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

    Keywords

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

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