Conceptual study of the coupling of a biorefinery process for hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae with a concentrating solar power plant

Alberto Giaconia, Luca Turchetti, Antonio Ienna, Domenico Mazzei, Benedetto Schiavo, Onofrio Scialdone, Giampaolo Caputo, Alessandro Galia

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Abstract

A conceptual analysis of the coupling of a concentrating solar power plant with a chemical process for hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of microalgae to biocrude was performed. The two plants were considered coupled by molten salt recirculation that granted energetic supply to the chemical process. Preliminary estimations have been done considering a solar field constituted by 3 linear parabolic solar collectors rows, each 200 m long, using a ternary molten salts mixture as heat transfer fluid, and a chemical plant sized to process 10 kT/y of microalgae. Under adopted conditions, we have estimated a minimum selling prize of the biocrude that is similar to that achieved in non-solar HTL processes.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 27 Jun 2017 → …

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Conference22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period27/6/17 → …

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Giaconia, A., Turchetti, L., Ienna, A., Mazzei, D., Schiavo, B., Scialdone, O., Caputo, G., & Galia, A. (2017). Conceptual study of the coupling of a biorefinery process for hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae with a concentrating solar power plant. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984464