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Enriched Methane

The First Step Towards the Hydrogen Economy

  • Marcello De Falco
  • Angelo Basile

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Giampaolo Caputo, Domenico Mazzei, Mauro Francesco Sgroi
    Pages 37-51
  3. Cristina Cavinato, David Bolzonella, Paolo Pavan, Franco Cecchi
    Pages 75-90
  4. Chiara Patriarca, Elena De Luca, Claudio Felici, Luigia Lona, Valentina Mazzurco Miritana, Giulia Massini
    Pages 91-109
  5. Sudhanshu S. Pawar, Eoin Byrne, Ed. W. J. van Niel
    Pages 111-127
  6. Rosaria Augelletti, Sara Frattari, Maria Anna Murmura
    Pages 129-146
  7. Luigi De Simio, Michele Gambino, Sabato Iannaccone
    Pages 175-194
  8. Antonino Genovese, Fernando Ortenzi
    Pages 195-213
  9. Prankul Middha
    Pages 235-257

About this book


This book brings together recent research from across the world on enriched methane, and examines the production, distribution and use of this resource in internal combustion engines and gas turbines. It aims to provide readers with an extensive account of potential technological breakthroughs which have the capacity to revolutionize energy systems. Enriched methane, a gas mixture composed by methane and hydrogen (10-30%vol), constitutes the first realistic step towards the application of hydrogen as an energy vector. It provides strong benefits in terms of emissions reduction, that is -11% of CO2, eq emission with the combustion of a 30%vol H2 mixture, if hydrogen is produced from renewable energy sources. Enriched methane offers the following advantages:
• it can be produced at competitive costs; 
• it can be distributed by means of the medium pressure natural gas grid;
• it can be stored in traditional natural gas storage systems; 
<• it can feed natural gas internal combustion engine, improving conversion efficiency. 
This book is intended for academics in chemical engineering and energy production, distribution and storage. It is also intended for energy producers, engineering companies and R&D organizations.


Chemical Engineering Energy Production, Distribution and Storage Energy Vector Enriched Methane Enriched Methane Production Methane and Hydrogen Mixture

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcello De Falco
    • 1
  • Angelo Basile
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.ITM-CNRUniversity of CalabriaRendeItaly

About the editors

Marcello De Falco is an Assistant Professor of “Dynamic and Control of Industrial Processes” at the Faculty of Engineering of “Campus Bio-Medico” of Rome and a researcher expert in reactor modelling. He has 60 publications about on reactor simulations, chemical processes development and technologies assessment.

Angelo Basile is a Senior Researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council (ITM-CNR). Basile is responsible for the research related to the ultra-pure H2 production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. In this research area, he published more than: a) 110 papers as first name and/or corresponding author; b) 30 invited speaker or plenary lectures, and c) 220 papers in proc. of Int. Conferences; lecturer in various Summer Schools on Membrane Reactors organized by the European Membrane Society; editor of 15 books and more than 50 chapters; 8 patents (of which: 1 at European level and 1 at worldwide level).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Enriched Methane
  • Book Subtitle The First Step Towards the Hydrogen Economy
  • Editors Marcello De Falco
    Angelo Basile
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22191-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36002-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22192-2
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 257
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
    Energy Systems
    Energy Systems
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