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MACC Researchers
Jake Nease Jake Nease
Ph.D. Recipient
Supervised by Dr. Thomas Adams II

Start date
September 2011

Email
neasej@mcmaster.ca

Education
B. Eng. Mgmt, Chemical Engineering - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Work Experience
NSERC USRA position under the supervision of Dr. P. Mhaskar - McMaster University

Research Title
Compressed Air Energy Storage Integration with a Zero-Carbon Emission Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Power Plant

Research Objectives
Solid-oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are a promising new technology to produce efficient electrical power while capturing greenhouse gas emissions at a very low cost. However, current applicable SOFC technology is only able to provide base-load power, and therefore cannot be used to meet the typically peaking diurnal demand for power in a given market. On the other hand, the high temperatures and pressures of the SOFC design make it a strong candidate for the capture of its cathode exhaust stream (nearly pure nitrogen) for a compressed air energy storage (CAES) system.

A CAES system uses off-peak power to compress and store air in an underground facility, typically a salt dome or depleted natural gas reserve. The stored air is then preheated and expanded through power generation turbines in order to supply on-peak power. The objective of our research is to investigate the operational and economic feasibility of a combined CAES/SOFC system which can provide peaking power with zero greenhouse gas emissions.

MACC Publications

Other Publications
Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Du M, Nease J, Mhaskar P. (2011) Integrated Fault Diagnosis and Robust Safe-Parking for Fault-Tolerant Control of Nonlinear Systems. Proceedings of the American Chemical Control Conference. San Francisco, California, USA. 804-809.
Conference Presentations
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. Application of a multiple time-scale rolling horizon optimization technique for improved load-following of an integrated solid-oxide fuel cell/compressed air energy storage plant with zero emissions. Proceedings of the 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering. Portorož, Slovenia. Jun 2016. Accepted manuscript.
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. (2013) Real-Time Optimization of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells and Compressed Air Energy Storage for Peaking Power with Zero Emissions. Proceedings of the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Fredericton, Canada.
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. (2013) Peaking Power With 100% CO2 Capture Through the Integration of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells, Compressed Air Energy Storage and Real Time Optimization. Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. (2013) Real-Time Optimization of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells and compressed Air Energy Storage for Peaking Power with Zero Emissions. Proceedings of the 2013 Canadian Statistics and Control Meeting. Kingston, Canada.
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. (2012) Integration of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells and Compressed Air Energy Storage for Peaking Power with Zero Carbon Emissions. Proceedings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Nease J, Adams TA II. (2012) Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell and Compressed Air Energy Storage Integration to Provide Peaking Power with Zero Carbon Emissions. Proceedings of the 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

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