Concept Study of Small-Scale Biomass-to-Sng Systems with Excess Power Integration

S. Fendt, M. Maschke, M. Gaderer & H. Spliethoff
In times of fluctuating renewable energies and overstrained electrical grids, the production of synthetic natural gas (SNG) and thus the utilization of the existing natural gas grid for power distribution is a promising option for future renewable energy systems. Innovative concepts are developed focusing on the integration of an electrolysis unit into the biomass-derived SNG production process (thermochemical pathway). Different system designs and configurations are analyzed containing the following components: Fluidized and entrained flow biomass...