Projects

COMPASsCO2
Full Title: Components’ and Materials’ Performance for Advanced Solar Supercritical CO2 Powerplants
Aim:

To integrate solar energy into supercritical CO2 Brayton power cycles. Concentrated solar radiation will be absorbed and stored in solid particles and the heat transferred to the sCO2. The...

Concept:
In the envisaged solar-Brayton cycle, supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) is used as working media. Unique properties of sCO2 (such as high density and low viscosity) allow reaching high efficiency...
Start date:
01/11/2020
End date:
31/10/2024
FORGE
Full Title: Development of novel and cost-effective coatings for high-energy processing applications
Aim:

The equipment currently used in energy-intensive industries is vulnerable to corrosion and erosion as well as brittle fractures/cracking from the gas collection and kiln operations. Improvement of...

Concept:
FORGE will explore a new materials space, starting from High Entropy Alloys and Ceramics. This will be done combining machine learning models, thermodynamic calculations, and high-throughput...
Start date:
01/11/2020
End date:
30/04/2024