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Review on the Status of the Research on Power‐to‐Gas Experimental Activities


In recent years, power‐to‐gas technologies have been gaining ground and are increasingly proving their reliability. The possibility of implementing long‐term energy storage and that of being able to capture and utilize carbon dioxide are currently too important to be ignored. However, sys‐ tems of this type are not yet experiencing extensive realization in practice. In this study, an overview of the experimental research projects and the research and development activities that are currently part of the power‐to‐gas research line is presented. By means of a bibliographical and sitographical analysis, it was possible to identify the characteristics of these projects and their distinctive points. In addition, the main research targets distinguishing these projects are presented. This provides an insight into the research direction in this regard, where a certain technological maturity has been achieved and where there is still work to be done. The projects found and analyzed amount to 87, mostly at laboratory scale. From these, what is most noticeable is that research is currently focusing heavily on improving system efficiency and integration between components.

Funding source: This work was supported by the “PON Ricerca e Innovazione 2014–2020” and by the “IFAISTOS—Intelligent electroFuel production for An Integrated STOrage System” project, which has received funding within the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA‐Net Smart Energy Systems with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements no. 646039 and no. 755970.
Related subjects: Production & Supply Chain
Countries: Italy

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