In the HiFlex project, a pre-commercial power plant based on Concentrating Solar Power will be developed, built and tested at a pasta plant in Italy. The EU-funded project will demonstrate, that it is possible to run the plant 24 / 7 and continuously generate renewable energy. Barilla, one of the leading pasta producers worldwide, can use the thermal energy for its pasta production in order to partly reduce its consumption of fossil fuels.

An international team consisting of eleven partners from seven different countries joined forces for the project. Each partner is a recognized expert in his designated field. Big power plant developers, small and medium-sized enterprises producing highly specialized components as well as research institutions work hand in hand. Together they will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of the HiFlex system and its potential to considerably contribute to carbon emission reduction.

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