The development and deployment of energy mix hydrogen production technologies, and the prospect of supplying “green” hydrogen to fuel-cell cars are expected to play significant roles in the near future. The sustainability of the process is a key enabler for a hydrogen-including economy. A techno-economic analysis of the BioRobur technology, which involves the green hydrogen production of 100 Nm3 H2/h (5.0 grade), has been performed in this study to provide a basis for comparison between the final cost of the hydrogen and the European target. Moreover, a technology for its eventual implementation has been addressed, in which the weakness and strengths have been identified by means of a SWOT analysis. The cost and supply analysis of this biogas-to-hydrogen production system, via autothermal reforming (ATR), indicates that municipal solid waste (MSW) is an important source of the low-cost supply of biogas-derived hydrogen. As far as the market potential is concerned, this analysis suggests that MSW can provide about 286,607 kg/day at 5€/kgH2 (delivery cost). Additionally, after 10 years of amortization, the final cost to produce 100 Nm3/h of H2 would be 2.5€/kg, which is far lower than the European target for the cost of obtaining H2 through biogas reforming, that is, 5€/kg of H2.
|Titolo:||Techno-economic analysis of green hydrogen production from biogas autothermal reforming|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s10098-017-1341-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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