Newsletter 03

January 2020
Project status
Despite the current COVID-19 situation, which is very challenging for all of us, the SCORES project activities are ongoing and the project successfully progresses. However, since some tasks and work will be delayed due to national and international restrictions, an extension of the project by 6 months is foreseen in order to properly conclude all tasks and activities.

We will keep you updated on the extension, but for now, let´s dive into the latest SCORES achievements and progress!
Innovation Agenda by RHC-ETIP
The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP), published the Innovation Agenda  - SRIA in November 2020. This document identifies R&I priorities to boost the market uptake of renewable heating and cooling technologies and thereby realises the Platform’s 2050 Vision.

Luis Coelho from Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, partner of the SCORES project, is one of the authors of the document. Luis Coelho emphasizes the relevance that thermal energy storage technologies will have for the deployment of RHC in cities, districts, industries, and buildings, at small or large scale, to achieve the target of the 100% renewable energy-based heating and cooling (100%RHC) by 2050.

Read the Innovation Agenda here!
SCORES featured in the Project Repository Journal
SCORES project has been featured in the EDMA Project repository journal! You can read the article on our website and also check out the complete edition of the Journal.
Social impact questionnaire
European Projects have always had a big impact on society. Today, EU programmes are implemented everywhere around Europe. And their impact on businesses and communities is bigger than ever before.

In order to collect the views of various stakeholders and identify their needs, habits and preferences related to Thermal Storage Systems, the SCORES project has created a social impact questionnaire.

Please take a moment to fill in the questionnaire, it takes less than 5 minutes. Help us to collect your views and identify your needs related to Thermal Storage.

Recent events
Renewable Heating and Cooling Solutions for Buildings and Industry Workshop
This workshop organized in October 2020 within the Sustainable Places conference. brought together a selection of H2020 EU-funded projects involving experts from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors to discuss a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling for buildings and industry.

Watch the recording of the whole workshop here!
6th General Assembly meeting

Our sixth GA meeting took place on the 6th of November 2020. The meeting was held remotely to keep everyone safe.

2nd review meeting
On December 4th 2020, we were joined by the European Commission representatives to discuss the project results, progress and deviations from the workplan caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Obviously, the meeting took place online and we are really hoping that we will all be able to meet in person soon. 
Planned events
World Sustainable Energy Days 2021
SCORES project will participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2021 Conference! In 2021, the conference shows how we can make a green recovery happen in practice and how the energy transition can contribute as an investment engine to this deep transformation. The event will take place on 21 - 25 June 2021 and is planned as a hybrid - a combination of physical and online sessions, but this is still subject to a change in regards to the COVID-19 situation. We will be part of a joint workshop there, we cannot tell you more at the moment as it is a work in progress, so stay tuned for further information!
The project leading to this application has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 766464.

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