INSA win best poster award

Silvia De Los Santos, a PhD Student at INSA Rouen Normandie, won the prize for Best Poster at the recent GPE
Congress in Toulouse.Silvia’s poster was elected by the participants of the congress, receiving the Award in recognition of her significant work on the subject of ‘Electrochemical hydrogen production from urea.’ INSA staff delivered presentations on methanation, and electrochemical methods at the Green Process Engineering Congress, and also presented on the wider GenComm project.INSA is the partner responsible for the project’s technical models, which form part of the development of the project’s key output - the Decision Support Tool. INSA are also carrying out R&D into methanation, as part of the analysis of PEC’s bioenergy plant in Stornaway. In our recent work, we applied robust design optimizationon a photovoltaic-electrolyzer system. We considered 18 uncertain technical and economic parameters, which affected the production and cost of the system. We found that sunny locations are both optimal for the mean and variation of the cost per kilogram of hydrogen produced. Therefore robust designs of photovoltaic-electrolyzer systems are found at sunny locations, achieving the lowest average cost per kilogram of hydrogen produced, as well as the highest probability of achieving that optimal average.

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