Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems

The course focuses on innovative technologies for energy conversion, providing students with knowledge of the configurations and the energy performance of power plants of various sizes (from distributed micro-generation to large scale), driven by different fuels (fossil fuels, biofuels, and e-fuels) or by external heat and energy sources (such as waste heat, geothermal heat, solar energy, wind).Technology options (e.g. flue gas treatment, carbon capture and storage) and operations modes (e.g. polygeneration) aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of power generation will be covered. Student will gain insights into performance trade-offs, as well as into the challenges and opportunities of integrating advanced power plants within smart energy grids.

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