The WP1 “Techno-economic and environmental performance analysis” comprises the techno-economic, social and environmental research as well as the risk assessment within the SUN-to-LIQUID project. WP1 objectives are notably to define benchmark for technological potenial evaluation, to identify the technology gaps and risks towards implementation, to assess the economic and environemtal feasibility.
The WP2 "Design and construction of solar thermochemical plant" is divided into a phase of design & construction/fabrication of the three subsystems and implementation of control & diagnostic instrumentation. The solar concentrating system will be constructed at IMDEA near Madrid, the solar reactor at ETH Zurich and the gas-to-liquids subsystem at Hygear in Arnhem.
The WP3 “Experimental demonstration” requires the implementation of the WP2 three subsystems at the facility site at IMDEA as well as their thorough testing and characterization. The entire solar thermochemical fuel plant will be extensively tested under various operational conditions to determine the performance map and the optimal operating conditions. This will set the frame for a long term operation campaign which should validate the solar thermochemical fuel path.
The WP4 “Advanced material development and thermal management” is dedicated to the development and implementation of high-performance redox materials/structures and advanced thermal management. The materials/structures tasks include analyses and tests at the ETHZ’s High-Flux Solar Simulator. The objective of thermal management tasks will be to analyze concepts for heat recovery.
The WP5 “Conceptual design study: Mega-watt-scale high-flux solar plant” will establish a design concept of a MW-scale thermochemical plant. The MW-scale concept plant will also serve as a detailed reference case for the economic analysis and the environmental assessment performed in WP1.
The WP6 “Synthesis of results, recommendations and perspectives” will consolidate all relevant experimental and theoretical results obtained in the SUN-to-LIQUID Project.
The WP7 "Project governance and administration" will ensure and facilitate strategic decision making as well as financial and contractual management of the project. It will also ensure an interface with the funding authority, the European Commission, is maintained. A Project Office will be put in place and staffed by ARTTIC.
The WP8 "Communication and promotion of SUN-to-LIQUID innovations" will provide appriopriate infrastructure and measures enabling targeted communication towards the various stakeholders communities. Project IP management and results exploitation activities will be implemented under this WP.