The project proposes the use of Air-Brayton Cycle Concentrated Solar Power future plants with structured thermochemical heat exchangers/thermal boosters based on redox oxides. This technology is expected to increase the competitiveness of concentrated solar power and boost the green transition.
The project – led by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) – involves researching materials and components to develop a prototype (TRL 5) that can demonstrate the high potential of this concept in a relevant environment. Additionally, environmental and socioeconomic sustainability, and techno-economic assessments will be conducted on the proposed technology to facilitate its future commercialization.
The kick off meeting offered the opportunity to meet all the project partners and to develop a common understanding of the project, including tasks and roles of everybody in the project. Partners presented the eight work packages and discussed key administrative, content-related and financial issues. Finally, the partners were able to enjoy a pleasant visit to the facilities of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), including the Synlight and the Jülich solar tower.
Project full title: Air-Brayton Cycle Concentrated Solar Power future plants via redox oxides-based structured thermochemical heat exchangers/thermal boosters
Duration: 48 months (1/11/2022-30/10/2026)
Topic: Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply (HORIZON-CL5-2021-D3-03-06)
- DLR – DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT (Germany) – PROJECT COORDINATOR
- CERTH – ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (Greece)
- UT – UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (Netherlands)
- CENER – NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY CENTRE OF SPAIN (Spain)
- TEKNIKER – FUNDACIÓN TEKNIKER (Spain)
- FHG – FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT (Germany)
- OPRA – OPRA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS (Netherlands)
- KRAFTBLOCK – KRAFTBLOCK GMBH (Germany)
- LANDSON – LANDSON EMISSION TECHNOLOGIES (Denmark)
- COBRA – COBRA INSTALACIONES Y SERVICIOS (Spain)