Low-TRL Renewable Energy Technologies 2nd Edition

Thursday September 8th, 2022 | 14h - 17:30h | Workshop | Hybrid

The renewable energy technologies that will form the backbone of the energy system by 2030 and 2050 are still at an early stage of development today. Bringing these new energy conversion solutions, new renewable energy concepts and innovative renewable energy uses faster to commercialization, taking into account social acceptance and secure and affordable energy supply, is challenging. In line with the revised Renewable Energy Directive, which entered into force in 2018 as part of the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package, setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030 of at least 32% of the overall consumed energy in the EU, these new technologies must not only have a commercial potential but they should also have a lower environmental impact and lower greenhouse gases emissions, as well as higher conversion efficiency and higher availability for different market and operating environments than the current renewable energy technologies.

This workshop was a continuation of the previous “Low-TRL Renewable Energy Technologies” collaborative workshop at SP2021. Focused on the same topic, this workshop brought together a selection of H2020 EU-funded research & innovation projects dealing with the challenge of researching, developing and demonstrating innovative, efficient, flexible, cost-competitive and environmentally safe technologies, which are still at a low Technological Readiness Level (TRL 3-4). The workshop involved experts on new renewable and low-carbon-emission energy generation and conversion technologies, carbon capture and storage and CO2 re-use technologies, smart energy grid and flexible energy storage technologies.

Session Chair: Laura Pérez CaballeroR2M Solution Spain (PDF)

The following projects, funded under the H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 call, were invited to present their progress and achievements to date, which was followed by an interactive discussion which gave the panelists the opportunity to identify possible synergies or potential cooperation on cross-cutting issues to maximise their expected impacts:

  • ComBioTES – Compact bio-based thermal energy storage for buildings (PDF)
  • CONDOR– COmbined suN-Driven Oxidation and CO2 Reduction for renewable energy storage (PDF)
  • EBIO – Biofuels through electrochemical transformation of intermediate bio-liquids (PDF)
  • FLEXI-GREEN FUELS – Flexible biofuel processes for competitive production of green renewable jet and shipping fuels (PDF)
  • GreEnergy – Wideband optical antennae for use in energy harvesting applications (PDF)
  • HIGFLY – HIGee to Furanic-based jet Fuel technologY for sustainable aviation fuels (PDF)
  • PERCISTAND – Development of all thin-film PERovskite on CIS TANDem photovoltaics (PDF)
  • REGEN-BY-2 – Next renewable multi-generation technology enabled by two-phase fluids machines (PDF)
  • Sun-To-X- Solar Energy for Carbon-Free Liquid Fuel (PDF)
  • TELEGRAM – Toward efficient electrochemical green ammonia cycle (PDF)
  • TRI-HP-PROJECT – Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources (PDF)
  • X-ROTOR – X-shaped radical offshore wind turbine for overall cost of energy reduction (PDF)

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