Flexible hybrid process for combined production of heat, power and renewable feedstock for refineries

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Abstract

A flexible combined heat, power and fuel production concept, FLEXCHX, is being developed for managing the seasonal mismatch between solar energy supply and demand for heat and power that is highly pronounced particularly in the Northern and Central Europe. This process produces heat, power and an intermediate energy carrier (Fischer-Tropsch hydrocarbon product), which can be refined to transportation fuels using existing oil refining equipment. The FLEXCHX process can be integrated to various combined heat and power production systems, both industrial CHPs and communal district heating units. In the summer season, renewable fuels are produced from biomass and hydrogen; the hydrogen is produced from water via electrolysis that is driven by low-cost excess electricity from the grid. In the dark winter season, the plant is operated only with biomass in order to maximize the production of the much needed heat, electricity and FT hydrocarbons. Most of the invested plant components are in full use throughout the year, only the electrolysis unit is operated seasonally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Pages539-543
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-89407-19-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 27 May 201930 May 2019

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings
ISSN2282-5819

Conference

Conference27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period27/05/1930/05/19

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Keywords

  • Biofuels
  • Biomass
  • Fischer-Tropsch
  • Gasification
  • Reforming

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Kurkela, E., Tuomi, S., Kurkela, M., & Hiltunen, I. (2019). Flexible hybrid process for combined production of heat, power and renewable feedstock for refineries. In European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings (pp. 539-543). ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings https://doi.org/10.5071/27thEUBCE2019-2BO.10.1