Final dissemination event in Seville

Prof. David Sánchez, Dissemination Coordinator of SCARABEUS

As announced in recent months, a final dissemination event was organised by the SCARABEUS project team with the aim to disclose the most relevant results and outcomes of the project. The event was collocated with the 7th International Seminar on Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems, held in Seville between September 4th and 6th. This conference takes place every two years, organised by the Knowledge Centre on Organic Rankine Cycle Technology – KCORC (reference organisation for the dissemination of all information related to ORC technology research, development and education).

The SCARABEUS dissemination event was held on Wednesday, September 6th, parallel to and jointly with the sessions of ORC 2023 and with the following agenda:

Time Content Speaker
8.00 – 8.40 Registration
Session 1 – Introduction and component development. Chair: Noelia Martínez
8.40 – 8.50 Welcome and introduction to SCARABEUS David Sánchez
8.50 – 9.20 Utilisation of Carbon Dioxide mixtures Michele Doninelli
9.20 – 9.50 Turbomachinery for Carbon Dioxide mixtures Andrea Paggini
9.50 – 10.20 Heat exchanger for Carbon Dioxide mixtures Markus Haider
10.20 – 10.50 Coffee break
Session 2 – System development and integration. Chair: Markus Haider
10.50 – 11.20 Techno-economic and environmental features of CSP plants using Carbon Dioxide Mixtures Francesco Crespi
11.20 – 12.00 Experimental activities in SCARABEUS Viktoria Illyes
12.00 – 12.30 Exploitation and next steps (panel) All speakers
12.30 – 12.55 Q&A
13.00 – 14.20 Lunch
Session 3 – Keynote. Co-organised with ORC 2023
14.20 – 15.00 Market report on organic Rankine cycle power systems – 2023 insights Christoph Weiland

Marco Astolfi

Session 4 – Supercritical Carbon Dioxide technology moving forward. Chair: Noelia Martínez
15.00 – 15.20 Enabling cost-effective energy storage – HYBRIDplus Cristina Prieto
15.20 – 15.40 Enabling very high temperatures in CSP applications Salvatore Guccione
15.40 – 15.55 Q&A – Exploitation pathway for sCO2 technology
15.55 – 16.00 Closure David Sánchez

Salvatore Guccione (Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholkm), invited speaker at the event

The event was well attended and the opportunity to cross sessions with ORC 2023 was very much appreciated by the attendees. The representatives of the SARABEUS partners disclosed the activities carried out in each work package during the morning sessions. In the afternoon, the invited speakers -Dr. Cristina Prieto and Salvatore Guccione- provided the attendees with very new information about recently awarded EU projects that will enable the further maturation and exploitation of the SCARABEUS technology.


If you should wish to receive the presentations delivered by the speakers, get in contact with the Dissemination Coordinator of SCARABEUS: Prof. David Sánchez (