Major results have also been delivered in the field of thermodynamic solar through the European Commission funded R&D MATS project, focusing on the use of solar power for the production of electricity, combined with the production of desalinated water. The project included the construction of an industrial scale prototype in 2017 and is an important milestone for the commercialization of this novel technology within the next five years. The demonstration plant, located in Alexandria, Egypt, produces 1 MWe and 250 m3/d of desalinated water.
Innovative technology for novel sulphur and hydrogen production
The integration with the KT – Kinetics Technology R.A.R.™ Process, the Best Available Technique for Sulphur Recovery Facilities, sets a New Sulphur Recovery Configuration and makes it possible to achieve the goal of “zero emissions” into the atmosphere.
In the field of hydrogen production via steam reforming during 2016 and 2017, KT - Kinetics Technology proceeded with the development of an innovative reformer, the main feature of which is the considerable reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by means of internal heat recovery and the adoption of an enhanced next-generation catalytic device which minimizes steam emissions.