After the successful first workshop in Eindhoven in 2022, the second installment will take place in Darmstadt in 2024 jointly organized by TU/e and Clean Circles. The scope of the workshop remains: the promotion of metal fuels in a circular energy economy.
The abundance of renewable energy sources on our planet can potentially solve the energy and climate crisis. What hinders us from transitioning to a renewable-energy landscape is the fact that most of these energy sources are geographically scattered, and highly intermittent. Therefore, temporal and regional surplus of green power must be transformed into transportable, storable, and recyclable energy carriers. Various metals (e.g., iron, aluminum, and magnesium) have been proposed as promising candidates for long-term storage and long-distance transport of renewable energy. These metals can react either with oxygen in the air to release heat, or with water to produce hydrogen. The reaction products—metal oxides—can be recycled and reduced back to metals with the input of renewable energy sources. The world-leading scientists and technologists in this emerging field will share their novel knowledge and brainstorm game-changing solutions to accelerate the transition to clean energy via MECRE.
Key facts (more details to follow):
- Special issue in a peer-reviewed journal for selected contributions
- Interesting social program
- Good accessibility of the conference venue due to its proximity to Frankfurt Airport and its direct connection by train!
If you are interested, you can join the MECRE mailing list here: https://lists.tu-darmstadt.de/mailman/listinfo/mecre