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ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SMART GRID

The use of distributed energy resources is a ’smart’ and less expensive option with respect to the realization of high power large dimentions facilities using the traditional high-voltage transmission lines. In this way we can offer to consumers the possibility to reduce power generation costs, with a higher reliability of the service. Combined with higher energy efficiency, each user also has a certain energy independence because it produces both electricity and heat. HIPER develops innovative ideas for this type of network according to the guidelines of the European Community established in H2020 “Stimulating the innovation potential for a low carbon and efficient energy system”.

PLASMA TECHNOLOGIES

Several scientific studies have shown that vitrification appears to be the best available technology to make inert the dangerous waste and the ashes containing heavy metals arising from the disposal of urban solid waste. In vitrification the waste, by means of a high-temperature treatment using plasma, is converted into a glassy product which can retain pollutants in its structure, thus ensuring durability and chemical inertia and allowing the disposal of the waste. HIPER aims to develop plasma systems to achieve this type of process; the development of this process can have effects also in related sectors

Reduction of the «space debris»

This line of development aims to develop solutions for the simplification of the disposal of space debris at the end of life, in accordance with the new European regulations. HIPER aims to provide very low-cost solutions for the conversion of energy for application in deactivation systems for small space vehicles