The Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) is a research infrastructure jointly managed and operated by the Renewable Energies Chair of the University of Évora and the German Aerospace Center (DLR, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), aiming at the development of applied research in molten salt-driven CSP, SHIP and thermal energy storage components, systems and technologies.

News & Events

EuroPaTMoS webinar:

Date: 8th of November

Free of charge

Molten salt as heat transfer fluid in parabolic trough systems is an attractive technical option to increase solar-to-electric efficiency, reduce storage costs, enhance co-firing efficiency, ...

Read More

The UE's pioneering scientific infrastructure receives a visit from a German research team.

31 March 2023

On the 31 st of March, Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, President of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center visited the Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP)......

Read More

Renewable Energies Chair, UÉ

07 February 2023, Évora 2027

According to Pedro Horta, coordinator of the Chair, renewable energies are "the great opportunity" of the Alentejo - one of the European regions with the greatest solar resources.....

Read More

Évora: Inaugurada infraestrutura que usa sais fundidos na conversão termoelétrica da energia solar (c/fotos),

28 Abril, 2022, Hugo Calado

A Universidade de Évora (UÉ) inaugurou, esta quinta-feira, uma infraestrutura científica pioneira dedicada à investigação do uso de sais fundidos na conversão termoelétrica da energia solar....

Read More

HPS2 Inauguration,

28 April 2022,

The University of Évora (UE) inaugurates the EMSP – Évora Molten Salt Platform, a scientific infrastructure dedicated to the investigation using molten salts in the thermoelectric conversion of solar energy. Developed and operated in partnership with the DLR Solar Research Institute....

Read More


07 February 2022

The civil society program of RTP 2 dedicated the episode of 07-02-2022 to Energy, with the participation of Dr. Pedro Horta Head of the Renewable Energy Chair...

Read More

MsOpera: Call for tenders for the salt solidification

From 28 January to 25 February 2022

Pastellation/granulation of liquid nitrate salts (200°C) for filling into BigBags. Nitrate salt mixture is located on EMSP in Évora, Portugal...

Read More

EMSP Symposium

20 – 21 October 2021

The Évora Molten Salt Platform (EMSP) will open its gates this October to host the Scientific Symposium on Molten Salt Parabolic Troughs...

Read More