NATHALIE is an EU-funded project that will analyze new strategic markets for the Ultra High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage (UHTES) technology developed in the frame of the recently finished AMADEUS project.
The project will asses strengths and weaknesses of UHTES technology with the aim of position it into existing and future energy value chains.
In particular, the project will focus on two main applications of UH-TES: 1) Commercial and institutional buildings, and 2) Industrial process heat and power.
NATHALIE will analyze at least 2 sectors of activity: 1) Commercial and institutional buildings (Hotels, Hospitals, Sport centers, etc.) and 2) Industrial process heat and power (Breweries, Dairies, textiles, etc.)
NATHALIE will asses the strengths and weaknesses of UHTES technology and have a first technical concept confrontation with market trends.
NATHALIE will position UHTES technology solutions into existing and future energy value chains, considering infraestructure, legistaltion and competition.
NATHALIE will gather information from a wide variety of sources, including intelligent scouting tools and questioning key opinion leaders with various backgrounds in the selected market segments.
NATHALIE will use 1) Porter 5 forces analysis to define the technology microenvironment; 2) PESTEL analysis, to get a macro-environment picture; and 3) SWOT analyses to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the technology.
Based on the gather data and subsequent market analyses, NATHALIE will define the requied technology specifications for each analysed market sector.