, chimica, elettrica, elettrotecnica ed elettronica, energetica, civile, civile-residenziale, ambientale, aerospaziale, gestionale, dei materiali e dell’energia dal mare, (2020-2025) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Partnership Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ENI S.p.A.
  • Addendum n. 1 sll'Accordo tra Politecnico di Torino e GM Global Propulsion Systems - Torino s.r.l. (integrativo dell'accordo di partnership 369/2006), (2019-) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Partnership Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • PUNCH Torino S.p.A.
  • Protocollo di Intesa relativo alla creazione e al supporto di un Manufacturing Technology Competence Centre Torinese come luogo di insediamento di grandi imprese, PMI e start-up nel settore della manifattura avanzata e di loro supporto attraverso azioni di formazione, ricerca applicata, innovazione e trasferimento tecnologico, (2019-2024) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
    • UNIONE INDUSTRIALE DI TORINO S.p.A.
  • Addendum n. 1 all'Accordo stipulato in data 7.6.2016, (unknown date-unknown date) - Responsabile contrattuale

    Partnership Agreements

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • PUNCH Torino S.p.A.
  • STIMA DEI COSTI DI INVESTIMENTO RELATIVI ALLA COSTRUZIONE DI UN IMPIANTO DIMOSTRATIVO INDUSTRIALE ....., (2012-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Consulting

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CHEMTEX ITALIA S.R.L.

    Departments

  • ANALISI DELLE POTENZIALITÀ TECNICO ECONOMICHE DEL SOLARE TERMICO ......, (2011-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • LUIGI LAVAZZA S.P.A.

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • ESPRESSIONE DI PARERE IN MERITO A PROBLEMATICHE AMBIENTALI RELATIVE ALL'INSTALLAZIONE DI UN IMPIANTO DI PRODUZIONE DI ENERGIA ELETTRICA BASATO SU UN MOTORE DIESEL CON OLI VEGETALI COMBUSTIBILI ......, (2010-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Consulting

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ASJA AMBIENTE S.P.A.

    Departments

  • ANALISI DEL QUADRO PIEMONTESE DELLE BIOMASSE UTILIZZABILI PER LA GENERAZIONE DI ENERGIA RINNOVABILI E UNA COMPARAZIONE DEI RELATIVI PROCESSI POTENZIALI IN RELAZIONE AI DIVERSI CONTESTI TERRITORIALI, (2009-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CHEMTEX ITALIA S.R.L.

    Departments

  • DEFINIZIONE DI STUDIO DI FATTIBILITÀ PER LA COSTITUZIONE DI UN 'CENTRO PER LE MICRO E NANO TECNOLOGIE PER L'ENERGIA E L'INNOVAZIONE DI PRODOTTO, (2008-2008) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Consulting

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • COMUNE DI SETTIMO TORINESE

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
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