Renewable energy technology with emphasis on clean hydrogen and derivatives production processes

Background

Ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions combined with reducing costs of solar PV and wind power have been encouraging cross-sectoral decarbonization with clean hydrogen, electrofuels like synthetic methane and methanol as well as green ammonia. Their production processes assisted by carbon capture and storage (CCS) and/or utilization (CCU) will have to become more competitive to be implemented in large scale, thus allowing net zero emissions in the next decades.

Aims

To develop tools for technology assessment and optimization that helps to understand how production plants should be designed and operated in order reduce costs and maximize environmental benefits.

Approaches

Modeling and simulation techniques assisted by artificial intelligence as well as environmental-techno-economic assessments.

Keywords

hydrogen; power-to-gas; variable renewable energy; energy storage; climate impact

Links

Link to the research article Optimizing power-to-H2 participation in the Nord Pool electricity market: Effects of different bidding strategies on plant operation

Link to the research article Techno-Economic Assessment of Demand-Driven Small-Scale Green Hydrogen Production for Low Carbon Agriculture in Sweden

Project leaders

Leandro Janke and Åke Nordberg, all from the Department of Energy and Technology of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Other project members

Sören Weinrich, from the Biochemical Conversion Department of the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ), and Shane McDonagh of Environmental Research Institute (MaREI) of University College Cork, Per-Anders Hansson, SLU

Other funding agencies

Our research in this area is co-funded mainly from the National Energy Agency and ERA-Net