ARENA see the progress in P31A with a visit to the University of Queensland

Last week Louise Vickery and Veronica Heard from ARENA visited the Pinjarra Hills Renewable power generation Laboratory, a University of Queensland facility.  The P31A Project manager, Dr Kamel Hooman, was not available but the rest of the project team at the University of Queensland showed the laboratory to the visitors and reported on the progress in the project P31A and future prospects for cheap remote power generation that are going to be made possible by success in the ASTRI Supercritical CO2 Systems project. The UQ team included Dr Desikan Bharathan, formerly of NREL, Colorado, who is visiting the University of Queensland.  Some of the team are pictured below in front of the UQ turbine test loop that is used to develop the supercritical CO2 prototype turbine as part of the ASTRI project P31A.

At the turbine test look – (left to right) Dr Raj Singh (ASTRI Research fellow – UQ), Dr Ingo Jahn (Lecturer – UQ), Dr Carlos Ventura (ASTRI Research Fellow – UQ), Veronica Heard (ARENA), Louise Vickery (ARENA), Professor Hal Gurgenci (ASTRI Node #3 Leader – UQ), Dr Desikan Bharathan (formerly of NREL , currently a visiting scientist at UQ).