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Reference Number InnUK/102242/01
Title High temperature PCM/Brayton cycle
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Environmental Process Systems Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 May 2015
End Date 30 April 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £466,995
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATMSR1 - Energy Catalyst Mid Stage Round 1. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Mid Stage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Environmental Process Systems Limited (22.485%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (41.541%)
Project Contact , Geo Green Power Limited (10.278%)
Project Contact , SG Biodrying Limited (11.563%)
Project Contact , P.A.K. Engineering Limited (14.133%)
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Objectives
Abstract This proposed project is aimed at developing an effective energy storage system to establish an equilibrium between variable renewable energy supply and consumer energy demand, therefore acting as a grid buffer. The proposed project will involve the design, optimisation, construction and testing of the first-of-its-kind prototype power generation/energy storage system. The system will use a novel High Temperature Phase Change Material (HTPCM) which is suitable for thermal storage in the temperature range of 300-450. Various HTPCMs will be tested and the one which responds as required will be selected. A range of PCM heat transfer enhancement methods will be investigated to help increase the effective surface area for heat transfer. The performance of the HTPCM/Brayton power will be evaluated. The successful implementation of this HTPCM technology will enable the possibility of producing electricity using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, biomass, while maintaining continuity of supply.This proposed project is aimed at developing an effective energy storage system to establish an equilibrium between variable renewable energy supply and consumer energy demand, therefore acting as a grid buffer. The proposed project will involve the design, optimisation, construction and testing of the first-of-its-kind prototype power generation/energy storage system. The system will use a novel High Temperature Phase Change Material (HTPCM) which is suitable for thermal storage in the temperature range of 300-450. Various HTPCMs will be tested and the one which responds as required will be selected. A range of PCM heat transfer enhancement methods will be investigated to help increase the effective surface area for heat transfer. The performance of the HTPCM/Brayton power will be evaluated. The successful implementation of this HTPCM technology will enable the possibility of producing electricity using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, biomass, while maintaining continuity of supply.This proposed project is aimed at developing an effective energy storage system to establish an equilibrium between variable renewable energy supply and consumer energy demand, therefore acting as a grid buffer. The proposed project will involve the design, optimisation, construction and testing of the first-of-its-kind prototype power generation/energy storage system. The system will use a novel High Temperature Phase Change Material (HTPCM) which is suitable for thermal storage in the temperature range of 300-450. Various HTPCMs will be tested and the one which responds as required will be selected. A range of PCM heat transfer enhancement methods will be investigated to help increase the effective surface area for heat transfer. The performance of the HTPCM/Brayton power will be evaluated. The successful implementation of this HTPCM technology will enable the possibility of producing electricity using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, biomass, while maintaining continuity of supply.This proposed project is aimed at developing an effective energy storage system to establish an equilibrium between variable renewable energy supply and consumer energy demand, therefore acting as a grid buffer. The proposed project will involve the design, optimisation, construction and testing of the first-of-its-kind prototype power generation/energy storage system. The system will use a novel High Temperature Phase Change Material (HTPCM) which is suitable for thermal storage in the temperature range of 300-450. Various HTPCMs will be tested and the one which responds as required will be selected. A range of PCM heat transfer enhancement methods will be investigated to help increase the effective surface area for heat transfer. The performance of the HTPCM/Brayton power will be evaluated. The successful implementation of this HTPCM technology will enable the possibility of producing electricity using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, biomass, while maintaining continuity of supply.This proposed project is aimed at developing an effective energy storage system to establish an equilibrium between variable renewable energy supply and consumer energy demand, therefore acting as a grid buffer. The proposed project will involve the design, optimisation, construction and testing of the first-of-its-kind prototype power generation/energy storage system. The system will use a novel High Temperature Phase Change Material (HTPCM) which is suitable for thermal storage in the temperature range of 300-450. Various HTPCMs will be tested and the one which responds as required will be selected. A range of PCM heat transfer enhancement methods will be investigated to help increase the effective surface area for heat transfer. The performance of the HTPCM/Brayton power will be evaluated. The successful implementation of this HTPCM technology will enable the possibility of producing electricity using renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, biomass, while maintaining continuity of supply.
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