Design of a Sustainable Power-to-methanol Process: a Superstructure Approach Integrated with Heat Exchanger Network Optimization

Philipp Kenkel, Timo Wassermann, Edwin Zondervan

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Abstract

This work presents a bi-criteria superstructure optimization of a PtM (power-to-methanol) design regarding techno-economic and environmental key figures. The general modeling approach based on mass- and energy balances is applied to a case study depicting a potential plant located in the region of northern Germany Schleswig-Holstein. The selected case study demonstrates minimal net production costs of 1,346 €/t of methanol and minimal net production emissions of -2.29 tCO2/t of methanol. Hence, PtM concepts are not cost competitive as compared to conventional methanol. However, utilizing renewable electricity, PtM can contribute to CO2 abatement in the process sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1411-1416
Number of pages6
JournalComputer aided chemical engineering
Volume48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, ESCAPE 2020 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 24 May 202027 May 2020
Conference number: 30

Keywords

  • CO utilization
  • power-to-methanol
  • Superstructure optimization

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