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On the assessment of renewable industrial processes: Case study for solar co-production of methanol and power

von Storch, Henrik and Roeb, Martin and Stadler, Hannes and Sattler, Christian and Bardow, André and Hoffschmidt, Bernhard (2016) On the assessment of renewable industrial processes: Case study for solar co-production of methanol and power. Applied Energy, 183, pp. 121-132. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.08.141. ISSN 0306-2619.

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The transition to renewable energies has mainly happened in the field of electric energy. In industrial processes only a negligible share of the energy consumption is supplied by renewable energies. To increase this share, several processes were proposed in the past. However, for a meaningful Evaluation and optimization of such processes, no appropriate criterion exists. In particular, renewable energy is still the limited resource. To identify the best use of renewable energy, a new evaluation procedure for renewable industrial processes is proposed. The novel procedure is applied to the co-production of electricity and methanol from solar energy and natural gas. The SOLME process for solar methanol production is proposed, optimized and evaluated with the proposed criterion. The results indicate that the proposed SOLME process can make more efficient use of the solar energy than conventional solar power plants. Hence, the solar methanol production is promising to initiate a further penetration of solar energy into the chemical industry.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105952/
Document Type:Article
Title:On the assessment of renewable industrial processes: Case study for solar co-production of methanol and power
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
von Storch, HenrikHenrik.vonStorch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roeb, MartinMartin.Roeb (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Stadler, HannesHannes.Stadler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, ChristianChristian.Sattler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4314-1124
Hoffschmidt, BernhardBernhard.Hoffschmidt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 August 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.08.141
Page Range:pp. 121-132
Keywords:Process evaluation Renewable energy integration Solar reforming Solar fuels CSP Process simulation
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Solar Fuels
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solar Fuels (old)
Location: Jülich , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solare Verfahrenstechnik
Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Sattler, Prof. Dr. Christian
Deposited On:19 Sep 2016 16:19
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:21

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