The EU project Sfera-III and the Comunidad de Madrid project ACES2030 are partnering in the organization of this joint workshop that addresses the most recent advances on materials R&D for solar thermochemistry.
- Date and time December 10th, 2020, 14:30 – 17:40 (UTC+1)
Organizer: IMDEA Energy Institute, Spain
The energy transition to a climate neutral economy by year 2050, based upon the massive deployment of renewable energy and the circular economy, makes compulsory to promote new technological solutions for decarbonization of transport and key industrial sectors like chemical industry that are currently not on track to achieve the objectives for 2030 and 2050. Solar chemistry by using concentrating solar systems and thermodynamic cycles based on metal oxides for the water splitting (alone or combined with CO2) or for thermochemical storage may have a relevant role in this context. However, the associated technology challenges, such as the ultra-high irradiance and temperature of operation in the solar reactor and the preservation of high material performance after numerous cycles, are key subjects for its eventual implementation.
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SFERA-III, Solar Facilities for the European Research Area, is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802.
ACES2030-CM (S2018/EMT-4319) is a Programme funded by the Regional Government of Comunidad de Madrid through the Programme of R&D Activities among Research Groups of Comunidad de Madrid in Technologies 2018. Co-funded with structural funds of the European Union.
IMDEA Energy is a research center in the field of energy recognized as a “María de Maeztu” Excellence Unit by the Spanish State Research Agency with the reference number CEX2019-000931-M in the “Severo Ochoa” Centres of Excellence and “María de Maeztu” Excellence Units Programme 2019 of the National Programme for Knowledge Generation and Scientific and Technological Strengthening of the R&D&I System.