The University of Seville is the oldest and largest University in Southern Spain, providing higher education to more than 60000 students in a variety of degrees. Currently USE offers 67 BSc, 92 MSc and 99 PhD (humanistic and technical) programmes and is one of the top research centres across the country. Within the University of Seville, the School of Engineering is the leading centre for applied research and technology transfer to society, in particular in energy-related topics.
The researchers taking part in SCARABEUS are members of the Thermal Power Group at the Department of Energy Engineering, made up of 10 faculty members involved in all aspects of energy conversion and management: fundamental thermodynamics, heat transfer technology, thermo-mechanical energy conversion, power-conversion cycles and machinery. This background is supported on three pillars: comprehensive understanding of energy conversion and management thanks to long scholar service, applied research funded in public, competitive programmes, and technology transfer to industry.
MAIN TASKS IN PROJECT
USE’s contribution to the project is related to two main areas:
• Lead partner for analysis and simulation of the performance of the plant and subsequent techno-economic optimization of the SCARABEUS system (T5.1, T5.2 and T5.3 in WP5).
• Dissemination of results. USE will contribute to the dissemination of the project results given that the members of the team have great visibility in the area of Concentrated Solar Power and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide technologies worldwide (T7.2 in WP7).