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Solar Thermal Fuel Production

Sattler, Christian and Müller-Steinhagen, Hans and Roeb, Martin and Thomey, Dennis and Neises, Martina (2011) Solar Thermal Fuel Production. In: Proceedings ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference. ASME. 8th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, 13.-17. März 2011, Honolulu, HI, USA.

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Abstract

The conversion of renewable energy especially solar energy into versatile fuels is a key technology for an innovative and sustainable energy economy. To finally benefit from solar fuels they have to be produced with high efficiencies and low to no greenhouse gas emissions in large quantities. The final goal will most probably be the carbon free fuel hydrogen. But the main challenge is its market introduction. Therefore a strategy incorporating transition steps has to be developed. Solar thermal processes have the potential to be amongst the most efficient alternatives for large scale solar fuel production in the future. Therefore high temperature solar technologies are under development for the different development steps up to the final goal of carbon free hydrogen. This paper discusses the strategy based on the efficiencies of the chosen solar processes incorporating carbonaceous materials for a fast market introduction and processes based on water splitting for long term solar hydrogen generation. A comparison with the most common industrial processes shall demonstrate which endeavors have to be done to establish solar fuels.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Solar Thermal Fuel Production
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Sattler, Christianchristian.sattler@dlr.de
Müller-Steinhagen, Hansrektor@tu-dresden.de
Roeb, Martinmartin.roeb@dlr.de
Thomey, Dennisdennis.thomey@dlr.de
Neises, Martinamartina.neises@dlr.de
Date:16 March 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings ASME/JSME 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Klausner, James F.klaus@ufl.edu
Hishida, KoichiUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:ASME
Status:Published
Keywords:solar fuels, solar thermal, steam reforming, coal gasification, thermochemical cycles
Event Title:8th ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference
Event Location:Honolulu, HI, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17. März 2011
Organizer:American Society for Mechanical Engineering, Japanese Society for Mechanical Engineering
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solare Stoffumwandlung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Christian Sattler
Deposited On:12 Dec 2011 13:47
Last Modified:12 Dec 2011 13:47

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