NEW PCM4Buildings 2018

CINEA was present in the Seminar “PCM4Buildings - PCMs: Thermophysical characterization and buildings' applications" that that took place in the Department of Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, on 14th and 15th June, 2018.

The CINEA members Luís Coelho e João Garcia gave two oral presentation in the Seminar. Luís Coelho gave a presentation on 14th June titled “Developments in Thermal Energy Storage, the case of TESSe2b Project” and João Garcia gave a presentation on 15th June titled “The SCORES project and the new compact hybrid storage technologies”.

The Seminar "PCMs4Buildings – PCMs: Thermophysical characterization and buildings' applications" was organized in the framework of the Task 6 of the research project PCMs4Buildings – Systems with PCM-filled rectangular cavities for the storage of solar thermal energy for buildings (

The two-days Seminar was aimed to disseminate the first results of the project PCMs4Buildings concerning the main challenges of the thermophysical characterization of phase change materials (PCMs) and the analysis of the thermal behaviour of some PCMs-based applications for buildings. Several Portuguese research groups with relevant research on PCMs and thermal energy storage (TES) systems and international key-speakers with relevant experience were present and bring their contribution to the discussion.