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Study shows possible options for CO
-based industrial processes in North Rhine-Westphalia
DLR interdisciplinary project
The growing share of renewable energies in Germany not only requires additional large capacities in the area of electricity and supply networks, but also innovative solutions for energy storage and transport. Synfuels are expected to play a key role as energy carrier for the transport sector and as energy buffer for the integration of large amounts of renewable energy into the grid. In the project Future Fuels 2, the production of synthetic fuels through solarthermal procedures (Solar Fuels) and electrolysis (Power-to-Fuel) is being analysed. Sub-processes are being developed and processes are being demonstrated.
Roadmaps for the production of sustainable synthetic fuels in the MENA (*) area for the decarbonisation of traffic in Germany
MENA-Fuels aims to show the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and obstacles as well as the development potential of relevant synthetic fuels. The fuels rated as promising are analyzed with a view to their embedding in and repercussions on the energy system. * MENA: Middle-East and North Africa (North Africa and Middle East)
Efficient Control of Solar Fuel Production by DNI Nowcasts
Solar chemical processes have special requirements for the heliostat field control, especially when the heat demand varies over time, e.g. in processes for hydrogen or synthesis gas production. In the SolarFuelNow project, a multi-variable model predictive control for a multi-reactor system is being developed, which incorporates data from an improved cloud prediction system. This control will be demonstrated at the Multifocus Tower in Juelich.
From sunlight to fuel
As part of the “Energy Transition in Traffic” research initiative, the “SolarFuels” project is working on the extent to which the production and use of fuels from solar thermal production processes as drop-in fuels can contribute to a rapid reduction in fossil CO2 emissions from transport. The entire chain from solar fuel production from water and CO2 to the consumer side, the engine combustion process, is examined and examined.
On-demand solar power production using sulphur storage technology
In cooperation with the EU-project PEGASUS, a sulphur storage cycle is developed, which enables solar electricity production regardless of daily and seasonal fluctuation of solar radiation. This process is based on a storage system in which sulphur is produced during solar operation. This sulphur can then be used for continuous power generation.
Renewable power generation by a solar-driven sulphur storage cycle
Effective and economic long-term storage of solar energy is crucial in order to fully replace fossil power plants by renewable sources. In this context, the European project PEGASUS investigates a novel power cycle for renewable electricity production combining a concentrating solar power (CSP) plant with a sulphur storage system for 24 hours baseload operation.
Metal oxide cycles
Particles in high temperature solar applications
In the HOTPORT project, processes and components are developed and tested to enable the use of particles as a heat transfer medium or reaction partner in the field of concentrating solar technology. This is about the transport and flow control of particles with little heat loss at temperatures above 1000 ° C. For this purpose, the use of innovative materials is investigated, among other things.
Solar production of ammonium hydroxide and fertilisers
Synergy effects in the solar production of ammonia and fertilizers
In the SESAM project, the process of solar fertilizer production is to be examined for the first time as a whole up to the finished fertilizer product.
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