Solving Water Issues for CSP Plants
PARTNERS
TSK ELECTRONICA Y ELECTRICIDAD SA
Spain
At TSK, we have pursued a clear objective since our foundation: to build a leading business group in engineering development and the supply of facilities of the highest quality. Our priority is to meet the needs of our customer, offering them all the technical and human resources necessary every step of the way. Our achievements and the professional drive of our entire human team are the highest guarantee for continuing to fulfil our commitment: Service excellence. Today, our Company has a turnover of around € 1000 million, which helps reinforce our position as a leading Technology Company with a strong international presence in Engineering and Industrial Construction.
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
CEA (France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) and a full member of EARTO. It aims to produce, integrate and transfer science and technology to help resolve the main EU challenges (low carbon energies, defense and security, information and healthcare technologies) and to exploit opportunities for new wealth creation, improved standards of living, and economic competitiveness. CEA brings together key players across the whole innovation chain, from fundamental to technological research, from product and process development to prototyping and demonstration, and support full-scale implementation in the public and private sectors. CEA has a budget of 4.3 billion€ (2013), > 16 000 employees and file more than 500 patents /year. Within CEA, LITEN (Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies) is fully dedicated to the program on new technologies for renewable energy and energy efficiency, in line with the French Grenelle environment summit, the Lisbon strategy and the European strategic plan for energy technologies. This includes research in solar energy (photovoltaic and thermal solar, integration in buildings, solar mobility, smart grids, massive storage etc.), conducted by INES (Institut national de l’e nergie solaire), the production and storage of energy (hydrogen, fuel cells, batteries for electric vehicles), the development of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels, and nanomaterials for energy. LITEN hires 1400 people, has a budget of 170 M€, and works with more than 350 industrial partners.
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research center of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR has been given responsibility by the federal government for the planning and implementation of the German space program. DLR is also the umbrella organization for the nation’s largest project management agency. The DLR Institute of Solar Research develops concentrating solar technologies for electricity, process heat and fuel generation. Additionally, the Institute conducts research into measurement techniques for the thermal characterisation of building envelopes. he Institute’s employees are based at the DLR sites in Cologne, Stuttgart and Juelich, as well as in Almería in the south of Spain. In Juelich, the Institute operates Germany’s one-of-a-kind experimental solar thermal power plant – the Juelich Solar Tower – as well as Synlight, the world’s largest artificial sun
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS - CIEMAT
Spain
The CIEMAT (Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas) is a public research body assigned to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under the General Secretariat for Scientific Policy Coordination, focusing on energy and environment and the technologies related to them. It has offices in several different regions of Spain, and its activity is structured around projects which form a bridge between R&D&I and social interest goals. Its mission is to contribute to sustainable development of the country and to the quality of life of its citizens through the generation and application of scientific and technological knowledge. Its goal is to maintain its position as a centre of excellence in energy, environment and technology and in basic research. Its team of 1,328 people is technologically and geographically diversified. In addition to its central offices in Madrid, it has the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in Andalucía, a scientific installation of international renown in solar technologies, in Soria, the Centro de Desarrollo de Energías Renovables (CEDER) and the Centro Internacional de Estudios de Derecho Ambiental (CIEDA), in Trujillo (Extremadura) the Centro Extremeño de Tecnologías Avanzadas (CETA), and in Barcelona the Centro de Investigación Socio-Técnica (CISOT).
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Cranfield University is creating leaders in technology and management, unlocking the potential of people and organisations by partnering with business and governments to deliver transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development.
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
IK4 is a private Alliance, made up of 9 Technological Centres. Its mission is the generation, uptake and transfer of technological knowledge and know-how, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the business fabric in its entrepreneurial environment, through innovation and in a global context marked by competitiveness. IK4-TEKNIKER, is one of these nine technological Centers and it was legally formed in 1981 as a non-profit making Foundation, being renowned Centre of Manufacturing Technologies. Preferential sectors covered include Energy, Machine Tool and manufacturing, Automobile sector, Aeronautics and Space, and biomedicine.
RIOGLASS SOLAR SA
Spain
Rioglass Solar is a multinational solar power and renewable energy technology manufacturer, specialized in developing key optical components for concentrated solar power (CSP) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) applications. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Brussels, Rioglass has offices in Spain, the U.S., South Africa, China, Germany, and Italy besides production centres located in Spain, Middle East, Chile, China, the U.S., and South Africa. Rioglass Solar is the global market leader in CSP technologies. With six million mirrors delivered worldwide and 20 years of experience in supplying receiver tubes, Rioglass Solar is the largest provider of CSP heat collector element (HCE) tubes and tempered glass mirrors in the world.
INGENIERIA PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO SL
Spain
INDETEC, S.L. is a SME for engineering, R+D, and commercialization of technical solutions for different processes involved in the chemical and food industry such as: evaporation, distillation, drying, heat exchange, ion exchange, solvent extraction, etc INDETEC was born in 1998 to complete and consolidate VENTO S. Coop., which provides the workshops and construction and commissioning of the machinery that INDETEC designs and sells, becoming GRUPO VENTO. Moreover, the R&D department, certified according the standard UNE 166.002, performs lab and pilot scale experiments that allow the development of industrial processes tailored to the customers’ needs, aimed to obtain fast and profitable results. INDETEC is located in Spain but provides its services all over the world.
FENIKS CLEANING & SAFETY SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Feniks was founded in September 2014 in Seville. Feniks stems from the concern of professionals with over 10 years’ experience in vehicle bodywork of urban cleaning, firefighting and cleaning & maintenance of solar thermal plants. Feniks bases its strategy on two main lines - Personalized customer in search of solving their needs, The faithful compliance with committed manufacturing a product with a differential value in terms of performance and quality. Feniks is specialist on O&M in CSP plants. The company offers an extensive portfolio of vehicles to clean parabolic trough collectors and heliostats, as well as the handling of thermal oil and firefighting. Constantly evolving towards the creation of increasingly more efficient products, as a result of its commitment to R&D, the vehicles developed by Feniks feature automation, increased reflectivity, reduced water consumption and higher speed cleaning and manoeuvring. Actually, Feniks has 10 engineers, 20 direct employees and subcontracted labour.
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
The Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC) is the Spanish national supercomputing facility and a hosting member of the PRACE distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The Centre houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision, and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof. The BSC Earth Sciences Department focuses on high-resolution air quality and meteorological modelling, global and regional mineral dust modelling as well as global and regional climate modelling. The department has a wide experience in running operational atmospheric forecasting systems and delivering timely and quality forecasts, observations, information and knowledge to users. The department currently hosts the CALIOPE air quality forecast system (http://www.bsc.es/caliope), the Barcelona Dust Forecast Centre (http://dust.aemet.es/) and the WMO Regional Center Northen Africa-Middle East-Europe for the Sand and Dust Storm Warning Advisory and Assessment System (SDS-WAS) (http://sds-was.aemet.es/). The department also facilitates knowledge and technology transfer of state-of-the-art research and develops services for renewable energy, urban development, infrastructure, transport, insurance, health and agriculture.
BRIGHTSOURCE INDUSTRIES ISRAEL LTD
Israel
BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrating solar thermal technology to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and industrial-process markets worldwide. BrightSource combines breakthrough technology with world-class solar thermal plant design capabilities to generate clean energy reliably and responsibly. BrightSource’s solar thermal system is designed to minimize impact to the environment and help customers meet their clean energy goals. Headquartered in Oakland, Calif., BrightSource Energy is a privately held company with operations in the United States, China, Europe, Israel and South Africa.
AMIRES SRO
Czech Republic
AMIRES is a consulting company for research, development and innovation projects. Our main strength is the creation of new international sustainable partnerships within innovation focused value chains. Our developed projects remain the main enablers for our industrial clients and their growth and provide the important opportunities for R&D community. AMIRES experienced professionals provide support in strategically oriented innovations for business impact. AMIRES activities focus mainly on the following strategic fields: Energy Efficiency, Photonics, Flexible Electronics, and Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices
RIOGLASS SOLAR SCH, SL
Spain
Rioglass Solar is a multinational solar power and renewable energy technology manufacturer, specialized in developing key optical components for concentrated solar power (CSP) and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) applications. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Brussels, Rioglass has offices in Spain, the U.S., South Africa, China, Germany, and Italy besides production centres located in Spain, Middle East, Chile, China, the U.S., and South Africa. Rioglass Solar is the global market leader in CSP technologies. With six million mirrors delivered worldwide and 20 years of experience in supplying receiver tubes, Rioglass Solar is the largest provider of CSP heat collector element (HCE) tubes and tempered glass mirrors in the world.
BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS
France
Since its foundation in 1956, Bertin has been at the forefront of innovation, one of the leading players in the field of industrial modernization, offering a unique combination of expertise and the development and supply of equipment of a highly technological nature. The 500 engineers and experts deploy their multi-disciplinary knowhow in order to serve our clients and customers working in the sectors of Energy, Environment, Life Sciences, Defence, Aerospace, Industry and Services. As an engineering company, Bertin provides its clients with : Technical assistance and support, Expertise and technology assessment, Technology development, Equipment and industrial products. Offices are located in six other places in France. It beneficiates from technical support from its mother company CNIM in 15 countries all over the world. Within BERTIN Technologies, BERTIN Energy & Environment department (BEE) is dedicated to innovative technologies related to the energy transition and industrial sustainability. The department’s business lines are: Engineering, Consulting & Innovation including Feasibility and engineering studies related to innovative processes such as process engineering, combustion, energy, waste treatment, solar, marine energy, storage, fuel cells, absorption machines, thermochemistry, ship propulsion, launchers, etc. BEE is also acting in Innovation Consulting: Market studies, technology due diligence, R&D roadmaps for Investment funds and Large corporations and Technology development: Support to start-ups in industrializing their innovations, Construction of test benches, Pilots and Demonstrators development. The other fields of BEE are Industrial Risk management, Reliability & maintainability, Energy performance: energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for industrial plants (audit, EPC, financing), Decentralized energy: Design and construction of hybrid projects with renewable energy production and storage and/or gensets, Smart Energy: Proprietary Energy Management System (Enerbird ®): software for optimal control of renewable energy systems based on weather forecast. The company accounts for 460 people (2016), among which 65 people in Energy engineering and consulting.

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