Accepted 16th January, 2019
This paper investigates the use of a combined hydrogen, heat, and power (CHHP) system for Omar Al-Mukhtar university campus using local resources. Based on previous local resource assessment studies, the hydrogen team of Omar AL-Mukhtar University (OMU) selected the fuelcell energy DFC4000TM unit. This study shows that the CHHP system can provide electricity to power the university campus, thermal energy for heating the anaerobic digester, and hydrogen for transportation, back-up power and other needs. Consequently, using the alternative fuels and renewable energy resources for OMU campus can lower fossil fuel consumption and, therefore, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).
Keywords: Hydrogen; combined hydrogen, heat, and power; anaerobic digestion; pressure swing adsorption; renewable energy