Conceptual design, performance and economic evaluation of carbon dioxide methanation plant

Ovidiu Mihai Balan, Mihaela Ramona Buga, Costin Sorin Bildea

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In the present study, a possible pathway of converting renewable electricity into synthetic natural gas via carbon dioxide methanation is presented. This pathway, discussed nowadays as Power-to-Gas approach, represents an innovative concept that is able to access the tremendous storage and transport capacities of the gas grid to store renewable electricity. Carbon dioxide methanation is the main conversion step in this process. The simulation models were developed in Aspen Plus software using literature design parameters. Two conceptual designs were suggested and evaluated by rigorous Aspen Plus simulations in order to assess the current economic feasibility of the methanation process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2237-2242
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Chimie
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016


  • Design
  • Energy storage
  • Power-to-Gas
  • Renewable energy integration
  • Renewable methane
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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