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Integrated Organic Rankine Cycle system for simultaneous utilization of solar energy and LNG cold energy

Project description

Future energy systems using solar energy and liquefied natural gas cold energy

The switch to renewable energy sources has been motivated by an increasing electricity demand, finite fossil fuel reserves and environmental concerns. However, renewable energy and conventional fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) will both play an important role in the future energy market. With this in mind, the EU-funded SO-LNG-ORC project aims to develop a holistic systematic method for a future energy system design. The design will comprise an integrated organic Rankine cycle for the simultaneous utilisation of solar energy and LNG cold energy. The project’s results will pave the way for energy systems that are highly efficient and profitable yet present little risk and have low environmental impacts.

Objective

Both renewable energy (e.g. solar energy) and conventional fuels (e.g. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)) play an important role in the future energy market. Rising electricity demand, finite fossil fuel reserves and environmental concerns motivate the switch to renewable energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, and recovery of unused energy streams. I am determined to make my own contribution in dealing with these issues. This project aims to develop a holistic systematic method for a future energy system design for an integrated Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for simultaneous utilization of solar energy and LNG cold energy. Through various training during my Ph.D. research, I am equipped with good knowledge regarding (ORC), process integration and optimization. As a postdoc at Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, I obtained experience in the field of Process Systems Engineering and energy system optimization. I would like to extend my knowledge and skills with the optimization under uncertainties, process risk analysis, and environmental impact assessment to design a combined renewable and conventional energy system based on an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, I have decided to apply for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at the Process and Systems Engineering Center at DTU, which excels in the simulation-based optimization, process risk analysis, and environmental impacts assessment. In the future, I would like to continue focusing on future energy system design as well as greenhouse gas emissions and aim to deliver novel applicable energy systems featuring high efficiency and profitability, but low risk and low environmental impacts. The training I would get through a Marie Curie fellowship, would also bring me closer to a more permanent faculty position and job opportunities in LNG related industries.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 207 312,00
Address
ANKER ENGELUNDS VEJ 101
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 207 312,00