Integrating decentralized energy storage with power generation
Texas A&M University researchers have developed a computational model to study how to optimally integrate and operate batteries to store excess energy from renewable sources at individual power plants. The findings of this study were published in the Energy and Environmental Science journal. Energy sources such as solar and wind are not always available, but with […]
Review Article Published on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
Faruque Hasan, an Associate Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and the Assistant Director of Decarbonization for the Texas A&M Energy Institute, along with his doctoral student Manali Zantye and Postdoctoral Research Associate Kazi Monzure-Khoda, co-authored an article titled, “Challenges and Opportunities in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage: A Process Systems Engineering Perspective” that was published in the October 2022 issue of Computers & Chemical Engineering by Elsevier. This work provides an overview of technology and systems integration challenges, advances, and opportunities in the area of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).
Targeted Demand Response Reduces Price Volatility of Electric Grid
To reduce the energy load across the entirety of the state’s grid, traditional demand response studies focus on reducing the energy load in high population centers such as Houston and Dallas. However, Dr. Le Xie, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his team found that focusing on a few strategic locations across the state outside of those high-population areas is much more cost-effective and can have a greater impact on the price volatility of the grid. A machine learning algorithm is utilized to strategically select these demand response locations based on a synthetic Texas grid model.
Hasan Publishes Article on the Building Block Approach to Process Intensification
Faruque Hasan, along with his students Salih Emre Demirel and Jianping Li, co-authored an article titled, “A Building Block Approach to Process Intensification,” that was included in Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) Magazine.
Elizabeth Trujillo Contributes Chapter to Book on “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States”
Elizabeth Trujillo, a professor of law at Texas A&M University and a Texas A&M Energy Institute faculty affiliate, is a co-author of a new book titled, “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States,” published by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI).