The 36th edition of the INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EFFICIENCY, COST, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS successfully promoted scientific innovation in various energy areas. The conference focused on many aspects related to the energy transition, with sustainability being a prominent and cross-cutting theme in most of the presented works. The CEEGS project participated in the event through an engaging oral presentation. Researchers from 38 different countries gathered during this event to share innovative projects, aiming to propose new approaches to global energy challenges. The oral presentation delivered by researchers from the University of Seville on June 28th garnered significant interest as it introduced and highlighted the groundbreaking CEEGS project, which focuses on the development of a novel electrothermal energy and geological CO2 storage system.
From June 25th to 30th, the 36th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EFFICIENCY, COST, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS took place at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. The conference provided a vibrant platform for 419 researchers from 38 countries to present their research papers in 17 different categories, covering a wide range of topics such as energy storage, smart grids, renewable integration, refrigeration and heat pumps, as well as the environmental impact of energy systems.
Figure 1. Group picture of the ECOS 2023 conference.
Regarding the crucial issue of the environmental impact of energy systems, the University of Seville had the unique opportunity to present their groundbreaking work titled “Operation balance for a CO2-based electrothermal energy and geological storage system.” The presentation showcased significant advancements in CO2 transcritical cycles of electrothermal energy storage at the surface level.
Figure 2. Presentation of the CEEGS project by the University of Seville
The conference provided an excellent platform to introduce the concept of electrothermal storage using transcritical CO2 cycles, discuss the project’s objectives, highlight the integration possibilities offered by the system, and present the remarkable progress made by the CEEGS project to the esteemed European scientific community.