Publication type: Working paper – expertise – study
Title: Integration of biogas systems into the energy system : technical aspects of flexible plant operation
Authors: Liebetrau, Jan
Kornatz, Peter
Baier, Urs
Wall, David
Murphy, Jerry
et. al: No
Editors: Murphy, Jerry
Extent: 35
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IEA Bioenergy
ISBN: 978-1-910154-76-2
Language: English
Subjects: Bioenergy; Biogas; Flexibilisation; Energy system
Subject (DDC): 333.79: Energy
Abstract: Biogas is a versatile energy carrier which can be used to produce electricity, heat and after upgrading serve all functions of natural gas, including transport. Biogas systems are highly scalable in their energy output according to the demand from the particular energy sector. The flexibility of biogas systems can facilitate electricity production at a dynamic schedule to match an electricity demand profile, while facilitating voltage and grid stability. As a decentralised component of the overall energy system biogas systems can function as an infrastructure hub for local energy consumers in rural areas. Biogas can play an essential role (together with PV and wind) as part of a virtual power plant in local distribution energy grids. Biogas systems can operate as a biological battery in coupling the electricity and gas grids using surplus electricity to produce hydrogen to react with biogenic CO2 in biogas producing biomethane and increasing the output of biomethane (typically by 70 %). Innovation and ingenuity will be required of biogas operators in future energy systems. This report highlights how the operator can match biogas supply and demand for energy as electricity, heat or transport biofuel across the larger future energy system.
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: BIOSWEET II - WP1: Biomass to Biogas
BFE-Mandat für die Arbeitsgruppe "Energie von Biogas" der Internationalen Energieagentur (2019-2021)
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