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United States Patent Application

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A thermochemical energy storage system and method of storing thermal energy are disclosed. The energy storing system described herein comprises a reactor comprising a CO.sub.2 sorbent comprising i) CaO and mayenite or ii) Li.sub.4SiO.sub.4, or a combination thereof, and b) a CO.sub.2 source, wherein the CO.sub.2 source is in fluid communication with the reactor to allow flow of CO.sub.2 between the CO.sub.2 source and the reactor. Further, methods are disclosed for storing thermal energy through a wide temperature range.
Melsert, Ryan (Reno, NV), Gangwal, Santosh Kumar (Cary, NC), Hansen, Tim A. (Raleigh, NC)
15/ 183,101
June 15, 2016
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with government support under DE-EE0006535 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.