Gonzalo del Alamo Serrano
Gonzalo del Alamo Serrano
Publications and responsibilities
Hydrothermal liquefaction of organic resources in biotechnology: how does it work and what can be achieved?
Increasing the overall carbon and energy efficiency by integration of thermal processes with biological ones has gained considerable attention lately, especially within biorefining. A technology that is capable of processing wet feedstock with good energy efficiency is advantageous. Such a technolog...
Improving carbon efficiency and profitability of the biomass to liquid process with hydrogen from renewable power
A process where power and biomass are converted to Fischer-Tropsch liquid fuels (PBtL) is compared to a conventional Biomass-to-Liquid (BtL) process concept. Based on detailed process models, it is demonstrated that the carbon efficiency of a conventional Biomass to Liquid process can be increased f...
Heat to H2: Using Waste Heat to Set Up Concentration Differences for Reverse Electrodialysis Hydrogen Production
The present work suggests two concepts for producing hydrogen by reverse electrodialysis. Reverse electrodialysis is a technology that uses concentration differences to create electrical energy. In this work, the energy is utilised as direct hydrogen production within a closed-loop system. For both ...
Cooling aerosols and changes in albedo counteract warming from CO2 and black carbon from forest bioenergy in Norway
Climate impacts of forest bioenergy result from a multitude of warming and cooling effects and vary by location and technology. While past bioenergy studies have analysed a limited number of climatealtering pollutants and activities, no studies have jointly addressed supply chain greenhouse gas emis...
LCA of the Norwegian waste-to-energy sector: Current situation, implications of carbon capture and storage and circular economy
Norwegian Waste-to-Energy: Climate change, circular economy and carbon capture and storage
Decentralized Production of Fischer-Tropsch Biocrude via Coprocessing of Woody Biomass and Wet Organic Waste in Entrained Flow Gasification: Techno-Economic Analysis
The present work addresses the techno-economics of the decentralized coproduction of Fischer-Tropsch biocrude and liquefied natural gas via thermochemical conversion of woody biomass and wet organic waste to syngas in an entrained flow gasification reactor. The process design considers thermal pretr...
Life Cycle Assessment and Costs of the Norwegian Waste-to-Energy Sector: Current Situation and Future Perspectives
Life-cycle assessment of a Waste-to-Energy plant in central Norway: Current situation and effects of changes in waste fraction composition
Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants constitute one of the most common waste management options to deal with municipal solid waste. WtE plants have the dual objective to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and simultaneously to produce useful energy (heat and/or power). Energy from WtE is gaining s...