Generazione, accumulo e utilizzo di idrogeno

The DIME-TPG is studying aspects related to hydrogen generation, storage and utilization (conversion included). In details, hydrogen generation from renewable source is very promising, especially in case of low electrical demand. So, TPG is involved in activities on electrolysis for hydrogen generation, on produced gas storage with traditional technology or with metal hydrides and on high efficiency final users (fuel cells). However, these systems are very efficient only with a careful optimization of size and management operation of components.
Inside a collaboration activity with the Fundación Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (FPTI) - Paraguay - TPG is studying the best management approach for energy excess with related hydrogen storage. Moreover, tu use the standard technology (mainly microturbines and internal combustion engines) TPG is working on hydrogen conversion to hydromethane thorough a catalytic reaction with carbon dioxide (it can be a sequestrated flow from a traditional combustion process).


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  2. Rivarolo M., Bogarin J., Magistri L., Massardo A.F., 2012, Time-dependent optimization of a large size hydrogen generation plant using “spilled” water at Itaipu 14 GW hydraulic plant, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.37(6), pp.5434–5443.
  3. Lamberti T., Barberis S., Di Fresco L., 2011, H2Boat: an hydrogen energy pack for sailing boat application, Plugboat 2013, World Electric & Hybrid Boat Summit.
  4. Rivarolo M., Marmi S., Riveros-Godoy G.A., Magistri L., 2014, Development and assessment of a distribution network of hydro-methane, methanol, oxygen and carbon dioxide in Paraguay, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol.77, pp.680–689.
  5. Bellotti D., Rivarolo M., Magistri L., Massardo A.F., 2015, Thermo-economic comparison of hydrogen and hydro-methane produced from hydroelectric energy for land transportation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.40, pp.2433–2444.