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Development of a solar fuels roadmap for South Africa

van Rawenswaay, Jan P. and Roos, Thomas H. and Surridge-Talbot, AKJ and Xosa, S and Sattler, Christian (2015) Development of a solar fuels roadmap for South Africa. Energy Procedia, 69, pp. 1838-1848. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.162 ISSN 1876-6102

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Abstract

South Africa is heavily reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Fortunately it has an excellent solar resource which, through solar fuels or high temperature solar applications offers the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, to increase energy security and to optimize fossil fuel resource use. Solar fuels can be defined as solar derived thermochemical processes and can include energy carriers (hydrogen, synthesis gas and liquid fuels), chemical or material commodities (metals, lime, and cement) or thermochemical storage. South Africa is developing a “Roadmap to Solar Fuels” under the guidance of local and SolarPACES experts. This papers aims to provide an overview of the drivers and the process of developing a “Roadmap to Solar Fuels” for South Africa. It will also provide feedback on workshops and interactions with industry and government role players and will provide an overview of the specific solar fuels opportunities that exists for South Africa that can be explored further.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96609/
Document Type:Article
Title:Development of a solar fuels roadmap for South Africa
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
van Rawenswaay, Jan P.North-West UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Roos, Thomas H.throos (at) csir.co.zaUNSPECIFIED
Surridge-Talbot, AKJSouth African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)UNSPECIFIED
Xosa, SSouth African Department of Science and TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, Christianchristian.sattler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:8 June 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Energy Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:69
DOI :10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.162
Page Range:pp. 1838-1848
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1876-6102
Status:Published
Keywords:Solar Fuel; High Temperature Solar Applications; CSP; South Africa; Synfuels;Road map
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Systems (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solar Process Technology (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solare Verfahrenstechnik
Deposited By: Sattler, Prof. Dr. Christian
Deposited On:25 Jun 2015 14:59
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:22

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