Ecotherm is supplying the key technology components for a direct steam generating solar system at Givaudan production site in San Celoni near Barcelona. The 800m² of solar mirrors will concentrate the sun onto a receiver and directly generate steam. The steam drum provided by Ecotherm in combination with a control system ensures constant pressure and temperature (25bar, 225 °C) of the generated solar steam which is then fed into the existing steam network of the plant. This reduces the gas consumption of the existing boiler, saves money, and reduces the carbon footprint.
This infographic shows the Ecotherm system developed under the Hycool project.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 programme under Grant Agreement No. 792073.