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Sep 09, 2020

Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants

Thermal blocks may help convert coal-fired plants Chief technology officer Alex Post and Professor Eric Kisi from MGA Thermal with a thermal storage block.

A new type of thermal storage material, housed in blocks, could see coal-fired power stations converted to run entirely fossil-fuel free, according to the University of Newcastle. Patented by the university, the Miscibility Gaps Alloy (MGA) blocks are capable of receiving energy generated by renewables and storing it as thermal energy. Work is underway to enable…

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