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SOlar Calcium-looping integRAtion for Thermo-Chemical Energy Storage

Objective

Lime (CaO) has been long proposed as an energy-intensive material for the storage of energy in a chemical form by means of carbonation/calcination cycles. This Calcium-looping process (CaL) is the basis of a proven pilot-scale technology for CO2 capture, which is accomplished by carbonation of CaO and its regeneration in a calciner reactor operated under high CO2 partial pressure and high temperature. The wide availability of limestone (<10€/ton) is a key factor for the feasibility of the CaL process. However, the huge potential for lime also to store energy has been inhibited by its propensity to sinter at the high temperatures of the standard CaL cycle for CO2 capture, which reduces dramatically its multicycle conversion. SOCRATCES will be built on previous R&D results of the partners indicating that the CaL process can be integrated into CSP plants for thermochemical energy storage and power generation by means of a simple closed CO2 loop. High global efficiencies (>45%) are achieved under new CaL conditions implying carbonation under high temperature (>850ºC) at high CO2 partial pressure compatible with high-efficiency power blocks. Moreover, fast calcination is carried out at temperatures < 700ºC by the Flash Calcination technology, which allows using mature and inexpensive solar receiver technology. Circulating Fluidized Bed reactors of proven efficiency. The new CSP-CaL integration yields high storage energy density (3.2 GJ/m3) with possible long-time gaps between load and discharge. SOCRATCES is aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of this integration by erecting a pilot-scale plant that uses cheap, abundant, and non-toxic materials as well as mature solar and fluidized bed reactor technologies. SOCRATCES will confer the EU a leading role in the development of efficient and non-toxic CSP with low-cost storage (<12€/kWh) and LCOE <7c€/kWh.
The consortium involves the full value chain, in a well-balanced distribution between R&D groups and companies

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA

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UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
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€ 403 880,89
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Spain

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Andalucía Sevilla
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Participants (14)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 235 493,30
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
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€ 219 018,75
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza

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Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
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€ 621 750,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CALIX (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 941 000,00
Address
Chipper Lane 21 Old Library Chambers
SP1 1BG Salisbury Wiltshire

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Wiltshire CC
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 223 500,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
ATRIA SMART ENERGY SOLUTIONS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

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Spain
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€ 30 452,91
Address
C/jose De La Camara 5
41018 Sevilla
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Andalucía Sevilla
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DES TECHNOLOGIETRANSFERS AN DER HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN EV
Germany
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€ 694 274,25
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Am Lunedeich 12
27572 Bremerhaven

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Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
BIOAZUL, SL
Spain
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€ 195 493,30
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Avenida Manuel Agustin Heredia Numero 18, 1-4
29001 Malaga

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Andalucía Málaga
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€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 147 750,00
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
VERTECH GROUP

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France
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€ 191 317,01
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
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€ 0,00
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
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€ 152 500,00
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Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ISITEC GMBH
Germany
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€ 181 125,00
Address
Bussestrasse 27
27570 Bremerhaven

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
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€ 331 250,00
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Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle University Campus
546 36 Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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VIRTUALMECHANICS SL
Spain
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€ 406 597,09
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Calle Arquitectura N 1, Torre 6, Planta 10, Modulo
41015 Sevilla

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00