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  • Project Description

    Socrates: SOlar Calcium-looping integRAtion for Thermo-Chemical Energy Storage. Energy storage is one of the the greatest challenges for a short-term deeper penetation of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants, which are usually characterized by the intermittent power production. SOCRATCES aims to demonstrating the feasibility of the CSP-CaL integration by erecting a pilot-scale plant that uses cheap, abundant and non-toxic materials as well as mature technologies used in the industry, such as fluidized bed reactor, cyclones or gas-solid heat exchangers. The global objective is to develop a prototype that will reduce the core risks of scaling up the technology and solve challenges.

    Poroject Lead: Universidad de Sevilla

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Spain

    City/Town: Sevilla

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2018-01-01 - 2020-12-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 4975402.5 €

    Funding source: 100% H2020

  • Websites

  • Technological Information


    - Complete value chain demonstration

    - CCU

    CO2 Source: CSP plant

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (Point sources)

    End TRL: 5

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Technology infrastucture (Capture Point sources)

    Specific Product(s):

  • Partners

    - ISITEC

    - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) 

    - National Research Council Italy (CNR)

    - Vertech Group

    - Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki

    - University of Zaragoza


    - Politecnico di Torino

    - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

    - TTZ Bremerhaven

    - Centre of research and technollogy - Hellas (CERTH)

    - Virtualmechanics S.L.

    - Calix

    - University of Seville