“Efficient Compact Modular Thermal Energy Storage System – ECHO” project has been accepted by the HORIZON Europe Framework Programme for “CL5-2022-D3-01: Sustainable, Secure and Competitive Energy Supply” project call of year 2022. The ITU coordinator is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Alper AYDIN from our faculty at the Department of Chemical Engineering. The total project budget is 7.1 million Euro and ITU share is 303.816 Euro for 4 years. The technology readiness level (TRL) is 6-7 and 17 international partners are involved in the project.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alper SARIOĞLAN (Chemical Engineering Department), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem SALOĞLU DERTLİ (Disaster Management Institute) and M.Sc. Halil DERTLİ (Chemical Engineering Department) will participate and Master/PhD students will be employed in the project.

ECHO will develop and demonstrate a new plug&play, complete, sustainable, flexible, modular, digitally controlled and competitive system exploiting thermal energy storage. The excellence of ECHO lies in demonstrating that the combination of advanced storage materials with innovative reactors and batch storages, together with advanced digital control, provides long lasting thermal energy storage, with an important load shifting by means of the energy conversion and storage, both for heating and cooling demand. ECHO results will be an innovative, compact and smart TES solution, based on the use and optimization of thermochemical materials (TCMs), combined with phase change materials (PCMs).