HEASeRS: High-temperature angular-selective radiant surfaces for the de-carbonisation of energy intensive industries

As energy-intensive industries depend heavily on hard-to-decarbonise high temperature processes (HTP), Europe needs to increase the share of dispatchable renewable electricity on the grid as well as the HTP efficiency and electrification, in particular through electric heating. At high temperatures, radiation is the main heat transfer mode. However, a lack of radiative control restricts the energy efficiency and electrification potential of HTP. The EU funded HEASeRS project will explore an innovative method to spectro-angular radiation control. This method is based on the modification of the surface geometry of industrially relevant high-temperature materials at multiple length levels, is generally applicable to all HTP and free of most of the restrictions of current design paradigms.

Investigators: Dr Charles Asselineau (Postdoctoral Investigador) & Dr José González-Aguilar (Supervisor)

Funding Institution/Program: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101027316. (DOI 10.3030/101027316)

Call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020

Type of action: MSCA-IF-EF-RI- Individual Fellowships- European Fellowships

Period: November 2021 – March 2024

IMDEA Energy Institute external funding: 160,932.48 €