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High Temperature Solar-Heated Reactors for Industrial Production of Reactive Particulates

Objective

The main objective of the SOLPART project is to develop, at pilot scale, a high temperature (950°C) 24h/day solar process suitable for particle treatment in energy intensive industries (e.g. cement or lime industries). The project aims at supplying totally or partially the thermal energy requirement for CaCO3 calcination by high temperature solar heat thus reducing the life cycle environmental impacts of the process and increasing the attractiveness of renewable heating technologies in process industries.
This will be achieved by the demonstration of a pilot scale solar reactor suitable for calcium carbonate decomposition (Calcination reaction: CaCO3 = CaO + CO2) and to simulate at prototype scale a 24h/day industrial process (TRL 4-5) thereby requiring a high-temperature transport and storage system. The system will operate at 950°C and will include a 30 kWth solar reactor producing 30 kg/h CaO and a 16h hot CaO storage. Life cycle environmental impacts of the solar-based solution in comparison with standard processes will be developed as well as economic evaluation.
The project develops and merges three advanced technologies: high temperature solar reactor, transport of high-temperature solid materials and high temperature thermal storage. The synergy between these technologies lies in using the solar-treated particles as storage medium.
The development of a such innovative technology for continuous particle processed by concentrated solar energy at about 950°C is unique in the world. Thanks to the solar unit integration in the industrial process (potentially combined with CO2 capture), this should result in the considerable reduction of the carbon footprint of the CO2 emitter industries and open a new market for renewable energies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 078 392,50

Participants (10)

CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Romerstrasse 13
2555 Brugg Bei Biel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 085 155,80
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABENGOA RESEARCH SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 860,88
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 - Campus Palmas Altas Sect Sunp Gu I Parcela Ze 3
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 474 156,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN POWDER AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGY BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 194 976,25
Address
Park Tremeland 9
3120 Tremelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMESSA SA
France
EU contribution
€ 720 750
Address
Rue Du Rhin Napoleon 100
67100 Strasbourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURONOVIA
France
EU contribution
€ 207 500
Address
46 Rue D'alésia
75014 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEW LIME DEVELOPMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 131,70
Address
Rue De L'industrie 3
4530 Villers-le-bouillet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE CADI AYYAD
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 148 500
Address
Boulevard Abdelkarim Khattabi
40 000 Marrakech
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABENGOA ENERGIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 139,12
Address
Calle Energia Solar, 1, Campus Palmas Altas
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)