Enabling Renewable Base Load Generation via Chemical Energy Storage

Antonio Sánchez, Mariano Martín, Qi Zhang

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Energy storage plays a key role in the modern power system. Recently, the use of chemicals for energy storage, especially in long-term applications, has attracted significant attention. In this work, the potential benefit of using different chemicals –namely methane, methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), and ammonia – as energy carriers is evaluated. For a region of Spain, the optimal locations of plants to supply a portion of the local base-load power demand are determined as well as the transportation modes used to deliver the chemicals to the different demand locations. Moreover, a scheduling optimization is carried out to analyse the system's dynamic performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jan 2020

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

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  • chemical storage
  • energy storage
  • renewable energy


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