Biogas reforming using renewable wind energy and induction heating

Nati Perez Camacho, Jehad Abu-Dahrieh, David Rooney*, Kening Sun

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Abstract

While the benefits of renewable energy are well known and used to influence government policy there are a number of problems which arise from having significant quantities of renewable energies on an electricity grid. The most notable problem stems from their intermittent nature which is often out of phase with the demands of the end users. This requires the development of either efficient energy storage systems, e.g. battery technology, compressed air storage etc. or through the creation of demand side management units which can utilise power quickly for manufacturing operations. Herein a system performing the conversion of synthetic biogas to synthesis gas using wind power and an induction heating system is shown. This approach demonstrates the feasibility of such techniques for stabilising the electricity grid while also providing a robust means of energy storage. This exemplar is also applicable to the production of hydrogen from the steam reforming of natural gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalCatalysis Today
Volume242
Issue numberPart A
Early online date19 Jul 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2015

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