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Comparative life cycle assessment of conventional and solar-driven calcination systems for cement production

12 juillet 2019 | 0 commentaire

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…

SOLPART timeline

4 juillet 2019 | 0 commentaire

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

20 juin 2019 | 0 commentaire

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

27 mai 2019 | 0 commentaire

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

26 avril 2019 | 0 commentaire

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

19 avril 2019 | 0 commentaire

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

28 mars 2019 | 0 commentaire

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?

5 février 2019 | 0 commentaire

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…

Article: Researchers Test Solar to Cut CO2 in Cement Processing

17 janvier 2019 | 0 commentaire

Renewable energy researchers have been looking into how to cut CO2 emissions from processing industrial minerals like cement and lime, as these are responsible for a high share of the global greenhouse gas emissions. For every 10 tons of cement we produce, we release 9 tons of CO2, with much of that through the burning…

November edition – H2020 CSP projects newsletter

28 novembre 2018 | 0 commentaire

The forth 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, MOSAIC, MUSTEC, Next-CSP, ORC-PLUS,…