Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) - Coordinator
The Technical University of Madrid stands out as the top technical university in Spain. Within this university, researchers at the Solar Energy Institute have been pioneering the development of a latent heat thermophotovoltaic battery since the project’s inception. With its know-how, UPM will coordinate the project’s efforts and bridge the gap between the different areas of study.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology is the largest University in Norway, specializing in technology and natural sciences. NTNU brings its experience in the field of metallurgy to develop a new process for the manufacturing of the phase change materials, collaborating actively in all developmental phases of the project.
Foseco is a world leader in the supply of foundry consumables and solutions, with more than 100 years of experience in the manufacturing of crucibles. In collaboration with NTNU, Foseco will develop the new crucible concept and assess its scalability.
A recently established start-up, Thermophoton was co-founded by researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The company’s goal is to kick-start the commercialization of the latent heat thermophotovoltaic battery.
An experienced manufacturer of ad-hoc electric furnaces, Entech Energiteknik AB will develop an innovative furnace concept with extreme thermal insulation capability, key to the success of the latent heat thermophotovoltaic technology.
A world leader in advanced metallurgical products, Ferroglobe is one of the largest producers of silicon and silicon alloys and will work with NTNU to assess the scalability of the manufacturing process.
Dedicated to the design, maintenance, and operation of infrastructures, Serveo manages the energy consumption of buildings such as hospitals, airports, and sports centres, giving us access to infrastructures to test Thermobat’s technology.