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Title: Renewable energy carriers derived from concentrating solar power and nonstoichiometric oxides

Abstract

In this study, we offer a perspective on the current state of material research in a part of the solar fuels community that exploits process heat derived from concentrated solar energy to power simple thermochemical gas-splitting cycles. The working fluid in this process is a nonstoichiometric oxide subject to extreme conditions that repeatedly distorts the lattice by forcing oxygen atoms to move in and out of the crystal. This technology is currently challenged by a need to discover optimal materials and derive robust processes to increase cycle efficiency. In the realm of emerging technologies for converting solar insulation to portable and storable energy carriers, this approach has already proven to be scalable with demonstrations that approach 100 kW. Innovations in materials and methods are required to increase solar utilization and process efficiency in order to achieve commercial viability.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Transportation Office. Fuel Cell Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1465809
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-2647J
Journal ID: ISSN 2452-2236; 661676
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 2452-2236
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

McDaniel, Anthony H. Renewable energy carriers derived from concentrating solar power and nonstoichiometric oxides. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.02.004.
McDaniel, Anthony H. Renewable energy carriers derived from concentrating solar power and nonstoichiometric oxides. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.02.004
McDaniel, Anthony H. Mon . "Renewable energy carriers derived from concentrating solar power and nonstoichiometric oxides". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.02.004. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465809.
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author = {McDaniel, Anthony H.},
abstractNote = {In this study, we offer a perspective on the current state of material research in a part of the solar fuels community that exploits process heat derived from concentrated solar energy to power simple thermochemical gas-splitting cycles. The working fluid in this process is a nonstoichiometric oxide subject to extreme conditions that repeatedly distorts the lattice by forcing oxygen atoms to move in and out of the crystal. This technology is currently challenged by a need to discover optimal materials and derive robust processes to increase cycle efficiency. In the realm of emerging technologies for converting solar insulation to portable and storable energy carriers, this approach has already proven to be scalable with demonstrations that approach 100 kW. Innovations in materials and methods are required to increase solar utilization and process efficiency in order to achieve commercial viability.},
doi = {10.1016/j.cogsc.2017.02.004},
journal = {Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry},
number = C,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}

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