Mercedes-Benz Türk (MBT) had recently arranged a business-to-business (B2B) meeting and factory visit on October 19 on its premises in Istanbul, Turkey. The agenda was to discuss their recent research and development (R&D) activities and..... [Mercedes-Benz Türk (MBT)](https://www.mercedesbenzturk.com.tr/) had recently arranged a business-to-business (B2B) meeting and factory visit on October 19 on its premises in Istanbul, Turkey. The agenda was to discuss their recent research and development (R&D) activities and future collaboration prospects with [Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/) and with five other international organisations, of which some are operating in Turkey; the [University of Surrey](https://www.surrey.ac.uk/) (UK), [Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology](https://www.list.lu/) (Luxembourg), [Turkish-German University](https://www.tau.edu.tr/en) (Turkey), [Oyak Renault Cars ](https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/our-company/locations/bursa-oyak-plant-2/)(Turkey), and [Panasonic Electronics](https://holdings.panasonic/global/) (Turkey). The meeting included a brief on the EU’s [ESCALATE Project](https://www.escalate-eu.com/) of which MBT is one of the collaborative partners; and an introduction to the [UYAM Surface Research Center](https://eu.immib.org.tr/en/proje/uyam-international-center-for-surveys-and-innovation/). Each organisation also presented its R&D activities and upcoming initiatives and prospects for collaborative works in the future. On behalf of Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS), Dr M A Hye Chowdhury (Lead Technologist) and Dr M Azizur Rahman (Associate Director, Technical) attended the meeting and presented Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)'s recent R&D activities regarding the [ALBATROSS](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) Project. Particularly, the development by TVS of the novel Battery Passport and Digital Product Passport, for the EU-funded [ALBATROSS](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) project, fascinated the participants. In this project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is working on the economic and environmental impact of a novel approach, the development and population of the database, the development of a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) design automation system for eco-design, and the development of sustainability mode. The development of a Battery passport is undoubtedly going to be one of the milestones of the project that Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is developing for the Albatross Project, TVS members mentioned. Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)’s wide range of experiences in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) across several industrial domains with special consideration on circular economy and contribution to the [Net Zero mission](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/news/geothermal-energy-mission-towards-the-net-zero) were also highlighted in the meeting. _The Albatross Project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 963580._
Geothermal energy has emerged as a frontrunner in the quest for sustainable and renewable energy sources, offering a reliable and eco-friendly alternative to conventional power generation. A multidimensional approach is essential, encompassing efficiency, flexibility, and environmental considerations to exploit the full potential of geothermal energy. This is precisely where the “Technologies for geothermal to enhance competitiveness in smart and flexible operation” ([GeoSmart project](https://www.geosmartproject.eu/)) introduces a game-changing tool: the GeoSmart Decision Support System (DSS). In this article, [Dr. Mahfuza Ahmed](https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mahfuza-Ahmed), Collaborative Research Leader at Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS), gives us an extensive overview of the GeoSmart Decision Support System (DSS) and the sustainable development prospect in the geothermal energy sector. #### The GeoSmart Project: A Glimpse into Sustainable Energy At the heart of the GeoSmart project lies a collective vision to revolutionise geothermal energy solutions. The primary objective of GeoSmart is to provide flexible and more efficient geothermal energy solutions by implementing innovative mechanisms like Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems, Scaling Reduction Systems (SRS), and adiabatic cooling technologies. By utilising Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in the PCM Storage system and Water Thermocline, we aim to enhance the flexibility of existing geothermal power plants while ensuring a reliable and sustainable energy supply. Furthermore, the SRS and the adiabatic cooling system are the technologies that enhance the efficiency of the plants. GeoSmart strives to create a paradigm shift by optimising geothermal power plant operations through innovative technologies and knowledge-based decision-making. #### Unveiling the GeoSmart Decision Support System (DSS) The GeoSmart DSS is the project's keystone, offering a comprehensive platform for informed decision-making in geothermal energy management. This sophisticated web-based application integrates many models, algorithms, and knowledge-based decision rules to provide a holistic geothermal energy utilisation and optimisation framework. Through an intuitive user interface, the DSS enables geothermal power plant operators and developers to navigate the complexities of system design, operation, cost and environmental impact assessments. #### The Building Blocks: Flexibility Solutions, Efficiency Enhancement Solutions, and Solution Optimisation The GeoSmart DSS is structured around two parent classes: Flexibility Solutions and Efficiency Enhancement Solutions. These classes encapsulate modules, each tailored to address specific facets of geothermal power plants, which go through financial and environmental optimisations. #### Flexibility Solutions: Pioneering Thermal Energy Storage (TES) The Thermal Energy Storage (TES) modules lie at the core of Flexibility Solutions. These modules, including PCM and Water Thermocline storage systems, offer dynamic and efficient energy management. The PCM module harnesses the remarkable properties of phase change materials to store and release energy efficiently, optimising thermal energy utilisation. The Water Thermocline module offers a cutting-edge approach to thermal energy storage, empowering users to optimise charging and discharging parameters for enhanced energy flexibility. #### Efficiency Enhancement Solutions: Elevating System Performance Efficiency Enhancement Solutions focuses on maximising geothermal power plant performance through innovative technologies. The Scaling Reduction System module is a bulwark against scaling issues, incorporating components like the Scaling Heat Exchanger, Scaling Reactor, and Retention Tank. This system effectively mitigates scaling potential, ensuring the seamless operation of geothermal power plants. Whereas, the Adiabatic Cooling System module, driven by weather data and cooling fan parameters, optimises cooling strategies, reducing water consumption and enhancing environmental sustainability. #### Optimisation for Informed Decisions: The Synergy of Cost Analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment What sets the GeoSmart DSS apart is its innate capacity for optimisation. The DSS performs the cost and environmental impact analyses for each GeoSmart innovation (TES, SRS, Adiabatic cooling system). The environmental impact analysis includes the impact on climate change (carbon footprint), human health, ecosystem quality and resources. And also evaluate the overall environmental footprint of the GeoSmart components. Financial metrics such as Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE), Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback Period (PBP), and Return on Investment (ROI), seamlessly intertwine with ecological considerations. Together, DSS offers a comprehensive evaluation of the GeoSmart proposed solutions, empowering users to make decisions that holistically balance economic viability and environmental stewardship. This distinctive approach propels the GeoSmart DSS beyond conventional decision support systems. It becomes a compass, guiding stakeholders toward energy solutions that harmonise fiscal prudence and environmental responsibility. Integrating these critical optimisation components, the GeoSmart DSS embodies a paradigm shift, spearheading geothermal power plant operations toward a more sustainable future. #### Visualising the GeoSmart DSS Workflow As we navigate the GeoSmart DSS, it's vital to visualise how the modules interact and contribute to the decision-making process. The following flowchart illustrates the inter-connection of the modules within the DSS: ![Untitled.png](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Untitled_34f095e63d.png) Fig: Flowchart of GeoSmart KBDSS Modules This visual representation encapsulates the journey from Plant Characterization to Flexibility Solutions and Efficiency Enhancement Solutions. Then, all of them go through cost and environmental optimisations, highlighting the seamless integration that forms the bedrock of the GeoSmart DSS. #### Making Informed Choices: The GeoSmart DSS in Action As users input data into the GeoSmart DSS, the system processes this information through knowledge-based decision rules, cost analysis, and environmental impact models. The output is a wealth of insights, empowering users to make informed decisions that optimise financial viability and ecological sustainability. The GeoSmart DSS serves as a compass, guiding users towards geothermal energy solutions that balance economic efficiency and environmental responsibility. The GeoSmart DSS operates as a cohesive ecosystem, with each module intricately connected to the others. The outputs from the Plant Characterisation module serve as foundational inputs for both Flexibility Solutions and Efficiency Enhancement Solutions. This interconnectedness ensures that decisions are based on a holistic understanding of the geothermal power plant's characteristics and requirements. As users progress through the system, the integration of Flexibility Solutions allows for dynamic energy management. The TES modules empower users to tailor energy storage and release strategies, optimising power plant performance in response to fluctuating energy demands. Meanwhile, the Efficiency Enhancement Solutions further elevate system efficiency, ensuring smooth operations and reduced environmental impact. ### Conclusion: A Bright Path Forward The GeoSmart DSS stands as a testament to the power of technology and innovation in shaping the future of geothermal energy. By providing a comprehensive platform that marries innovations and knowledge-based models, as well as data-driven analysis and environmental consciousness, the DSS equips stakeholders with the tools needed to make decisions that transcend short-term gains and empower them to embark on a sustainable energy journey. With the increasing global emphasis on renewable resources, the GeoSmart DSS leads the path for geothermal power plants that demonstrate efficiency and a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. As the GeoSmart project continues to evolve and innovate, the GeoSmart DSS remains at the forefront of a transformative energy paradigm, offering a glimpse of what the future holds - a future where geothermal energy is not just harnessed but optimised, sustained, and celebrated for its immense potential in shaping a better world. With the increasing global emphasis on renewable resources, the GeoSmart DSS leads the path for geothermal power plants that demonstrate efficiency and a strong commitment to environmental responsibility. #### GeoSmart Webinar [Register](https://www.geosmartproject.eu/news-and-media/2023/register-for-the-december-2023-geosmart-project-webinar) and join for a webinar ‘Geothermal Power for a Smart Electricity Market and Grids,’ on 1 December 2023 to experience an insightful and informative exploration of the initial findings from the GeoSmart project: ![GeoSmart-Webinar-Dec-23-Banner.xd621eafa.png](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Geo_Smart_Webinar_Dec_23_Banner_xd621eafa_bbbd785b49.png) GeoSmart Project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement 818576.
Sustainable and cost-efficient Concepts enabling green power production from supercritical and superhot geothermal wells ([COMPASS](https://compass-geothermal.com/)) project meeting and workshop was held on November 7-8, 2023 at Trondheim, Norway. The meeting was hosted by [SINTEF](https://www.sintef.no/en/), one of the [consortium](https://compass-geothermal.com/consortium/) members of the Project. **Presentations, discussions and decisions:** The COMPASS consortium contains a diverse team of major geothermal research institutes and leading industry players. This combination ensures cross-fertilisation, sharing of knowledge and experience, and seamless transfer of the novel well construction technologies by industry application. The first day of the meeting mostly included presentations on the overviews of the work programs and detailed updates on the technical activities, the upcoming results were also discussed among the members in this session. ![Screenshot 2023-11-27 at 14-28-12 COMPASS_Proposal_Final.pdf.png](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Screenshot_2023_11_27_at_14_28_12_COMPASS_Proposal_Final_pdf_1b302320f9.png) >_Fig : COMPASS work packages_ The day also included a workshop titled “Replication and spillover effects”. The workshop was about identifying possible spill-over applications for potential products from [COMPASS technology](lhttps://compass-geothermal.com/about-us-2/) and methods in various geological settings and industries. The second day of the meeting was all about an exciting visit to the SINTEF laboratory and workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). The visit gave opportunities to the consortium members to meet geothermal experts and discuss the know-how of deep geothermal drilling. A couple of joint decisions were made during the meeting. One of those included the involvement of [CURISTEC ](https://www.curistec.com/) in arranging collaborative discussions based on work package 3, i.e. thermal stress mitigation solution. In another session, Technovative Solutions Limited ([TVS](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/)) explained the updates on the Environmental Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of the project. The next COMPASS biannual meeting is scheduled to be held in May 2024, in the UK, where Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) plans to demonstrate the LCA tools for well completion and surface plants. **Contribution of TVS to the COMPASS project** For the COMPASS Project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is developing the Cradle-to-Gate (system boundary includes the construction phase of a product) LCA and parameterised cost models for well completion using casing and foam cementing solutions and also developing the Cradle-to-Grave (system boundary includes construction, operation & maintenance (O&M) and End of Life (EoL) Phases of a product) LCA and parameterised cost models for surface plants. **TVS presentation in the meeting** In the meeting, Dr M A Hye Chowdhury (Lead Technologist-TVS), on behalf of Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS), presented the progress update of Cost and LCA models for well completion and surface plant. The presentation included a summary of the activities of the COMPASS database management system (DBMS), resource consumption calculation pages of casings, and liners for well completion. **About COMPASS Project** The COMPASS is a Horizon Europe project that aims to develop, test and verify improved and innovative drilling and completion technologies to increase the number of economically viable high-temperature geothermal wells, and thereby reduce the environmental impact and cost associated with the provision of geothermal energy. Sustainable and cost-efficient concepts are enabling green power production from supercritical/superhot geothermal wells. Drilling geothermal wells into extremely hot conditions presents an opportunity to access new resources that traditional geothermal wells cannot reach. In addition, these wells have the potential to produce significantly more power than conventional ones, resulting in a reduction in the environmental impact of geothermal energy production. The project will address concerns about maintaining the integrity of the well in high-temperature environments and managing the corrosive fluid chemistry. COMPASS will introduce innovative well designs to address these challenges, including developing new foam cement solutions suitable for high-temperature formations to improve well integrity and utilising cost-effective laser cladding to enhance corrosion protection inside casing pipes. These technology developments will be enhanced with a robust well design solution addressing challenges, reducing project risk and enabling reduction of LCOE. The new well concept will enable cost-effective geothermal developments in new types of geological settings and new regions. _This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº. 101084623._
The 5th General Assembly meeting of the [Albatross Project H2020](https://www.linkedin.com/company/h2020-albatross-project/) was held on 5-6 July in Amsterdam. Individual members from the consortium attended the two-day meeting and workshop. The assembly was a great opportunity for the Albatross Project H2020 partners to define the essential points that will ensure a proper application of the developments produced so far. [Dr Fahim Chowdhury ](https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAmOCe8BTpWi90F4VGUBtEzFN3EsY6xoWws) (Director) and [Dr Mohammad Azizur Rahman](https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAM3a5oBwttFoF-WdKho61IH9MNvczeua0s) (Associate Director-Technical), attended the meeting on behalf of the Technovative Solutions LTD (TVS) team. The first day of the meeting consisted of presentations of each work package’s progress since the previous general assembly. TVS is leading work package 7, ‘Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability’ of the project. The key deliverables of the package include the economic and environmental impact of a novel approach, the development and population of the database, the development of a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) design automation system for eco-design and the development of sustainability mode. The development of a Battery passport is going to be one of the milestones of the project that TVS is developing. ![3.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/3_13f169e69a.jpg) As a part of TVS’s activities, Dr. Fahim Chowdhury updated the consortium members about the overall progress of the WP7 and the concept and details of the Battery Passport for Electrical Vehicles and the Digital EV Battery passport in the meeting. The future application of the Battery Passport and the next steps with Electric Vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (EV OEM) ([Mercedes-Benz Türk A.Ş](https://www.linkedin.com/company/mercedesbenzturk/)., [Cleantron cleantech batteries](https://www.linkedin.com/company/cleantron/), [Yesilova Group](https://www.linkedin.com/company/yesilovaholding/), and others) were also discussed in detail. The second day of the meeting was about detailed discussions on module manufacturing; battery thermal management system (BTMS) development and integration; assembly and testing planning; logistics stream sequence; and dissemination & communication. About the Project: ALBATROSS addresses the needs of the European Electric and Hybrid-Electric passenger vehicle market by overcoming driver concerns relating to battery range and anxiety, cost, long-term reliability, and excessive charging times. ALBATROSS will develop an integrated approach based on smart batteries combined with lightweight designs. For more information about the project: [https://albatross-h2020.eu/ ](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 963580.
The 2nd CLIMAS* partners meeting was held on June 21-22, 2023, in Vilnius, Lithuania. Back in January 2023, a new EU-funded project, “[Climate change citizens engagement toolbox for dealing with Societal resilience” (CLIMAS)](https://www.climas-project.eu/)*, was [launched](https://www.climas-project.eu/climas-involving-civil-society-in-climate-adaptation-and-resilience-efforts/) to accelerate the transformation to climate resilience by improving citizen engagement through a toolbox expected to further democratise citizen assemblies within 150 EU regions. **Discussion points and outcome** During the meeting, the respective consortium members presented and discussed the current status of each task of their work packages; planned the details of the next six-month activities and overview of activities for the next year; discussed implementing the policies that are already delivered or on the way to do so in the project activities: gender equality and sensitivity, data protection, ethics; and discussed the co-creation activities of the tools at living labs and planned the schedule. The presentation of each of the tasks gave an overview of the recent development on climate assembly set-up, facilitation, and follow-up, especially on the existing methods and tools, and provided a clear indication of the opportunity for further development, especially on the supporting tools. The Living Lab partners and Climate Assembly partners were also informed about their support for the co-creation, testing, and validation process. Finally, the project coordination got a clear picture of the status of the project and the activities planned for the next year. ![Screenshot 2023-10-02 at 13-11-40 PowerPoint Presentation - CLIMAS-SLIDE-DECK.pdf.png](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Screenshot_2023_10_02_at_13_11_40_Power_Point_Presentation_CLIMAS_SLIDE_DECK_pdf_1447e1d9a5.png) >The specific CLIMAS methodology (design thinking process) **TVS’ Contribution to the CLIMAS Project** In the project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is leading the work package 3, i.e., co-creating the climate change citizens engagements Toolbox for regional and local entities. The Toolbox will proactively address possible tensions, points of controversy, and dilemmas related to the adaptation to resilience. The work package is directly related to the expertise of TVS as the only company in the consortium that has extensive experience in digital tool development, especially in the field of Environmental Science and Software engineering. ![1687354394477.jpeg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/1687354394477_3ec4428bc7.jpeg) The deliverables within this work package include: Tools to enable follow-up and climate assembly outcomes on dynamic climate change adaptation A knowledge and evidence-based support tool for climate assemblies’ agenda setting Climate Assembly Portal: Exploring Participatory Platforms. In the 2nd CLIMAS partners’ meeting, Dr Mohammad Azizur Rahman, Associate Director, TVS, presented the progress of climate assembly portal development. The next General Assembly will be on 14-15 December in Vienna, Austria. The responsibility of TVS is to compile the WP3 tasks reporting and also present its own progress on different tasks where it is involved. __This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe under Grant Agreement N° 101094021.__
According to an estimation by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 90 percent of the world’s electricity can, and should come from renewable energy by 2050. Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas, are by far the largest contributor to global climate change, accounting for over 75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and nearly 90 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Fossil fuels still account for more than 80 percent of global energy production, and about 29 percent of electricity currently comes from renewable sources. The coming decade is expected to see continued growth in renewables. The increase in solar power, for example, will mostly be driven by increased self-consumption and more rooftop panel installation. To meet the challenge of future energy demands, the European Commission has been creating several energy policies to support access to secure, affordable, and sustainable energy supplies. These policies aim to increase the share of renewable energy sources (RES) to at least 27% of the total energy consumption by 2030 and 55% by 2050. Notably, geothermal has by far the lowest carbon footprint (20-30 kg CO 2 /MWh), compared to those of biogas (150-250 kg CO 2 /MWh) or fossil fuels (500-1000 kg CO 2 /MWh). However, geothermal is currently the most under-utilized of renewable resources, even though it is in principle, via Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS), possible to use anywhere. A key issue with deep geothermal is the high cost. Having both the baseload and dispatchable mode of operational capabilities, in the long run, sustainable geothermal energy will replace the role of current fossil-based baseload power plant (such as coal, etc.), promoting more and more intermittent renewable energy (such as solar, wind, etc.) integration into the future decarbonised power grid. This becomes increasingly important as renewables such as wind and PV solar are intermittent and focussed on electricity production while traditional electricity production (nuclear, fossil) is being phased out. This is combined with a potentially large increase in demand for electricity via electric cars and the rapid development of global economies. ![Zero-Net.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Zero_Net_77f51d05d2.jpg) Technovative Solutions Ltd. (TVS) is constantly working on several technologies to improve the performance of different RES technologies and of geothermal power plants to achieve the policy objectives. In the ongoing net-zero projects, funded by the EU, TVS’s functions include: [COMPASS](https://compass-geothermal.com/): The COMPASS is a Horizon Europe project that aims to develop, test, and verify improved and innovative drilling and completion technologies to increase the number of economically viable high-temperature geothermal wells, and thereby reduce the environmental impact and cost associated with the provision of geothermal energy. In COMPASS, TVS will be developing an LCA modeling tool and a financial tool to evaluate different financial indicators e.g., LCOE, NPV, IRR, ROI, etc. TVS will also evaluate the impact of COMPASS. [Geo-Coat](https://www.geo-coat.eu/): The Geo-coat project develops specialised corrosion- and erosion-resistant coatings, based on selected High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) and Ceramic/Metal mixtures (Cermets), to be applied through thermal powder coating techniques (primarily high-velocity forms of HVOF / Laser cladding) especially developed to provide the required bond strength, hardness and density for the challenging geothermal applications. In the project, TVS developed a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) platform for developing different coating materials and coating processing technologies for geothermal applications. A Decision Support System (DSS) is added to the knowledge-based system (KBS) to further guide optimal coating design and material selection. [GeoDrill](https://www.geodrill-project.eu/): The overall objective for Geo-Drill is to develop "holistic" drilling technologies that have the potential to drastically reduce the cost. In the project, TVS has developed a Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) platform for a mud hammer-based drilling system for deep geothermal drilling; and performed substantiality analysis based on life-cycle analysis (LCA) and life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) for the holistic drilling system. [GeoHex](https://www.geohexproject.eu/): Project GeoHex aims to develop heat exchanger (HX) materials, addressing both the improvements in the anti-scaling and anti-corrosion properties as well as the heat transfer performance of the HX material, leading to more efficient and cost-effective systems. In the project, TVS has developed Geohex knowledge-based engineering (KBE), Decision Support System (DSS) and performing sustainability analysis, and investigating GeoHex opportunity and impact analysis. [GeoPro](https://www.geoproproject.eu/): The GEOPRO project aims to improve the accuracy and consistency of key thermodynamic and kinetic input data, and the accuracy of the respective Equations of State (and relevant constitutive equations) specifically to develop a verified set of robust, user-friendly, flexible, and accessible tools to optimize sustainable geothermal reservoir management, power and heat production and reinjection strategies. For the project, TVS brought considerable experience from other Geothermal projects and developed GEOPRO knowledge-based database and decision support system and environmental impact analysis. [GeoSmart](https://www.geosmartproject.eu/): Geothermal is currently engineered as an “always on” baseload supply, due to the limited flexibility to throttle the well without scaling and liner fatigue problems, and it is engineered for maximal efficiency at this output level. Geothermal Energy needs to exhibit a high level of fast flexibility to function as a fully reliable and controllable energy source. GeoSmart aims to optimise and demonstrate innovations to improve the flexibility and efficiency of geothermal heat and power systems. TVS has developed a cloud-based platform for the flexible operation of geothermal plants. A Decision Support System (DSS) is added to the knowledge-based system (KBS) to further guide optimal plant design. [IMPHORAA](https://www.imphoraa.com): The aim of the project is to deliver a combined set of proven technologies (solar PV nano-grids, cooling, water pumping) to rural areas in The Philippines and Madagascar, where there is a need to deliver energy solutions to rural off-grid communities. TVS has developed a prototype of the coolbox integrated with phase change materials (PCM) by using a commercially available standard (non-PCM) DC refrigeration system tailored for Madagascar and the Philippines. We have also developed the coolbox app to assist users in sizing coolbox to their cooling needs. This app also informs users about the energy requirements for the desired coolbox and recommends additional nanogrid microgrid equipment (solar panel, batter etc.) if necessary. [OptiDrill](https://www.optidrill.eu/): The overall objective of the OptiDrill project is to develop a drilling advisory system utilising novel sensor and machine learning methods to predict ROP, lithology, drilling problems, well completion and enhancement and finally to unite those methods under one system to enable drilling process optimisation and intelligent decision making. TVS has developed a monitoring system and performed levelised cost of energy and environmental impact analysis. And is also leading the dissemination and exploitation for OptiDrill.
The CLIMAS project presented a scientific paper titled “[Framing Citizen Science for Climate Assemblies](https://www.climas-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/final-Splitt-conference-arial.pdf)” at the SpliTech 2023 Conference, arrived at the 8th edition of the 4-day conference organised by the University of Split (FESB) in Split and Bol (island of Brac) Croatia, between June 20-23, 2023. In the paper, the Consortium argues how citizen engagement in Citizen Science (CS) involves the active participation of individuals in scientific research, policy development, and program implementation. Nonetheless, this involvement requires technological capacity, role clarity, and effective communication for stakeholders to be involved in organizing, planning, decision-making, activity implementation, and evaluation. The authors of the paper, also the CLIMAS consortium members (Aelita Skarzauskiene and Monika Mačiulienė from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University; Gianni Rondinella and Floridea du Ciommo from Cambiamo Sociedad Cooperativa Madrilena; Mohammad Azizur Rahman from Technovative Solutions Ltd; and Yago Bermejo Abati from Deliberativa) discuss how the combination of user engagement in data science and the power of AI algorithms presents opportunities for crowd-sourced data science and collective intelligence to address significant global challenges like poverty, diseases, famines, and developmental issues. Background Back in January 2023, a new EU-funded project, “Climate change citizens engagement toolbox for dealing with Societal resilience” (CLIMAS), was launched to accelerate the transformation to climate resilience by improving citizen engagement through a toolbox expected to further democratise citizen assemblies within 150 EU regions. In the co-design of the Toolbox, the Consortium members apply a value-based, gender and diversity-sensitive approach. In the CLIMAS project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is leading the work package 3, i.e., co-creating the climate change citizens engagements Toolbox for regional and local entities. The Toolbox will proactively address possible tensions, points of controversy, and dilemmas related to the adaptation to resilience. The work package is directly related to the expertise of TVS as the only company in the consortium that has extensive experience in digital tool development, especially in the field of Environmental Science and Software engineering. Read the paper here: [https://www.climas-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/final-Splitt-conference-arial.pdf ](https://www.climas-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/final-Splitt-conference-arial.pdf)
We would like to take the pleasure of announcing the win of three Horizon Europe projects! **SEHRENE: Store Electricity and Heat foR climatE Neutral Europe** The SEHRENE project aims to develop a new electrothermal energy storage (ETES) concept designed to store renewable electricity (RE) and heat for restitution as needed. TVS will develop an online Decision Support System (DSS) platform for optimising the Industrial Waste & Renewable Heat (IWRH) recovery through the Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for the SEHRENE project. The DSS tool will analyse the TES configurations based on requirements and rank them according to techno-economic performance and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). SEHRENE project will be funded in response to the call “Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply- HORIZON-CL5-2023-D3-01-13”: [[Funding & tenders (europa.eu)](https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-cl4-2023-twin-transition-01-02;callCode=HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01;freeTextSearchKeyword=;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destinationGroup=null;missionGroup=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;cpvCode=null;performanceOfDelivery=null;sortQuery=sortStatus;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState)] under the subtopic: Development of novel long-term electricity storage technologies. SEHRENE will be running for 42 months with a total grant of more than 4.3 M Euros. **ALABAMA: Adaptive Laser Beam for Additive Manufacturing.** The ALABAMA project aims to lower the porosity and tailor the deposited material's microstructure by shaping the laser beam, both temporally and spatially, during the Additive Manufacturing process. Technovative Solutions Ltd will develop the digital product passport and the interoperable data platform for additive manufacturing in the ALABAMA project. Alabama will be funded in response to the call ‘HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-02’[[Funding & tenders (europa.eu)](https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-cl4-2023-twin-transition-01-02;callCode=HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01;freeTextSearchKeyword=;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destinationGroup=null;missionGroup=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;cpvCode=null;performanceOfDelivery=null;sortQuery=sortStatus;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState)]. The ALABAMA will be running for 48 months with a total grant of 6 M euros. **RESTORE: Sustainable Remanufacturing solution with increased automation and recycled content in laser and plasma-based process** The RESTORE project aims to offer sustainable by-design remanufacturing processes and materials along with supporting tools for the digitalization of the remanufacturing ecosystem. Technovative Solutions Ltd will develop the digital Remanufacturing Platform, integrate the blockchain framework, develop the Life Cycle Analysis and cost model of remanufacturing, and develop the Digital Product Passport (DPP) framework, Circularity Calculator, and a Digital marketplace for remanufacturing in the RESTORE project. RESTORE project will be funded in response to the call, ‘HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-04 [[Funding & tenders (europa.eu)](https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-cl4-2023-twin-transition-01-02;callCode=HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01;freeTextSearchKeyword=;matchWholeText=true;typeCodes=1;statusCodes=31094501,31094502,31094503;programmePeriod=null;programCcm2Id=null;programDivisionCode=null;focusAreaCode=null;destinationGroup=null;missionGroup=null;geographicalZonesCode=null;programmeDivisionProspect=null;startDateLte=null;startDateGte=null;crossCuttingPriorityCode=null;cpvCode=null;performanceOfDelivery=null;sortQuery=sortStatus;orderBy=asc;onlyTenders=false;topicListKey=callTopicSearchTableState)] under the sub-topic: Factory-level and value chain approaches for remanufacturing (Made in Europe Partnership) (IA)). The RESTORE project will be running for four years with a total budget of more than 6.9 M Euros.
The kick-off meeting of the Federated Learning and mUlti-party computation Techniques for prostatE cancer (FLUTE) project was held on 5-6 July at Lille, France. ``` ``` The goal of the multidisciplinary FLUTE project is to advance and scale up data-driven healthcare by developing novel methods for privacy-preserving cross-border utilisation of data hubs. Through this project, advanced research will be performed to push the performance envelope of secure multi-party computation in Federated Learning, including the associated AI models and secure execution environments. ``` ``` In the two-day meeting, all eight work packages’ objectives, tasks, milestones, deliverables, partner roles and possible links between WPs etc. were discussed by respective consortium members, along with project overview and next steps. ``` ``` Miah Raihan Mahmud Arman, the CTO of Technovative Solutions (TVS) attended the meeting and presented the TVS contribution on WP4 ‘FLUTE platform development’. The objective of the work package includes data hub and innovator dashboards; scalability, usability and performance validation; privacy protection strength validation, and documentation and user manual. ``` ``` To maximise the impact, adoption and replicability of the results, the project is designed to contribute to the global HL7 FHIR standard development, and create novel guidelines for GDPR-compliant cross-border Federated Learning in healthcare. ``` ``` To demonstrate the practical use and impact of the results, the project will integrate the FLUTE platform with health data hubs located in three clinical sites in different countries, use their data to develop a novel federated AI toolset for diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer and perform a multi-national clinical validation of its efficacy, which will help to improve predictions of aggressive prostate cancer while avoiding unnecessary biopsies, thus improving the welfare of patients and significantly reducing the associated costs. ``` ``` ![FLUTE WP dependencies.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/FLUTE_WP_dependencies_c8538c9166.jpg) Figure: FLUTE Work Packages (WP) dependencies ``` ``` The FLUTE consortium includes three clinical / data partners ([IRST](https://www.irst.emr.it/it/), [CHU de Liège](https://www.chuliege.be/jcms/c_15605575/chu-de-liege) and [Vall d'Hebron](https://vhir.vallhebron.com/en)), three technology SMEs ([Arteevo](http://arteevo.com/), [TVS](https://www.technovativesolutions.co.uk/) and[ Quibim](https://quibim.com/)), three technology research partners ([INRIA](https://www.inria.fr/fr), [GRADIANT](https://www.gradiant.org/en) and [UPC](https://www.upc.edu/en?set_language=en)), a legal/ethics partner ([TIMELEX](https://www.timelex.eu/en)) and a standards organisation ([HL7 Europe Foundation](http://www.hl7.eu/)). ``` ``` The consortium believes that the project will boost the competitiveness of European SMEs and research organisations in the digital age, and increase the productivity and efficiency of the healthcare industry. In accordance with the priorities set by the European Commission, the project targets for collaboration, cross-fertilization and synergies with related national and international European projects. ``` ``` This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No 101095382.