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Record number 504952
Title Biogas from Agricultural Residues as Energy Source in Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power
Author(s) Corré, W.J.; Conijn, J.G.
Source In: Procedia Computer Science. - Elsevier - p. 1126 - 1133.
Event 7th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2016 and the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2016, Madrid, 2016-05-23/2016-05-26
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2016.04.233
Department(s) PPO/PRI AGRO Water- en Biobased Economy
PPO/PRI AGRO Field Technology Innovations
PPO/PRI AGRO Multifunctioneel Landgebruik
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) agricultural residues - biogas - biomethane - GHG emission - HCSP - non-renewable energy use - soil organic matter
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.

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