“REMULFUN” - Renewable Energy Based Multifunctional Solid Sorption Thermal Battery for Year-round Building Thermal Management or Diverse Climatic Conditions of Russia, India and China

06 September 2018

Project coordinator:

Yuriy Aristov

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis


Project partners:

Pradip Dutta

Indian Institute of Science


Li Tingxian

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Funding agencies:

RFBR (Russia), DST (India), MOST (China)


In recent years, the economies of the BRICS countries have been increasingly growing. The Gross Domestic Product of this group is expected to become larger than that of the G7's by 2050. To be sustainable, this impressive growth has to be compatible with environmental quality, like low GHG emissions. In the past, the environmental issues were regulated by the Kyoto Protocol (1997) and since 2016 – by the Paris climate agreement. Fulfilment of these agreements requires the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources and rational use of heat in industry, transport, and dwellings. These new heat sources have lower temperature potential that opens a niche for applying solid sorption technologies for energy transformation, and storage. Therefore current progress in this field is essentially related to the development of innovative adsorptive materials, cycles, and systems which are properly adapted to the new targets. To reach these goals, the three world well-known Institutes are joining their expertise, equipment, and efforts in the proposed project. The main objective of this Joint Project is to develop an advanced multifunctional solid sorption thermal battery for cooling, heating, energy storage, and transformation based on renewable energy. This thermal battery will be adapted to year-round building thermal management for diverse weather patterns experienced in Russia, India and China.