Coordinated Control of a Wind-Methanol-Fuel Cell System with Hydrogen Storage


This paper presents a wind-methanol-fuel cell system with hydrogen storage. It can manage various energy flow to provide stable wind power supply, produce constant methanol, and reduce CO2 emissions. Firstly, this study establishes the theoretical basis and formulation algorithms. And then, computational experiments are developed with MATLAB/Simulink (R2016a, MathWorks, Natick, MA, USA). Real data are used to fit the developed models in the study. From the test results, the developed system can generate maximum electricity whilst maintaining a stable production of methanol with the aid of a hybrid energy storage system (HESS). A sophisticated control scheme is also developed to coordinate these actions to achieve satisfactory system performance.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Urban Technology and the Environment (ASTUTE)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Power Electronics, Machines and Power System (PEMPS)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license ( Funding: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 51367018, 51321005) and Xinjiang Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars (2014711005)
Uncontrolled Keywords: coordinated control,energy storage,fuel cell,hydrogen,methanol production,wind power
Publication ISSN: 1996-1073
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 08:11
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 09:40
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Published Date: 2017-12-04
Accepted Date: 2017-11-30
Authors: Yuan, Tiejiang
Duan, Qingxi
Chen, Xiangping
Yuan, Xufeng
Cao, Wenping (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8133-3020)
Hu, Juan
Zhu, Quanmin



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