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Energy and environmental assessment of integrated biogas trigeneration and photovoltaic plant as more sustainable industrial system

Wiesław Gazda and Wojciech Stanek

Applied Energy, 2016, vol. 169, issue C, 138-149

Abstract: The biogas fired tri-generation system for cooling, heating and electricity generation (BCCHP+PV) supported by a photovoltaic system (PV) is discussed and analyzed from energetic and ecological effectiveness point of view. Analyzed system is based on the internal combustion engine and the adsorption machine. For the evaluation of primary energy savings in the BCCHP aided by PV system, the indicators of the total primary energy savings (TPES) and relative primary energy savings ΔPES were defined. Also an analysis is carried out of the reduction of greenhouse gases emission. In the ecological potential evaluation, the environmental impact as an indicator of the total greenhouse gasses reduction (TGHGR) is taken into account.

Keywords: Biogas cooling heating power system; Photovoltaic cells; Renewable energy; Primary energy; Environmental impact; CO2 emission (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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