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  Process Simulation and Integration of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in the Context of Wind Electricity

   School of Chemical, Materials and Biological Engineering

   Applications accepted all year round  Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Project

With the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources into the national electricity grid, it is increasingly challenging to balance the electricity demand and generation. Energy storage (esp. grid scale energy storage) technologies become an important technical solution. Compressed air energy storage (CAES) came in this background. Commercially we have Huntorf CAES plant in Germany and McIntosh CAES plant in the USA. However there are many questions to answer when a CAES plant operating with spare electricity from wind farm is integrated into the electricity grid. This project aims to explore how to design and operate a CAES plant with wind electricity under certain grid requirements.

Please see this link for information on how to apply: Please include the name of your proposed supervisor and the title of the PhD project within your application.

Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, bioscience or a related technical subject. If English is not your first language then you must have an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) average of 6.5 or above with at least 6.0 in each component, or equivalent. Please see this link for further information:

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