The SOLAR-JET project has explored solar-thermochemical redox cycles from 2011 to 2015, within this period the consortium has produced the world's first sample of solar thermochemical kerosene. The project website is now inactive and will not be updated.
Please visit the website of the successor project SUN-to-LIQUID www.sun-to-liquid.eu for all important information.
Schematic of the solar reactor configuration for the two-step solar-driven thermochemical production of fuels. It consists of a cavity-receiver containing a porous monolithic ceria cylinder. Concentrated solar radiation enters through a windowed aperture and impinges on the ceria inner walls. Reacting gases flow radially across the porous ceria, while product gases exit the cavity through an axial outlet port. Red arrow indicates ceria reduction (oxygen evolution - "business jets"); blue arrow indicates oxidation (fuel production).
After four years, SOLAR-JET will deliver the following main results generated through EU funding: