Biogas from Agricultural Residues as Energy Source in Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power

W.J. Corré*, J.G. Conijn

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Abstract

This paper explores the possibilities of sustainable biogas use for hybridisation of Concentrated Solar Power (HCSP) in Europe. The optimal system for the use of biogas from agricultural residues (manure and crop residues) in HCSP involves anaerobic digestion with upgrading of biogas to biomethane and injection into the gas grid for transport and storage. Using biogas from agricultural residues results in efficient reduction of non-renewable energy use and especially GHG emission, due to the avoidance of methane emission from manure storage. The net biomethane production from agricultural residues in EU-27 can potentially reach approximately 29,000 Mm3, sufficient to supply 320 CSP plants with a capacity of 100 MWe with HYSOL technology, producing 55% of the electricity from gas. The uncertainties concerning the production potential are large.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Computer Science
PublisherElsevier
Pages1126-1133
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event7th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2016 and the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2016 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 23 May 201626 May 2016

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2016 and the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2016
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period23/05/1626/05/16

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Keywords

  • agricultural residues
  • biogas
  • biomethane
  • GHG emission
  • HCSP
  • non-renewable energy use
  • soil organic matter

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