UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA (UNIROMA)

RTD/University-Project Coordinator. UNIROMA will act as coordinator of the ACHIEVE project and lead WP1. The department of mechanical and aerospace engineering (DIMA) of UNIROMA is equipped with a wide range of computational fluid dynamic software, capable of performing complex simulations. UNIROMA will contribute to the project by providing expertise, software tools, reduced chemical mechanisms, reactive flow diagnostics and computational fluid dynamics simulations (CFD) in relation to unconventional H2 blends. Their capabilities also include numerical reaction of reacting flow using RANS/LES/DNS methods, research on intrinsic premixed flame instabilities of H2-rich fuels gas turbines, as well as reduction and analysis of chemical kinetic mechanisms.

Francesco Creta

Professor

Pasquale Eduardo Lapenna

Professor

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE (UNIFI)

RTD/University. The Heat Transfer and Combustion group of the Industrial Engineering department at the university of Firenze (DIEF) include in their research and expertise area the field of heat transfer and combustion in turbomachinery, carried out at experimental and numerical level. Within the project UNIFI will oversee the development and validation of a LES framework based on a generalized ATF approach coupled with reduced chemistry models.

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN (TUB)

RTD/University. The Chair of Experimental Fluid Dynamics at TUB is a leading research institute in flow control, combustion dynamics and instabilities, and wind energy. Its fundamental knowledge and dedicated experimental infrastructures for measuring flame response with acoustic and optical technics, match perfectly with the requirements for the fundamental research on H2/NH3 flames in this proposal. TUB will focus in: a) Understanding NOx formation mechanism using simulations and a novel algorithm for sub-mechanism accounting and rection tracing; b) investigate the combustion properties of H2/NH3 blends at various operating conditions, and c) investigate the flame response at unconventional fuel blends, such as NH3 or EGR, to reveal thermoacoustic sensitivity of future combustion systems.

ALESSANDRO ORCHINI

Professor

OLIVER PASCHEREIT 

Professor

Finn Simon Lückoff

Professor

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT (TU Delft)

RTD/University. The chair of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion at TUD is an important centre for research and development in sustainable aviation and is making important contributions to reducing the environmental impact of aviation. The research conducted by the chair focuses on developing more sustainable aircraft propulsion systems, including electric and hybrid-electric systems, as well as improving the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of conventional engines. Within ACHIEVE project TUD will focus on investigate the fundamental behaviour of unconventional H2 mixtures in an Enclosed Jet in Hot Co-Flow Burner and in a Swirl Stabilised Burner, and to provide accurate dataset to modelers.

Dr Francesca De Domenico

Professor

Dr Ivan Langella

Professor

Prof Arvind Gangoli Rao

Professor

Rishikesh Sampat PhD

Candidate

Teresa Gonçalves MSc

Student

PHOENIX BIOPOWER AB

Industry. PBP is an SME developing a high-efficiency power generation system called Biomass-fired TopCycle (BTC). The heart of BTC system is a fuel-flexible gas turbine system with ultra-humid combustion at stochiometric conditions. PBP has established a highly skilled group of people with competence directly relating to the tasks in the ACHIEVE project. The company has established its own highly specialized facilities for gas turbine combustion and gasification and has a broad range of activities for system integration, plant engineering and evaluations.

HENRIK BÅGE

Professor

MICHAEL BARTLETT

Professor

STATE ENTERPRISE ZORYA MASHPROEKT GAS TURBINE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION COMPLEX (ZORYA)

Industry. ZORYA will provide of long experience in the development, construction and maintenance of robust gas turbines. ZORYA will act as a technical advisor, focused on contributing to the analysis of the risks of H2 blends, as well as the technical specifications that burners should acquire for these types of blends.

ZABALA INNOVATION (ZABALA)

Consultancy firm. ZABALA is a consultancy firm with a wide experience in technology transfer, communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities related to European projects.

Neus Pitarch

Professor

Carla Sala

Professor

Juan José Candel

Professor

Sergio Girbés

Candidate

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

RTD/University. KAUST is an independent, non-profit, academic institution aiming to advance science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research. Within the ACHIEVE project KAUST will provide a high-pressure combustion duct (HPCD), a bespoke facility capable of hosting a wide variety of burners and operating them at elevated pressure (up to 40 bar) and thermal power (up to 100kW). The Clean Combustion Research Centre (CCRC) in KAUST will bring expertise on measurement at practical operating conditions, namely high pressure, and high turbulence, and on the development of optical measurements techniques.

PHOENIX BIOPOWER SWITZERLAND GMBH

Industry. PBP-CH is a daughter company of PBP. The combustion Team of PBP is located in Switzerland and employs 3 experienced engineers with over 60 years of accumulated experience in gas turbine combustion at large OEM companies like Alstom and GE. The company has successfully applied at the Swiss funding agency Innosuisse to explore the Swiss market. PBP-CH is well networked worldwide and in Switzerland with research institutes and companies from the energy sector.

FELIX GÜTHE

Professor

REDDY ALEMELA

Professor

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