Solar Thermochemical Production of Fuels

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High-temperature thermochemical processes efficiently convert concentrated solar energy into storable and transportable fuels. In the long run, H2O/CO2-splitting thermochemical cycles based on metal oxide redox reactions are developed to produce H2 and CO, which can be further processed to synthetic liquid fuels. In a transition period, carbonaceous feedstocks (fossil fuels, biomass, C-containing wastes) are solar-upgraded and transformed into valuable fuels via reforming, gasification and decomposition processes. The most promising solar thermochemical processes are discussed and the latest technological developments are summarized.

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Pietro VINCENZINI, Kunihito KOUMOTO, Nicola ROMEO and Mark MEHOS

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303-312

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.74.303

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A. Meier and A. Steinfeld, "Solar Thermochemical Production of Fuels", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 74, pp. 303-312, 2010

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October 2010

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