Modelling and Simulation of PtG Plant Start-Ups and Shutdowns

Teemu Sihvonen, Jouni Savolainen, Matti Tähtinen

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    As the share of renewable energy sources increases the need for energy storages increases also due to fluctuating nature of renewables (solar and wind). Power-to-Gas (PtG) is one a promising energy storing concept. In PtG process renewable electric energy is used to produce hydrogen via electrolysis. Hydrogen is used together with carbon dioxide in methanation process to produce storable methane. Automation and operation logics of PtG plant have been in the minority in the literature. In this work we have studied start-up and shutdown logics of a PtG plant with dynamic simmulations. With this approach we have identified development needs for such logics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication Proceedings of The 9th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, EUROSIM 2016, The 57th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2016
    PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-91-7685-399-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation: 57th SIMS conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2016) - Oulu, Finland
    Duration: 12 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings


    Conference9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation
    Abbreviated titleEUROSIM 2016
    OtherThe EUROSIM 2016 Congress provides a forum where modelling and simulation professionals from industry, society and science exchange knowledge, experiences and strengthen multidisciplinary network.


    • Power-to-Gas
    • automation
    • start-up
    • shutdown


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      Vainikka, P., Breyer, C., Partanen, J., Heinonen, S., Simell, P. & Ahola, J.


      Project: Business Finland project

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