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Research project

THRIVE – Thermally driven adsorption heat pumps for substitution of electricity and fossil fuels

This project focuses on the use of a thermal driven adsorption heat pump using waste heat stemming from industrial processes.


This project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). IBM research is leading the umbrella project; in addition to the SPF (adsorption heat pump development), the EMPA (Building Energy Materials and Components), the ETH Zürich (Complex Materials), the HEIG-VD (Solar Energetics and Building Physics) as well as the PSI (Technology Assessment Group) are implied in subparts of this project.

Duration: 01.12.2014 - 31.10.2018