On the 16th June 2021 the sCO2-flex project hosted its final event to present the results of the project and also introduce 5 other Horizon 2020 projects working with sco2 technology. The event slides and recording are now available to view online.
In the context of the EU’s energy transition, the last few years have seen the potential of supercritical CO2 (carbon dioxide) cycles emerge as an efficient replacement of steam in the cycles converting heat into power, leading to a more flexible and lower-emission electricity production.
Indeed, since they can be adapted to any type of production (from conventional production to heat recovery, including nuclear and renewable energy), sCO2 cycles offer very interesting prospects in terms of increased efficiency, flexibility, cost control and reduced environmental impact.
All over the world, numerous research projects and demonstrators are being set up, and Europe is positioning itself as one of the players in this area. The number of research projects on sCO2, financed by the European Commission, has been increasing for more than 6 years and demonstrates the dynamics of European academic and industrial actors.
Given this fact, the event proposed within the framework of the sCO2-flex project aimed to show the versatility of sCO2 cycles in energy production as well as the objectives and results obtained by the actors of these European projects.
In addition to a presentation by the European Commission, 6 projects presented their vision of the potential of sCO2 cycles.
Download the presentations below:
- EU energy policies – Keynote by Eric Lecomte, DG Energy
- sCO2-flex – Presentation and results
- SCARABEUS – Presentation
- SCO2-4NPP – Presentation
- COMPASSCO2 – Presentation
- ITHERM – Presentation
- CO2OLHEAT – Presentation – Coming soon!