Scientific publications: PROCEEDINGS SolarPACES 2018 for the SOLPART project
Discover the scientific publications AIP Conference Proceedings produced after the SolarPACES Congress 2018.
Comparative life cycle assessment of conventional and solar-driven calcination systems for cement production
The environmental impacts of the solar-driven (SOLPART) calcination process have been compared with the conventional calcination process via life cycle assessment. The results estimated by the University of Manchester show that, compared to the conventional process, the SOLPART calcination system has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 40% and the fossil energy…
Discover the timeline of the SOLPART project which highlights the numerous achievements of the project! Did you know that if we integrate a CSP Solar Heating reactor into Process Industries, we could save at least 60% of CO2 emissions? 🌞🏭
Successful commissioning of the SOLPART pilot-scale calcination solar reactor
The SOLPART pilot-scale calcination solar reactor was successfully commissioned by CNRS at the 1 MW solar furnace: the outlet particle temperature above 800°C was achieved for a mass flow rate of about 30 kg/h.
SOLPART 7th project meeting
SOLPART consortium gathered in Font-Romeu, at the CNRS solar furnace on May 23 and 24, 2019. During this meeting, partners have presented the work they have carried out so far and discussed with all the consortium the next actions to be implemented before the end of the project. This was the opportunity to visit the…
April edition – H2020 CSP projects newsletter
The fifth issue of the “H2020 Projects Bulletin on Concentrated Solar Power” newsletter has been published. The joint Newsletter was launched in May 2017 by a joint initiative of H2020 CSP projects. The clustering has included new projects and this issue includes news on H2020 CSP projects from CAPTure, Hycool, INSHIP, MinWaterCSP, MOSAIC, MUSTEC, Next-CSP,…
Article: Solar Energy Isn’t Just for Electricity
It can also provide carbon-free heat for a wide variety of industrial processes. The industrial processes that underpin our global economy—manufacturing, fuel and chemical production, mining—are enormously complex and diverse. But they share one key input: they, as well as many others, require heat, and lots of it, which takes staggering amounts of fuel to…
Scientific publication: Solar treatment of cohesive particles in a directly irradiated rotary kiln
Although the utilization of concentrated solar power (CSP) for electricity production is already at commercial stage, the application to energy intensive industrial processes is still at an early stage. Among these, the cement industry is one of the biggest CO2-emitters and requires temperature levels achievable with concentrated solar radiation. Since fine particles have to be…
Press release: Sustainable cement production – can solar energy replace fossil fuels?
In the framework of the SOLPART project, Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have investigated how solar energy can replace fossil fuels for the cement production process. Successful tests verify the suitability of the process The tests were conducted between December 2018 and January 2019 in the…
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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654663, SOLPART project.”