Home Books eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Authors, Editors, Reviewers A-Z Product Index Awards
HYSYDAYS<br>1st World Congress of Young Scientists on Hydrogen Energy Systems

ISBN:
1-56700-230-7 (Print)

THE PROJECT OF THE HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEM FROM BIOMASS IN VALMONTONE

Enrico Bocci
C.I.R.P.S. University of Rome "La Sapienza" P.za del Colosseo 9 Rome, Italy

Abstract

To realize a hydrogen power plant in a Tourist Pole is a strategic and long term goal. In this way, innovative technologies, concerning hydrogen chain, are immediately applied, and on the way confronted and improved.
Most of the technologies used in the power plant are commercial and the "innovative" solutions (Indirectly Heated Gasifier, Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells) became evermore sufficiently mature and reliable. A distributed energy production is realized, with low environmental impact, from local resources. In Italy the renewable energy resources, except the large hydropower, are badly exploited till this moment but considering the energetic potential they will be able to substitute fossil fuel in the future.
The project represents an original experience in Lazio region because it conjugates technological innovation and ecoefficiency. The Plant, designed in collaboration with companies and research centres, could be a pole of excellence for high technological vocation enterprises on renewable energy resources and hydrogen.
The electric power is provided by a 450 kWe ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) and a 240 kWe MCFC (Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells) both fed by the biogas produced by a biomass gasifier. The system occupies a surface of approximately 800 m2 (biomass storage, gasifier, engine room) with a perimeter of about 200 m. This system has reduced investment cost, high efficiency and low environmental impact.