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Sustainability assessment of a hybrid CSP/biomass. Results of a prototype plant in Tunisia

Herrera, Israel and Rodríguez-Serrano, Irene and Lechón, Yolanda and Oliviera, Armando and Krüger, Dirk Rinus and Bouden, Chiheb (2020) Sustainability assessment of a hybrid CSP/biomass. Results of a prototype plant in Tunisia. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 42 (100862), pp. 1-14. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.seta.2020.100862. ISSN 2213-1388.

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A renewable electricity system hybrid concentrated solar power/biomass power plantin Tunisia has been assessed. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the Input-Output Analysis (IOA) methodologies have been performed to assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of this technology in the Tunisian context. Application of these methodologies allowed computing environmental footprint, and the total economic stimulation produced by the increase in the demand for goods and services needed to build and operate this kind of plant. Results show for system operates in closed digester conditions value of 18.5 gCO2eq per kWh. In an open digester system, levels of GHG emissions are similar to fossil electricity generation with 550 gCO2eq per Kwh. For socioeconomic impacts, the multiplier effect of the direct investment for production of goods and services amounts is 2.43. Domestic value added created was quantified in a 42% (0.15 €2015/kWh) and employment creation in 532.9 FTE (0.006 FTE/MWh). Finally, the calculated abatement costs are low, 86 US$/tCO2eq. From the obtained results, it can be concluded that investments in this technology are then a cost-effective way of mitigating global warming emissions while also producing additional benefits in terms of value-added creation in the country and domestic employment generation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/137690/
Document Type:Article
Title:Sustainability assessment of a hybrid CSP/biomass. Results of a prototype plant in Tunisia
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Herrera, IsraelEnergy Systems Analysis UnitUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rodríguez-Serrano, IreneEnergy Systems Analysis UnitUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oliviera, ArmandoUniversity of Porto, Dept Mechanical Eng.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, Dirk RinusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8691-1141UNSPECIFIED
Bouden, ChihebUniversit´e de Tunis El Manar, Ecole Nationale d’Ing´enieurs deTunisUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 October 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-14
Series Name:Elsevier Ltd
Keywords:Solar, Industrial process heat, Prozesswärme, parabolic troughs, Parabolrinnen, CSP, biomass
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solar High Temperature Technologies
Deposited By: Lucarelli, Fabio
Deposited On:23 Nov 2020 11:25
Last Modified:16 Jun 2023 10:03

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