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SOCRATCES - LCE-07-2016-2017

37 months (2020)
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UE-funded research - H2020 - Societal Challenges - Energy
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Lime (CaO) has been long proposed as an energy intensive material for the storage of energy in a chemical form by means of carbonation/calcination cycles. This Calcium-looping process (CaL) is the basis of a proven pilot-scale technology for CO2 capture, which is accomplished by carbonation of CaO and its regeneration in a calciner reactor operated under high CO2 partial pressure and high temperature. The wide availability of limestone (45%) are achieved under new CaL conditions implying carbonation under high temperature (>850ºC) at high CO2 partial pressure compatible with high efficiency power blocks. Moreover, fast calcination is carried out at temperatures



  • Universidad de Sevilla


Total cost: € 4,975,402.50
Total contribution: € 4,975,402.50
PoliTo total cost: € 235,000.00
PoliTo contribution: € 235,000.00