- energy efficiency | energy supply | energy research
- Monday 12 June 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
- Online only
- External event
The use of carbon dioxide in its supercritical state is revolutionary and very promising in power generation. It offers benefits of both states – it expands as a gas and is dense as a liquid. These unique thermodynamic properties make its use ideal for power conversion. Moreover, it is benign (non-explosive, non-flammable, non-corrosive and non-toxic), thermally stable, and relatively inexpensive.
Supercritical power cycles are flexible, allowing a significant reduction of the size of its components, and are free from greenhouse gases emissions. Therefore, this technology corresponds well to the EU’s energy and climate goals as it contributes to energy efficiency and transition, circular economy, and GHG reductions.
This unique, successful, and so far well-attended webinar series (130+ participants) is organised by nine European R&D projects* under the umbrella of ETN Global. These projects have different goals, cover various applications, and have a different Technology Readiness Level. However, the sCO2 technology is a common denominator of all of them. Therefore, they were very motivated to start this webinar series to exchange experience, gather scientific as well as non-scientific sCO2 audiences, share knowledge, and discuss sCO2-related topics.
The first webinar episode introduced all the projects and let the participants choose the next topics according to their preferences. As the “Components challenge” appeared as the most attractive, several follow-up webinars were already organised: episode 02 detailed compressors and episode 03 elaborated on heat exchangers – recuperators and coolers. This episode, 04, will continue with heat exchangers – primary heaters.
The speakers include key experts from the R&D area as well as the industry.
If you have any questions prior to this event, let us know!