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Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece. It was founded in 2000 and is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Its mission to promote the triplet Research–Development–Innovation by conducting high quality scientific research. CERTH is essentially a self-supported Research Centre generating an average annual turnover of ~ € 22 Million coming from: >30% from bilateral industrial research contracts, >60% from competitive research projects, and <10% as government institutional funding. Currently, based on the Horizon 2020 Dashboard2, CERTH is in the 14th place in terms of budget in the Horizon calls amongst European Research organizations. From CERTH, Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI) will participate in order to fulfil the objectives of ANICA. CERTH/CPERI is the main Greek organization for the promotion of research and technological development aiming at the improved and integrated exploitation of solid fuels. CERTH/CPERI’s expertise and competences that relates to the role assigned in the project includes the extensive experience in CFD simulations of multi-phase reacting flows. Especially for Fluidized Bed reactors, CERTH has developed the highly sophisticated Energy Minimization Multi-Scale drag scheme (EMMS) that has been validated against experimental data for five different fluidized beds. CERTH CFD team, which is supervised by Dr. Nikolaos Nikolopoulos was awarded in the world competition ANSYS Hall of Fame 2016 with the Best Award in Show: Academic. Μοreover, the Institute is involved in successfully completed projects focusing on CO2 Capture technologies (CAL-MOD RFCR-CT-2010-00013, SCARLET, FP7 GA 608578, ECOSCRUB RFCR-CT-2007-00009).