Seminars@DEM - Prof. Yulong Ding

Thermal Energy Storage for Heating, Cooling, Transport and Industrial Decarbonisation", March 27, 2023, Monday 1.30 pm, South Tower, amphitheatre QA1.2

Data: March 27, 2023, Monday

Time: 13h30

Local: South Tower, amphitheatre QA1.2

• Speaker: Professor Yulong Ding (University of Birmingham)

• Title: Thermal Energy Storage for Heating, Cooling, Transport and Industrial Decarbonisation"

• Abstract

Heating, cooling, transport and foundation industrial sectors are among the hardest to decarbonise by middle of this century to achieve Net-Zero. Thermal energy storage has a pivotal role to play in addressing such net-zero challenges. This talk will focus on thermal energy storage (TES) and its role in the hard-to-decarboise sectors. TES consists broadly of three categories of sensible, latent, and thermochemical storage technologies. This talk will look at latent-heat based TES using composite phase change materials (cPCMs) and composite thermochemical materials (cTCM). Although some cPCMs-based TES technologies have been in commercial deployment, cTCM based technology remain in the early stage of development, important scientific and technological challenges remain, including materials, components and devices, and integration of the devices within energy networks. This requires fundamental understanding of the underlying physics particularly multiphase transport phenomena across a very large spatial length scale from atomic/molecular level to system level. Recent progress at University of Birmingham Centre for Enegry Storage will be presented.

• Short biographic note

Professor Ding is founding Chamberlain Chair of Chemical Engineering and founding Director of University of Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage. His research has been on energy materials and processes. He has published 550+ technical papers with 450+ in peer-reviewed journals (GS H-Index ~80) and filed 100+ patents. He currently serves on Molten Salts Advisory Group of UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Royal Society Net Zero Panel and IChemE Publication Medal Assessment Panel, and recently led a Royal Society briefing note on heating and cooling in Climate Change: Science and Solutions. He invented liquid air energy storage technology and led the initial stage of technology developments (commercialised by Highview Power). He developed composite phase change materials for thermal energy storage and associated large-scale manufacture technologies, leading to large scale commercial applications with a total installation of >300MW / >1.5GWh so far (Jinhe Energy). His work on passively cooled container technology has been on large scale commercial demonstration for cold chain applications (CRRC). His work has been recognised by the election to Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (2020); IChemE Clean Energy Medal (2021); IChemE Global Awards in three categories of Energy, Research Project and Outstanding Achievement (2019); Distinguished Energy Storage Individual Award (Beijing International Energy Storage and Expo, 2018); and Energy & Environment Award and Technology and Innovation Grand Prix Award (‘The Engineer’, 2011). He is an associate editor of Energy Storage and Saving (Elsevier) and Discovery Energy (Springer), and serves on editorial boards Journals of Energy Storage (Wiley), Thermal Science (Springer), and Particuology (Elsevier).

This is another seminar of the “Seminars @ DEM” cycle.