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Framework of Innovation for Engineering of New Durable Solar Surfaces

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Project "FRIENDS2" data sheet

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postcode: 1328

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 346˙500 €
 EC max contribution 346˙500 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-RISE
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    NANO4ENERGY SLNE ES (MADRID) participant 63˙000.00
4    ABENGOA RESEARCH SL ES (SEVILLA) participant 36˙000.00
5    METAL ESTALKI SL ES (DERIO BIZKAIA) participant 18˙000.00
6    PROFACTOR GMBH AT (STEYR GLEINK) participant 9˙000.00


 Project objective

Increasing the share of renewables in the European energy mix has a key function for the security of energy supply and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. This proposal is entitled “Framework of Innovation for Engineering of New Durable Solar Surfaces”, (acronym FRIENDS2) and aims at achieving a European network for the transfer of knowledge to establish a shared culture of research and innovation which allows turning creative ideas in the field of surface engineering into innovative solutions for concentrating solar power (CSP) applications. FRIENDS2 will be led by one large European industry (Abengoa) who is a world leader in the development of CSP plants. The other FRIENDS2 participants are two well-recognized academic organizations (the University of Cranfield and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden - Rossendorf e.V.), and one SME (Metal Estalki). The purpose of FRIENDS2 is to strengthen the inter-sectoral capabilities in research and development of coating designs in order to improve the performance of CSP key components (reflectors, receivers and containers for heat storage) for high temperature applications. The methodology of this joint research proposal contains aspects of very high novelty. It includes computer modelling, multi-technique coating deposition, use of advanced characterization techniques, and the possibility of scaling-up new coating developments. Special attention is paid to the intersectoral transfer of knowledge and to the establishment of a long-lasting international network with global impact. It is worth noting that a substantial fraction of secondments (51%) will be carried out from the industrial to the academic sector. With the proposed approach, there will be an effective transfer of knowledge among the partners which will pave the road from fundamental research to applied innovation of surface engineering solutions for further CSP development.


List of deliverables.
Annual workshop on Science-to business translation of knowledge Other 2019-09-02 09:27:05
Annual workshop on Innovation on From lab to fab scale processes Other 2019-09-02 09:27:05
Annual workshop on Advanced Coatings and Characterization techniques Other 2019-09-02 09:27:04
Annual workshop on Innovation on new coating of surface engineering for durable coatings Other 2019-09-02 09:27:04
Newsletter and webpage Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-02 09:27:04
Kick off meeting report Documents, reports 2019-09-02 09:27:04

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FRIENDS2 deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 R. Escobar-Galindo, E. Guillén, I. Heras, G. Rincón-Llorente, M. Alcón-Camas, F. Lungwitz, F. Munnik, E. Schumann, I. Azkona, M. Krause
Design of high-temperature solar-selective coatings based on aluminium titanium oxynitrides Al y Ti 1-y (O x N 1-x ). Part 2: Experimental validation and durability tests at high temperature
published pages: 183-191, ISSN: 0927-0248, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.04.027
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 185 2019-09-02
2015 Irene Heras, Elena Guillén, Matthias Krause, Ainhoa Pardo, Jose L. Endrino, Ramón Escobar Galindo
Solar selective coatings based on carbon: transition metal nanocomposites
published pages: 955908, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2189515
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications X 2019-09-02
2018 Robert Wenisch, Frank Lungwitz, Daniel Hanf, René Heller, Jens Zscharschuch, René Hübner, Johannes von Borany, Gintautas Abrasonis, Sibylle Gemming, Ramon Escobar-Galindo, Matthias Krause
Cluster Tool for In Situ Processing and Comprehensive Characterization of Thin Films at High Temperatures
published pages: 7837-7842, ISSN: 0003-2700, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00923
Analytical Chemistry 90/13 2019-09-02
2018 Erik Schumann, René Hübner, Jörg Grenzer, Sibylle Gemming, Matthias Krause
Percolated Si:SiO2 Nanocomposites: Oven- vs. Millisecond Laser-Induced Crystallization of SiOx Thin Films
published pages: 525, ISSN: 2079-4991, DOI: 10.3390/nano8070525
Nanomaterials 8/7 2019-09-02
2018 I. Heras, E. Guillén, F. Lungwitz, G. Rincón-Llorente, F. Munnik, E. Schumann, I. Azkona, M. Krause, R. Escobar-Galindo
Design of high-temperature solar-selective coatings based on aluminium titanium oxynitrides Al y Ti 1−y (O x N 1−x ). Part 1: Advanced microstructural characterization and optical simulation
published pages: 81-92, ISSN: 0927-0248, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.10.015
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 176 2019-09-02
2018 Gonzalo Rincón-Llorente, Irene Heras, Elena Guillén Rodríguez, Erik Schumann, Matthias Krause, Ramón Escobar-Galindo
On the Effect of Thin Film Growth Mechanisms on the Specular Reflectance of Aluminium Thin Films Deposited via Filtered Cathodic Vacuum Arc
published pages: 321, ISSN: 2079-6412, DOI: 10.3390/coatings8090321
Coatings 8/9 2019-09-02
2015 E. Guillén, I. Heras, G. Rincón Llorente, F. Lungwitz, M. Alcon-Camas, R. Escobar-Galindo
Room temperature deposition of highly dense TiO 2 thin films by filtered cathodic vacuum arc
published pages: 95580S, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2189503
Nanostructured Thin Films VIII 2019-09-02
2016 I. Heras, M. Krause, G. Abrasonis, A. Pardo, J.L. Endrino, E. Guillén, R. Escobar-Galindo
Advanced characterization and optical simulation for the design of solar selective coatings based on carbon: transition metal carbide nanocomposites
published pages: 580-590, ISSN: 0927-0248, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.07.011
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 157 2019-09-02
2019 Frank Lungwitz, Ramon Escobar-Galindo, Daniel Janke, Erik Schumann, Robert Wenisch, Sibylle Gemming, Matthias Krause
Transparent conductive tantalum doped tin oxide as selectively solar-transmitting coating for high temperature solar thermal applications
published pages: 84-93, ISSN: 0927-0248, DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.03.012
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 196 2019-09-02

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