MADA's Integrated LAES
Existing gas-fired generating and liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities are still needed to provide energy for the global economy and will likely be needed for many decades. Although cleaner than coal, gas-fired power generation and the production and use of LNG still generate massive amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Renewables can reduce emissions by reducing the use of gas for power generation, but currently gas is the most economic form of fully dispatchable power that is needed for reliable power grids. Solutions are needed to reduce the emissions and improve the performance of LNG production and gas-fired power generation as the clean energy transition continues.
Integrated LAES – Reducing the Emissions and Improving the Performance of Today’s Gas Technologies
MADA’s Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) technology takes advantage of sources of waste heat and cold from gas turbines, LNG facilities and industrial processes, as well as excess renewable power on the grid to increase the efficiency of these technologies, store the energy for later use by the host facility or the grid and increase output beyond the host facility’s capacity during periods of greatest demand.
Integrated LAES – LNG Liquefaction
The deployment of MADA’s LAES technology at an LNG liquefaction plant increases the production and efficiency of the LNG plant by capturing the waste heat. Using the waste heat from the liquefaction process to help drive the liquefaction of air and then using the liquid air to help liquefy gas as the air is regasified to generate power, reducing total energy used and increasing LNG produced.
Mada's Integrated LAES - The Solution
Utilizing MADA’s LAES technology at an LNG regasification plant improves the efficiency of LNG regasification by using the cold LNG to help liquefy air, to be used later to generate power, while at the same time warming and regasifying the LNG. When combined with an onsite gas-fired reciprocating engine, the regasification process is further enhanced by utilizing the engine’s waste heat for regasification and, combined with the liquid air, producing power for the grid.
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Plant
Integrating a LAES system with a CCGT can boost capacity and output of the plant and improve efficiency. By redirecting some or all of the exhaust heat from the gas turbine to MADA’s LAES system, instead of the steam turbine, when demand is low, the energy can be stored as liquid air for additional power generation when demand is higher. In addition, some of the liquid air can be used to cool the air used by the gas turbine to boost output and efficiency on warmer days.
Foundational LAES IP
The MADA Analytics foundational LAES IP for long-duration energy storage and dispatchable generation is based on approved U.S. patents from key personnel.
METHOD FOR EXHAUST WASTE ENERGY RECOVERY AT THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE POLY-GENERATION PLANT
SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR
LIQUID AIR ENERGY STORAGE IN
CONJUNCTION WITH POWER
ENERGY STORAGE AND RECOVERY
METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES
LIQUID AIR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS,
DEVICES, AND METHODS
METHOD FOR LIQUID AIR AND GAS ENERGY STORAGE