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This project comprises the construction, test and optimized set-up of a system capable of generating fuel from renewable energy sources obtained from alkaline electrolysis of water using graphite electrodes without a membrane separating the generated gases.
This project is the follow-up of preliminary studies undertaken at laboratory scale, which consisted in the proof of concept and also on the set-up of a 1 kW prototype producing a synthesis gas consisting mainly of H2 and CO2, from electrical power available from the grid in the night periods. This synthesis gas was also converted to CH4 in a tubular catalytic reactor, but can be also converted to other liquid fuels such as methanol or dimethylether.
The present project aims to perform scale-up to a commercial unit of 50 kW, which can produce 2 m3/h of CH4, comprising also a viability and a technicaleconomic
evaluation.
Keywords:
Alternative Energy Sources, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Engineering, Environment, Low carbon Energy, Mineral Resources and Bio-Resources
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CERENA Role:
Coordinator

Coordinator/Local PI

CERENA Team

Proponent Institution

CERENA / ISEL - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa

Partners

"Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal - Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
GSyF - Equipamentos para Energia, Lda

Funding Programme

PT2020/SAICT-POL/023470/2016

Total Funding
145 976,69 €
CERENA Funding
9 523,78 €

Funding Entities