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  • Toward the design of a MILD Cyclonic Combustor (MC2) for metal fuels

      Graduation report from Tim Spee, Eindhoven University of Technology A MILD Cyclonic Combustor for metal fuels is an exciting, yet complex concept, where different aspects of engineering are combined. Knowledge about combustion kinetics, but also dynamics of swirling flows, experimental research and system design are required. This thesis is meant to get some grip…

  • Metalot Meet: Recycling | 29 May, 2019

    You are invited to attend the ‘Metalot Meet: Recycling’ on 29 May, 2019.   The world is changing! The way we care about our resources becomes ever more relevant. As engineers it is our moral duty to minimize the irreversible loss of resources we use for our products. This is all embedded in the word “Circular…

  • Metal power: iron powder as an alternative to coal

    Replacing coal in a coal-fired power station with more sustainable iron powder is the goal on which TU/e, Team SOLID, the province of North Brabant and Metalot are working together. Within the Metal Power project, they want to further develop a system for energy storage via metal. The demonstration system that will be tested at a…

  • Philip de Goey becomes fellow at Combustion Institute

    Philip de Goey, a Professor in Combustion Technology at the TU/e, has been elected as Fellow of the Combustion Institute for his innovative experimental and numerical investigations of flame properties including laminar burning velocities and flamelet-generated manifolds. Apart from being a professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, De Goey is well known for his efforts in…

  • Column: Metal Fuels, sustainability for the future

    Column by Fränk de Jong at E52.nl  As long as I remember, I have had a great fascination for fire. As a child, I was already working with magnifying glasses, lighters, and matches. New Year’s eve could not last long enough. During my student days, Christmas dinners were closed with a burning Christmas tree in the…

  • TU/e Team SOLID wins NWO Open Mind contest

    Team SOLID, the TU/e student team that focuses on metal fuels, has won 50,000 euros to further develop their idea. The team is momentarily based on the TU/e campus, but the intention is to move to Metalot Campus in Budel-Dorplein. In SOLID’s project, metal is used as a sustainable energy carrier. When metal powders are burned, heat…

  • Metalot wants to solve the world’s energy problems

    The zinc factory in Budel-Dorplein is ready for a new phase of life. From energy consumer to supplier, from environmental risk to friend of Natuurmonumenten, from Nyrstar to Metalot. Right on the spot where metals are now being processed using the energy that equals the needs of the whole city of Eindhoven, in a few years time the solution must become visible…
  • Metalot Meet: Magnesium powder as a new possible energy carrier

      On July 5th 2017, we kicked off with the first Monthly Metalot Meet: Innovative Energy Sources . During this seminar Olivier Guézet from PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroën) presented studies in which magnesium powder was presented as a new possible energy carrier. Fossil fuel scarcity, global warming and non-constant energy production through renewable energies, lead to investigate innovative energy…

  • Report Workshop Metalot3C | 12 April 2017

    Report Metalot3C workshop The workshop and opening of Metalot3C on April 12, 2017 was very successful. Around 70 researchers from academia and industry discussed first ideas how to realize new innovations on the circular use of metals and the use of sustainable energy at Metalot. The workshop was primarily intended to get acquainted with Metalot3C…

  • Iron powder as fuel

      Researchers at the TU/e present evidence that iron powder can be used as an alternative fuel. When talking about energy carriers many people think of molecules such as hydrogen or ethanol. But there is a whole different class of substances that can store a lot of energy: metals. In the future these so-called metal fuels…