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Mission

The MOST project aims to develop and demonstrate a zero-emission solar energy storage system based on benign, all-renewable materials. The MOST system is based on a molecular system that can capture solar energy at room temperature and store the energy for very long periods of time. This corresponds to a closed cycle of energy capture, storage and release. The MOST project will develop the molecular systems as well as associated catalysts and devices to beyond state-of-the-art performance and scale. Specifically, hybrid solar collectors utilizing up to 80% of incoming solar energy will be designed and tested together with heat release devices, that combine MOST with thermal energy storage (TES) enabling rapid temperature ramp-up cycles delivering large temperature gradients.

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The Team

The MOST project (H2020-FETPROACT-2019-951801, Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems) involves a dedicated and engaged group of people. Research groups from 6 different organizations in 5 different countries will work together to make this technology possible. The Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the University of La Rioja (Spain), Johnson-Matthey (United Kingdom), ZAE Bayern and Fraunhofer ISE (Germany) will join forces to improve MOST systems beyond the state of the art on all possible technical aspects.

“The MOST project (H2020-FETPROACT-2019-951801, Molecular Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems) involves a dedicated and engaged group of people. Research groups from 6 different organizations in 5 different countries will work together to make this technology possible.”

Latest Publications and News

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Scalable Synthesis of Norbornadienes via in situ Cracking of Dicyclopentadiene using Continuous Flow Chemistry

The Diels-Alder reaction with cyclopentadiene typically involves tedious cracking procedures from the dimer. In this contribution from the Prof. Moth-Poulsen group, it is shown how MOST photoswitches can be made on a 100 g scale in a single step combining cyclopentadiene cracking with Diels-Alder reaction using a reaction in flow.

University of La Rioja GRUFOR

Our goal within the MOST project is primarily focused upon the chemical catalytic release of stored solar energy from the metastable quadricyclane molecule to the parent molecule norbornadiene. In the organic photochemistry group at the University of La Rioja, we test a variety of catalytic materials in conjunction with different norbornadiene-quadricyclane molecule pairings.

Chalmers ACE

Our aim is to develop numerical benchmarks and performance criteria for the MOST system. In the Building Physics Modeling research group at Chalmers, we describe real-life performance cases of the MOST solar collector and the heat generation device with building applications as a reference.

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The MOST project aims to develop and demonstrate a zero emission solar energy storage system based on benign, all renewable materials.

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