MiniStor: The €8.6m project to heat homes

MiniStor: The €8.6m project to heat homes

by Colm Gorey

Researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork are developing a more environmentally friendly heating system using salt and wax.

A new heating project led by the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) at Cork’s Tyndall National Institute has received €8.6m in funding under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. The IERC will develop the technology with 17 other groups across Europe including research facilities, businesses, non-profits and local authorities.

The project, named MiniStor, began development earlier this month with the aim of creating more environmentally friendly home heating, saving homeowners thousands of euros a year in the process. It will be led by the IERC’s Dr Carlos Ochoa and Dr Yongli Yuan.


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