Functional POROus cementitious nanocomposites for heat storage in buildings using Phase Change Materials


Functional POROus cementitious nanocomposites for heat storage in buildings using Phase Change Materials

Project Acronym: PoroPCM
Project ID code: 8I19001
Funding Program: European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan – 5th Joint Call on Functional Porous Materials, funding provider MEYS CR
Period: 04/2019-03/2022

This project is a multilateral cooperation of 7 partners - universities and SMEs from Japan, Germany, Czech Republic and Spain.
Project leader for Europe: Prof. Eduardus Koenders - TU Darmstadt
Project leader for Japan: Prof. Ishida, University of Tokyo

Short abstract of the project
Developing a multifunctional Phase Change Materials modified porous cementitious nanocomposite (PoroPCM) that can be used for storing large amounts of heat energy in the insulation layer of buildings is the main aim of joint synergetic Japan-EU consortium. With this project, partners have the ambition to develop an innovative functional material that combines high conductivity, high insulation capabilities, and high storage capacities within one highly porous cementitious system. The proposed smart technology will encompass a multiscale experimental and numerical approach which covers advanced nanotechnology-based solutions to a full-scale demonstration project. The consortium partners, consisting of excellent universities, research institutes and ambitious SME companies, have the strong ambition to build this new technology in a joint international framework while supporting sustainable and multilateral research cooperation and promoting transnational mobilities between Japan and the European partners through:

  • Joint development of the PoroPCM solution with all consortium partners
  • Joint research and workshops in both Japan and EU;
  • Full-scale demonstration of the PoroPCM product by monitoring its’ thermal performance.

New knowledge and partnerships among the consortium partners will be used for future exchange of students and to enhance the mobilities of researchers with the aim to develop new research initiatives. The PoroPCM project will create 17 deliverables reporting the activities and research results of all partners involved, as well as a full-scale demonstration wall, which will provide a basis for further joint research.