Scientific publication: Solar treatment of cohesive particles in a directly irradiated rotary kiln

28 mars 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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,…

Article: The energy of change : the solarization of industrial processes

22 août 2018 |

An article related to the SOLPART project was published in the magazine “The energy of change”. The objective of the Solpart Project is to solarize industrial processes that have a high energy consumption and to reduce the impact associated to their life cycle. It presents the challenge of demonstrating a suitable pilot-scale solar reactor for…

SOLPART at Euroscience Open Forum – ESOF 2018

17 juillet 2018 |

SOLPART was exhibited at the 8th edition of ESOF (Euroscience Open Forum), which took place on 9-14 July 2018 in Toulouse, France.

SOLPART project meeting and visit of the cold mock up of the pilot fluidized bed solar calciner

3 juillet 2018 |

On the 26th of June 2018, the SOLPART project organized its 30th month project meeting in Strasbourg France. This was the occasion to make a deep review of the work achieved so far and prepare for the EC review. In the meantime, the project partners visited the cold mock up of the pilot fluidized bed solar…

SOLPART presentation at the SET-PLAN workshop “Making EU industry less energy intensive and more competitive”

28 juin 2018 |

A workshop in the context of the SET Plan Action 6 WG on Energy Efficiency in Industry has been scheduled for June 27-28th, 2018 in Brussels. The SOLPART project was presented during this workshop. You can find the presentation here SOLPART SET Bruxelles28062018 The Implementation Plan of the SET Plan Action 6 on “Continuing efforts to make EU industry less…

Participation to the SPIRE questionnaire and SPIRE cPPP PROGRESS MONITORING REPORT

30 mai 2018 |

According to the contractual agreement between the European Commission and A.SPIRE, the Commission will regularly monitor progress towards achieving the objectives of the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In particular, this monitoring will be done on the basis of evidence provided by A.SPIRE and SPIRE PROJECTS. This survey will have to be completed as an annual exercise. Since…

SOLPART Project meeting in Alicante, SPAIN

23 mai 2018 |

The SOLPART partners met in Alicante on the 16th of May 2018 to deal with the WP7 activities: Plant integration, scaling up, economic and risk assessment of the solar process. The aim of the meeting was: – Detailed presentation of a typical cement plant, components and flow sheet. – Visit of the plant – Discussion on…