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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: A cost estimation for CO2 reduction and reuse by methanation from cement industry sources in Switzerland
Authors: Baier, Jens
Schneider, Gabriel
Heel, Andre
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4657
Published in: Frontiers in Energy Research
Volume(Issue): 6
Issue: 5
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 9
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Frontiers Research Foundation
ISSN: 2296-598X
Language: English
Subjects: CO2 methanation; Power to gas; Switzerland; cement-based CO2; Hydrogen; Photovoltaics; Electrolysis
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
620: Engineering
Abstract: The Swiss government has signed the Paris Climate Agreement and various measures need to be implemented in order to reach the target of a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions in Switzerland by 2030 compared with the value for 1990. Considering the fact that the production of cement in Switzerland accounts around 2.5 million ton for CO2 emissions of which corresponds to roughly 7% of the country’s total CO2 emissions, the following article examines how this amount could be put to meaningful use in order to create a new value-added chain through CO2 methanation, and thus reduce the consumption and import of fossil fuels in Switzerland. With power-to-gas technology, this CO2, along with regenerative hydrogen from photovoltaics, can be converted into methane, which can then be fed into the existing natural-gas grid. This economic case study shows a cost prediction for conversion of all the CO2 from the cement industry into methane by using the technologies available today in order to replacing fossil methane imports.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Materials and Process Engineering (IMPE)
Centre for Product and Process Development (ZPP)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: NRP70 - CO2 Reduction & Reuse
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