The 15th International Conference on Energy Storage ENERSTOCK2021, was held online, from 9 to 11 June 2021 and was hosted by the University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia.
At the conference, an impressive number of distinguished experts presented the latest scientific and technological achievements as well as future trends and prospects related to materials, applications and systems for thermal and electrical energy storage, power-to-gas or heat applications, climate change and other related disciplines. In addition to two plenary and five keynote lectures, participants had the opportunity to present their work in oral presentations and short oral poster presentations.
Juan Enriquez, CEO of ANALISIS-DSC, as partner of the H2020 ASTEP project made an oral poster presentation describing the challenges and innovations in the awarded ASTEP project including innovative technologies for Solar Heat Industrial Process (SHIP).
The key innovations of the ASTEP project are the solar thermal collector (SunDial) and the Phase Change Material (PCM) in Thermal Energy Storage (TES). These innovative technologies are integrated via a control system optimized for the ASTEP use cases at the dairy company Mandrekas and the steel company Arcelor Mittal Tubular Products”
The main conference topics were:
- Material developments: new or advanced materials, synthesis, characterization, testing for sensible heat storage (water, sand, underground…), latent heat storage and thermochemical heat storage
- Applications: residential, commercial, industrial use, low, medium, high temperature, heating, cooling, dehumidification, district heating, CHP, heat pumps, chillers, renewable energy