Team building at institute level
MSc, ETH Zurich, 2019
Main project: Techno-economic analysis of e-fuels
Funding: Projet BEST – Fonds de transition énergétique
Supervisor(s): Francesco Contino
Despite the massive penetration of renewable energy sources (wind, solar) in the system represents one of the pillars to achieve a deep decarbonization, their intermittent nature calls for long-term energy storage capacities to ensure the power system security and adequacy. Due to their capacity constraints and energy losses over time, the batteries alone are not a feasible solution. To satisfy the large capacity volumes at a national scale a chemical storage system is the most feasible candidate, namely the production of hydrogen, electro- and synthetic fuels via the Power-to-Gas (PtG) and the Power-to-Liquid (PtL) conversion processes.
Given the complexity hidden behind the energy system transition at a country level, within the BEST project we carry out techno-economic analyses based on a stochastic modelling approach to support policy makers in shaping the energy system at a national and European scale. With the perspective of achieving the least carbon-intensive energy system at the minimum cost, the analysis is carried out in an optimization framework, implemented in the open-source energy model EnergyScope from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
IMMC main research direction(s):
eletric energy systems
Research group(s): TFL
Collaborations: Alessandro Parente - Université Libre de Bruxelles
See complete list of publications
1. Rixhon, Xavier; Colla, Martin; Tonelli, Davide; Verleysen, Kevin; Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Comprehensive integration of the non-energy demand within a whole-energy system: Towards a defossilisation of the chemical industry in Belgium. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/248092
2. Rixhon, Xavier; Colla, Martin; Tonelli, Davide; Verleysen, Kevin; Limpens, Gauthier; Jeanmart, Hervé; Contino, Francesco. Comprehensive integration of the non-energy demand within a whole-energy system: Towards a defossilisation of the chemical industry in Belgium. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energ. Vol. 34, no.34, p. 154-165 (2021). Ryohei Yokoyama: Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/249489