Analysis of Using Biogas Resources for Electric Vehicle Charging in Bangladesh : A Techno-Economic-Environmental Perspective

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Author(s)

  • Ashish Kumar Karmaker
  • Md. Alamgir Hossain
  • Vishnupriyan Jagadeesan
  • Arunkumar Jayakumar
  • Biplob Ray

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2579
Journal / PublicationSustainability
Volume12
Issue number7
Online published25 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Abstract

The growing popularity of electric vehicles (EV) is creating an increasing burden on the power grid in Bangladesh due to massive energy consumption. Due to this uptake of variable energy consumption, environmental concerns, and scarcity of energy lead to investigate alternative energy resources that are readily available and environment friendly. Bangladesh has enormous potential in the field of renewable resources, such as biogas and biomass. Therefore, this paper proposes a design of a 20 kW electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) using biogas resources. A comprehensive viability analysis is also presented for the proposed EVCS from technological, economic, and environmental viewpoints using the HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) model. The viability result shows that with the capacity of 15–20 EVs per day, the proposed EVCS will save monthly $16.31 and $29.46, respectively, for easy bike and auto-rickshaw type electric vehicles in Bangladesh compare to grid electricity charging. Furthermore, the proposed charging station can reduce 65.61% of CO2 emissions than a grid-based charging station.

Research Area(s)

  • Biogas, Biomass resources, CO2 emissions, Electric vehicle charging station (EVCS), Electric vehicles (EVs), HOMER, Payback period

Citation Format(s)

Analysis of Using Biogas Resources for Electric Vehicle Charging in Bangladesh : A Techno-Economic-Environmental Perspective. / Karmaker, Ashish Kumar; Hossain, Md. Alamgir; Nallapaneni, Manoj Kumar; Jagadeesan, Vishnupriyan; Jayakumar, Arunkumar; Ray, Biplob.

In: Sustainability, Vol. 12, No. 7, 2579, 04.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal