SFERA III

Solar Facilities for the European Research Area

About

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SFERA III is a Horizon 2020 project funded under the Research Infrastructure Programme. The consortium is coordinated by CIEMAT-PSA and made by a total of 15 partners from 9 EU member countries. The project runs from January 2019 to December 2022 and will receive a 9,103 M€ EC grant over these 4 years.

The overall objective of this project is to carry on with the work done during the past 8 years in the  SFERA 1 and SFERA 2 projects and reinforce the sustainability of the activities of the European advanced Concentrating Solar Power research infrastructures.

Those activities will include (i) networking activities to further develop the cooperation between the research infrastructures, the scientific community, industries and other stakeholders; (ii) transnational access activities aiming at providing access to all European researchers from both academia and industry to singular scientific and technological solar research infrastructures; and (iii) joint research activities whose sole purpose is to improve the integrated services provided by the infrastructure.

CONSORTIUM

 

15 partners
9 countries

DURATION
years

START-END DATE

 

01 january 2019
31 december 2022

BUDGET
milions

TECHNOLOGY

 

Concentrated
Solar Power

Access to CSP
Research Infrastructures

Provision of Transnational Access to CIESOL

Provision of Transnational Access to METU

Provision of Transnational Access to LNEG

Provision of Transnational Access to FRAUNHOFER

Provision of Transnational Access to CYI

Provision of Transnational Access to IMDEA

Provision of Transnational Access to ETHZ

Provision of Transnational Access to UEVORA

Provision of Transnational Access to CEA

Provision of Transnational Access to DLR

Provision of Transnational Access to ENEA

Provision of Transnational Access to PROMES-CNRS

  FONT ROMEU ODEILLO (FRANCE)

Provision of Transnational Access to PSA-CIEMAT

  (Spain)

News

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Success Stories from Transnational Access: the ShARON project, from CENER to CEA

As the 1st SFERA-III campaign for Transnational Access has been achieved, let’s have a look on its most promising projects carried out! This time, we focus on ShARON, a project led by CENER (Spain) that was granted access to the...
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SFERA-III at the 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability (virtual)

SFERA-III partner ETH Zurich presented the project during the virtual edition of the 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, which took place on 17-18 June 2020. The International Conference on Energy Sustainability is an annual event organised by the American...
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Scientific Publication: High redox performance of Y0.5Ba0.5CoO3−δ for thermochemical oxygen production and separation

ETZ Zürich published a scientific publication about SFERA-III in the April 2020 issue of the international journal Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. The paper is available in open access. Abstract The efficient production and separation of oxygen is essential for numerous...
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802