Last November 24th the consortium of SOCRATCES organized the Final Info Day to celebrate the end of the project and present the main results achieved.
This webinar started with an opening session led by Ricardo Chacartegui, Professor of the Energy Engineering Department at the University of Seville and coordinator of the project. He did an overview of the 36 months of the project and highlighted the challenges that arise at the end of the project.
After this intervention, was the turn of Umberto Tesio from University of Torino who made a comparison of different integrations of CaL-CSP through multiobjective approach. The next speaker was Muhammad Eusha from TTZ Bremerhaven who explained the optimization of integrating a stirling engine with the SOCRATCES technology. The next aspects highlighted were carbonation on fine limestone particles for TCES-CSP as affected by acoustic perturbation which were introduced by the researcher Paola Ammendola from the Institute of Sciences and Technologies for Sustainable Energy and Mobility – CNR.
Later was the turn of Thanasis Scaltsoyiannes from the University of Thessaloniki who made a presentation about kinetics of calcium looping reactions and deactivation of materials. After him, the professor Juan Jesús Arcenegui from CSIC explained the use of steam during calcination in the CaL-CSP process: kinetics and cyclability. The last intervention of this first part of this event was done by Kyriakos Fotiadis from the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas who talked about the carbonator modeling and construction.
The second part of the webinar started with the presentation of Luis M. Romeo from University of Zaragoza and Thomas Hills from Calix who talked about scalling up and SOCRATCEs technologies opportunities. After this presentation was the turn of Juan Valverde and Carlos Ortiz from Virtualmech who presented the lessons learned from SOCRATCES construction and operation.
Later, Ángela Magno from Bioazul the innovation management plan developed for the project and the dissemination strategies implemented. The last presentation was the business plan and exploitation strategy for SOCRATES introduced by Denisa Mateus from SPI.
The webinar finalized with a very productive round table moderated by the coordinator Ricardo Chacartegui and formed by Vittorio Verda (POLITO), Spyros Voutetakis (CERTH), Luis Pérez Maqueda (CSIC), Luis M. Romeo (ZAR), Angeliki Lemonidou (AUTH) and Juan Valverde (Virtualmech). All of them highlighted the potential development of what has been learned in SOCRATCES and the future steps of the technology.