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CCI Lecture Series – Justin Lapp
November 20 @ 2:00 pm
USING SOLAR THERMAL HEAT FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE ENERGY DEMANDS
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Maine
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2PM
138 Sawyer Environmental Research Building
Abstract: In just 108 minutes the earth receives as much energy from the sun as humans consume in one year from all sources. What if we could harness that energy to power our world in a way that is not only free from CO2 emissions, but is cheaper than current methods? By using the sun’s rays directly in places where thermal energy is required, it is possible to make highly efficiency use of the solar resource. Dr. Lapp will present ongoing work to develop new generations of technologies which will allow industries like chemical, cement and glass, metal refining, and fertilizer to use direct solar energy in place of fossil fuels.