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Volume 238, 2021100RES 2020 – Applied Energy Symposium (ICAE), 100% RENEWABLE: Strategies, Technologies and Challenges for a Fossil Free Future
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|Published online||16 February 2021|
Preliminary assessment of a microgrid integrated with a biomass gasification CHP system for a production facility in Central Italy
CIRIAF Interuniversity Research Centre, University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 63 Perugia, Italia
2 Loccioni, Via Fiume 16, Angeli di Rosora Ancona, Italia
3 Department of Engineering – University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93 Perugia, Italia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and to improve buildings energy efficiency has led to develop smart grids to manage electricity and heat. The work deals with the thermal and electric microgrid analysis of the Loccioni Company: the production facility consists of high-energy performance industrial and office buildings, partially powered by produced on-site renewable energy (solar PV, hydropower plants, water ground heat pumps). The challenge of continuous improvement in the use of energy led the company to develop a thermal microgrid for optimal management of the heat produced by a small-scale CHP system (50 kWel/110 kWth). The cogeneration system is based on biomass (pellet) chemical degradation process of gasification. The work discusses preliminary results relating to the first months of the system operation, to highlight the energy benefits and the critical issues. Data are collected by the Company monitoring system and a laboratory feedstock physico-chemical characterization is carried out. The main goal of this paper is to lay the foundations for the development of an energy management system that regulates energy flows between buildings. The development of the thermal microgrid will guarantee not only tangible benefits in terms of energy savings but also an increase in the resilience of the entire building/plant system.
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