Study on performance of a green hydrogen production system integrated with the thermally activated cooling
Article history: Received 2 September 2022, Received in revised form 2 September 2022, Accepted 27 October 2022, Available online 27 October 2022.
Laince Pierre Moulebe, Abdelwahed Touati, Eric Obar Akpoviroro, Nabila Rabbah
The energy transition is at the centre of research and development activities with the aim to fight against the effects of global warming. Today, renewable energies play a significant role in the electricity supply to the World and their use increases day after day. Because of the intermittency of a large-scale production system generates the need to develop clean energy storage systems. Hence, energy storage systems play is one of key elements in the energy transition. In this perspective, a green hydrogen is defined as an energy carrier thanks to its high energy density in relation to its negligible mass, not to mention its abundance in our environment, and its extraction, which does not contribute to any greenhouse gases. However, the production cost is not negligible. Hence, this work shows a numerical modelling of the heat balance from a green hydrogen production system using a thermal storage in a Metal Hydride (MH) tank for an electrification by Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell integrated into the production of heating, cooling and sanitary hot water (SHW) through the recovery of the heat released by the whole system combined with the technology of thermally activated cooling of an adsorber. This allows demonstrating that the green hydrogen can be an interesting solution according in the hydrogen production chain and in particular in the tertiary sectors.
Thermal energy; green hydrogen; trigeneration; energy transition; cooling