CryoHub the EU funded project to demonstrate the potential for cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses will hold a webinar on 17th March 2021 to share findings and results of this work.
CryoHub the EU funded project to demonstrate the potential for cryogenic energy storage at refrigerated warehouses will hold a webinar on 17th March 2021 to share findings and results of this work. Talks from the team of Universities, companies and associations involved will explore the potential for use of renewal energies, how supply can be matched to demand for refrigerated warehousing in the EU, the development of control strategies and components such as heat exchanger, as well as advanced modelling of the design and operational results.
The project also investigated policy and behavioural matters around attitudes to adopting new environmental technologies and techniques and will share how this “bigger picture” could be used to feed into EU environmental and energy policy in the future.
The webinar will also present how the demonstration unit was produced and a suitable host warehouse found. The host site, Frigologix in Belgium will discuss how support for innovative technologies fit into their business strategy. We will also see how the demonstrator unit was constructed by our partners Dohmeyer. Speakers plan to present initial running data and discuss future application of this ground breaking technology based on the team’s combined experience of planning, design and build. We will explore what were the main obstacles, how were they overcome and what lessons for the future potential for innovation in energy storage does this project point towards.
IIR Director Didier Coulomb will give an opening talk, as one of the members of the CryoHub project team. This free meeting will be held by webinar. Register to take part and find out more about the project at www.cryohub.eu
The innovative CryoHub technology is based on storing renewable energy as a cryogenic liquid - which in the case of this project is liquid air. This cryogen is then boiled at very low temperatures to generate electricity for on-site use or feeding the power grid during peak demand periods. The cooling effect of boiling the cryogen is employed to refrigerate industrial facilities. CryoHub is an EU Horizon 2020 co-funded project run by a consortium co-ordinated by London South Bank University.