Decarbonization Avenue : Concentrated Solar Power


Use of hazardous materials

CSP systems employ several hazardous materials such as organics, thermal oils, molten-salts, hydraulic fluids, coolants and lubricants, which may pose spill risks. Especially the organic Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide pair used in CSP systems is highly toxic, which has potential to catch fire and can also contaminate soils leading to environmental problems.

Relevant for

  • Industrial EHS professional
  • Market & industry research professional
  • Material sciences professional

Innovation sector

  • Chemistry & chemical engineering
  • Material sciences

Other Challenges


  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher