MATChING

MATChING or  “Materials & Technologies for Performance Improvement of Cooling Systems performance in Power Plants” is a collaborative project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program. It has the aim to reduce the cooling water demand in the energy sector.

MATChING is managed by a multi-stakeholder consortium led by Enel and encompassing 16 partners from 6 EU member states.

Project start data: 01-03-2016
Project end-date: 01-09-2019

Budget: 11.8 M€

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Partners

The MATChING consortium comprises four utilities (EDF, ENDESA, ENEL, ENEL GREEN POWER), five technology providers (AQUASTILL, INTEGASA, IONICS, PATHEMA, SPIG), six research institutes (AIMEN, CNR ITM, DTI, LABORELEC, MATERIA NOVA, VITO) and one consulting firm (SWECO).

The partners are from six different EU-countries: four from Italy, four from Belgium, three from Spain, three from The Netherlands, one from France, and one from Denmark.

Coordinator:
Danila Cumbo
Enel Ingegneria & Ricerca SpA
Via Andrea Pisano 120
56122 Pisa (PI)  ITALY
Email to: danila.cumbo@enel.com

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Demonstration Sites

Twelve (12) technological solutions, starting from different Technological Readiness Levels will be tested at nine (9) Pilot/ Demo Sites, with the goal to implement them in power plants at short, medium and long term.

The list of demonstrators includes: 2 demo sites (Italy, Spain), 3 pilot sites (Belgium, Italy, France) and 4 existing sites (France, Belgium, Spain), of which two are movable and will be brought on site to work in real power plants context.

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Stakeholders community

Matching has a stakeholder community which has been established with the aim to have an audience constantly informed on the project outcomes, providing important feedback on policy, regulation and business cases.

It is composed of relevant power industry representatives, European bodies and platforms on environment, water and materials as well as market players in the water treatment field.

Their role is to bring their own expertise, to share their point of view and to disseminate project relevant outcomes to other potential end-users, policy makers and public bodies.

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Project overview

Power generation is a sector requiring great amounts of water: cooling water for energy production accounts in fact, for 45% of total water abstraction in European Union second only to agriculture.

MATCHING or  “Materials & Technologies for Performance Improvement of Cooling Systems performance in Power Plants” is a collaborative project, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, which has the aim to reduce the cooling water demand in the energy sector.

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Latest news

Third General Assembly meeting in A Coruña

The Third General Assembly Meeting of MATChING project took place on March 21-22, 2018, in A Coruña, Spain. The meeting started on March 21st with an an update of the project status, for each WP; it ended on March 22nd with the site visit at As Pontes installation. 

 

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Demonstration sites

A total of 9 test sites/facilities will be used within the project. The list of demonstrators includes: 2 demo sites (Italy, Spain), 3 pilot sites (Belgium, Italy, France) and 4 existing sites (France, Belgium, Spain), of which two are movable and will be brought on site to work in real power plants context.

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Partners

The MATChING consortium comprises four utilities (EDF, ENDESA, ENEL, ENEL GREEN POWER), five technology providers (AQUASTILL, INTEGASA, IONICS, PATHEMA, SPIG), six research institutes (AIMEN, CNR ITM, DTI, LABORELEC, MATERIA NOVA, VITO) and one consulting firm (SWECO).

The partners are from six different EU-countries, four from Italy, four from Belgium, three from Spain, three from The Netherlands, one from France, and one from Denmark.

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Stakeholder Community

MATChING's stakeholder community is composed of relevant power industry representatives, European bodies and platforms on environment, water and materials as well as market players in the water treatment field.

Their role is to bring their own expertise, to share their point of view and to disseminate project relevant outcomes to other potential end-users, policy makers and public bodies.

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