Metalot@Work series 2023
TOWARDS GLOBAL TRADING IN SUSTAINABLE ENERGY: HOW TO BE IN TIME AND AT SCALE WITH IRON POWER?
Sparked by the urge for and the uptake of sustainable energy, our energy infrastructure will soon be in need for energy carriers that can be easily transported and traded, and that can release their energy at the place and time needed. Notwithstanding the important transition to direct electrification of (industrial) processes, the increase in electricity consumption already reaches the limit of our grid capacity and raises the question whether all energy should be transported via the grid. On the other hand, other regions have far more ideal conditions to harvest solar and wind energy, but need to find economic ways to get that energy at the right place and time. The concept of Iron Power has great potential to address both sides and to become an energy carrier of importance for global, large-scale import and distribution of renewable energy.
Workshop 1: January 11th, 2023: Open the Iron Power Cycle, burning iron powder to release high-T heat
Workshop 2: March 15th, 2023: Close the Iron Power cycle: reducing iron oxide powder with the use of sustainable H2
Workshop 3: May 10th, 2023: Creating an Iron Power market: business cases and early adopting sectors
Workshop 4: September 13th, 2023: Iron Power 2.0: next-generation concepts
Workshop 5: December 13th, 2023: Iron Power: an international initiative from research to start-ups