SOLAR-JET receives 1st aireg Award for producing the first solar kerosene that can easily be used as fuel for aviation!
The SOLAR-JET Project will attend the AERDODAYS 2015 in London on October 20-23. ETH Zürich solar reactor will be exhibited on stand 5-12 on the fith floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The Project Coordinator, Dr. Andreas Sizmann (BHL), will be happy to welcome you there and present the project achievements. He will also give a presentation on "Progress and Perspectives of Solar Fuels" during the Parallel Session on Tuesday, 20 October starting at 13:50 (UK time).
Schematic of the solar reactor configuration for the two-step solar-driven thermochemical production of fuels. It consists of a cavity-receiver containing a porous monolithic ceria cylinder. Concentrated solar radiation enters through a windowed aperture and impinges on the ceria inner walls. Reacting gases flow radially across the porous ceria, while product gases exit the cavity through an axial outlet port. Red arrow indicates ceria reduction (oxygen evolution); blue arrow indicates oxidation (fuel production).
After four years, SOLAR-JET will deliver the following main results generated through EU funding: