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Economic assessment of polygeneration energy systems

2014
TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

Stefan Reichelstein, Graduate School of Business; Adam Brandt, Energy Resources Engineering

Polygeneration energy systems use multiple feedstocks (such as coal, natural gas and biomass) to generate multiple products (electricity, hydrogen, ammonia, etc.). These systems offer more flexibility for managing volatile energy prices and changes in end-product demand. This study will examine the impact of using renewable feedstocks (such as solar and wind) in the energy mix, and assess the effect of market and policy uncertainties on the economic competitiveness of polygeneration.