In this paper the integration of the energy production from programmable (biomass, waste) and not programmable (solar, wind) renewable sources is examined as an opportunity for increasing the share of electricity from renewable power plants, in order to overcome the major obstacles to their extensive penetration into the grid. The integration is performed by using hydrogen from intermittent renewable energy powered-electrolysis as gasification medium in conventional or advanced gasification systems for the waste treatment. The proposed integrated energy system consists of three main sections: i) the hydrogen production island; ii) the gasification island; iii) the power island. The assessment of the system performance has been conducted by considering two gasification technologies: hydro- gasification and hydro-plasma gasification. The performances comparison has been carried out in terms of syngas composition, energy consumptions and electric efficiency. Results have pointed out that the electric efficiencies of the integrated energy systems are in the range of 40% and 43%. Furthermore, it is found that by combining the storage of intermittent renewable energy sources with a waste gasification combined cycle power plant it is possible to achieve better performance with respect to the performance that can be obtained by storage and waste to energy systems operating separately.
|Titolo:||Hydrogen from intermittent renewable energy sources as gasification medium in integrated waste gasification combined cycle power plants: A performance comparison|
|Autori interni:||MINUTILLO, Mariagiovanna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|