Components' and Materials' Performance fo Advanced Solar supercitical CO2 Powerplants

Project: EU project

Project Details


COMPASsCO2 aims to integrate solar energy into highly efficient supercritical CO2 Brayton power cycles for electricity production. Concentrated solar radiation is absorbed and stored in solid particles and then transferred to the s-CO2. In COMPASsCO2, the key component for such an endeavor shall be validated in a relevant environment: the particle-s-CO2 heat exchanger. To reach this goal, the consortium will produce, test, model and validate tailored particle-alloy combinations that meet the extreme operating conditions in terms of temperature, pressure, abrasion and hot oxidation/carburization of the heat exchanger tubes and the particles moving around/across them.
Effective start/end date1/11/2031/10/24

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Energie (OME) (Project partner)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (FZJ) (Project partner)
  • Saint-Gobain Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Europeen SAS (Project partner)
  • Research Centre Řež (Project partner)
  • University of Birmingham (Project partner)
  • Onderzoeks Centrum voor de Aanwending van Staal (OCAS NV) (Project partner)
  • Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) (Project partner)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) (Project partner) (lead)
  • DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut (DFI) (Project partner)
  • John Cockerill (Project partner)
  • SUGIMAT S.L. (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2020-singlestage
  • Structural properties of materials