• Corso di Laurea Magistrale (Degree Course Master of Sciences)
  • Sezione di Macchine, Propulsione, Sistemi Energetici (Division of Machines, Propulsion and Energy Systems)
  • Gruppo di Ricerca: Sistemi di conversione dell’energia - GECOS (Research group: Energy Conversion Systems)

Techno-economic analysis of plants for the production of liquids and hydrogen from biomass gasification in flexibly operated plants
This thesis consists in a process engineering study aimed at estimating the technical and economic key performance indicators (energy efficiency, carbon efficiency, cost of fuel, etc…) of plants for the production of hydrogen and liquid fuels through the Fisher-Tropsch process. The study will assess the integration with electrolysis systems to boost the production of liquids through the addition of green hydrogen and the integration of a process for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) to avoid the emission of the biogenic CO2 generated by the plant. The performance of the plant will be assessed at different operating points, considering that it should be able to operate flexibly, i.e. with and without green hydrogen addition from water electrolysis (depending on the electricity price) and with different outputs, depending on the bio-hydrogen and bio-liquids selling price.
Process simulations will be carried out with the commercial software Aspen Plus.

Responsabili (responsible):
Matteo Romano - matteo.romano(at)polimi.it
Alessandro Poluzzi
Giulio Guandalini

Competenze (skills)
Thesis for students in energy and chemical engineering

Data di inizio presunta (Estimated start date):
March/April 2021

Durata (Duration)
Expected duration is about 9 months (4 month part-time + 5 months full-time). The actual duration depends on the achievements.

Maggiori informazioni (more information):
Thesis with opponent (controrelatore), suitable for 2 students. Selection of the candidate will be made based on CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, to be sent to matteo.romano(at)polimi.it