Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates entered the world of cement this week with a public relations blitz for Heliogen. He’s one of the backers of a new Californian technology startup looking to use concentrated solar power (CSP) to power heavy industrial processes like clinker or steel production. The company says it [...]
Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets. Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]
Most of the talk about renewable energy is aimed at electricity production. However, most of the energy Industries need is heat, which solar panels and wind turbines cannot produce efficiently. To power industrial processes like the Cement Plants, the smelting of metals or the production of microchips, we need [...]
Concentrating Solar Power would be used. And not just to heat the limestone – but also to help in electrolysis. This would produce a different chemical reaction without a carbon dioxide byproduct.