Thermo-economic optimisation of the integration of electrolysis in a wood to methane process

  • Gassner M
  • Marechal F
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Converting wood to grid quality methane allows to distribute a CO2 free, renewable enery resource in a conventional energy distribution system and use it in transportation applications. Using a previously developed thermo-economic process model for thermochernical production of synthetic natural gas from wood and applying a multi-objective optimisation algorithm, the present paper assesses the prospect of integrating an electrolyser in the system. Due to an inherent lack of hydrogen for complete conversion of-wood into methane, it is shown that electrolysis is a viable option for increasing the gas output, storage of electricity and production of fuel that further mitigates national CO2-emissions.

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  • bioenergy
  • biofuels
  • electrolysis
  • gasification
  • methanation
  • optimisation

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  • SGR: 64749106875
  • PUI: 602446912
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-64749106875
  • ISBN: 9608758424


  • M Gassner

  • F Marechal

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