Development of Hydrogen based Integrated hybrid energy systems through Power-to-gas concept for Industrial facilities

Under Ontario’s regulations, facilities generating thousands of tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year must report their emissions, and industries are motivated to reduce GHGs through ‘Cap-and-Trade’ regulations. Based on the Power-to-gas concept, this research will develop a techno-economic-environmental model for hydrogen-based energy systems that include electricity from the utility grid and distributed renewable energy such as wind and solar. Toyota’s industrial facilities are used for a case study. Power-to-gas is a promising option for storing intermittent renewables, nuclear baseload power, and distributed energy, and it is a novel concept for the transition to increased renewable content of current fuels with an ultimate goal of transition to a sustainable low-carbon future energy system that interconnect power, transportation sectors, and thermal energy demand. A mathematical model will be developed to simulate the energy hub and consider all its interactions on an hourly basis to determine the energy (electricity, heat, and hydrogen) that is produced, stored, and used. Design and operational variables will be optimized based on the desired objectives including system cost, and environmental impacts […]

Faculty Supervisor:

Michael Fowler


Azadeh Maroufmashat


Toyota Canada


Engineering - chemical / biological


Alternative energy




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