EFACE – ElectroFuels in A Circular Economy
- Start Year
- End Year
- Funding Body
Science Foundation Ireland, Future Innovator Prize 2019 – Zero Emissions Challenge
Dr David Wall, MaREI, the SFI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.
- Research Partners
Dublin City University (DCU), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
- Project Partners
Gas Networks Ireland (GNI), DePuy Synthes
- Principal Investigators
Dr David Wall (UCC), Prof Jerry Murphy (UCC)
- Research Area
Electrofuels, Hydrogen, Methane, Circular economy, Bioenergy
EFACE investigates the development of a Power to a Gas facility, to introduce electrofuels in the form of hydrogen and methane to the Cork Lower Harbour, providing storage for electricity generated from wind turbines at times when demand for electricity is low. The proposed electrofuel system will be assessed in conjunction with other renewable technologies such as anaerobic digestion, and for further integration with existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure, to enable a circular economy approach.
The EFACE project aims to tackle three specific challenges:
1. Increasing energy efficiency from existing intermittent renewable electricity devices
2. Creating a more sustainable agricultural sector through the production of bioenergy
3. Delivering energy diversification and decarbonisation through the use of advanced transport fuels.
WP1: Electrofuel system
WP2: Circular Economy
WP3: Biological Methanantion
WP4: Communication and Dissemination
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