Pluss partner in Horizon Europe project: ThumbsUp

Pluss Advanced Technologies is proud to be part of the Horizon Europa project ThumbsUp. ThumbsUp stands for: THermal energy storage solUtions to optimally Manage BuildingS and Unlock their grid balancing and flexibility Potential. Together with 20 partners from 9 European countries we will make the ThumbsUp vision a reality.  The vison is promoting the role of thermal energy storage (TES) as a key enabling technology to optimize thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings. It facilitates the integration of renewable energy sources and enables power-to-heat sector coupling. One of the key ingredients are Phase Change Materials (PCM’s), which can store and release large amounts of thermal energy within a small volume.

Balancing the grid one building at a time

With innovative phase-changing and thermo-chemical materials, this European project facilitates the development of , thermal energy storage technologies. These Technologies can easily be integrated into buildings to increase their energy efficiency and grid flexibility. It aims to overcome the limitations of existing building-integrated technologies, by increasing energy density and reducing the intensity factors of capital investment in this sector. The project will promote complementary digital innovations aimed at simulating, optimizing and maximizing the technical, operational and economic benefits of the proposed storage solutions.

Benefits Of TES Integration

Short-duration: peak shifting

Long-duration: storage and flexible operation of multiple RES sources

Coupling of buildings: with the wider electricity grid


ThumbsUp aims to enhance the coupling of power and heat sectors, fostering the integration of renewable energy storage and heat pumps in EU buildings. This advancement contributes to cleaner heating and cooling, providing a more secure source of energy that ensures supply security while promoting energy independence, diversification, and price stability.

Pluss Advanced Technologies

Pluss Advanced Technologies aims to support PCM expertise, development, and production. With more than 15 years of experience as a global PCM supplier specializing in PCM research and development, Pluss is committed to sharing its extensive knowledge. This encompasses activities ranging from measuring thermal storage capabilities to sample production and encapsulation