Next-CSP participated and presented results in the 10th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2020) held virtually onĀ May 18-21, 2020 (originally supposed to be in Vienna, Austria).

The full paper of the presentation has been included in the conference proceedings and published in the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES) of 24 July 2020:

Bio-energy Carriers as Back-up Fuel in Hybrid Solar Power Plants

Authors: Jan Baeyens, Shuo Li, Huili Zhang, Raf Dewil, Gilles Flamant, Renaud Ansart and Yimin Deng.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental ScienceVolume 5442020 10th International Conference on Environment Science and Engineering (ICESE 2020) May 18-21, 2020 Vienna, Austria

Abstract

Electricity from concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, gains an increasing interest and importance. To fully match the supply-demand principle, CSP processes include a thermal energy storage and back-up fuel supply. Novel CSP concepts are needed with specific targets of increased efficiency and reliability, and of reduced CAPEX and OPEX. The use of particle suspensions offers significant advantages since applicable in all sub-sections of the complete CSP as heat carrier from the receiver, to the heat storage, and ultimately to the power block. The use of particles in the steam generation (power block) is a common fluidized bed boiler technology. This paper will present the entire particle-based concept, while also discussing the potential to use biomass-based energy carriers as back-up heat supply. Process data and expected effects on the process economy of the system will be discussed.