HUGEProject reference: RFCR-CT-2007-00006
Funded under: ECSC-COAL-STEEL-RTD C
Hydrogen oriented underground coal gasification for Europe [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]
Total cost:EUR 3 139 846
EU contribution:EUR 1 853 308
The project explores the technology for hydrogen production through underground gasification of coal in a dynamic geo-reactor. The process will be controlled through purposed dynamic changes in temperature and pressure of the reactants and products. The project addresses CBM usage and CO2 sequestration in coal deposits.
The environmental fingerprint of the technology on air, water and strata stability will be evaluated. The locations of demonstration plants will be chosen through computer modelling and simulation. Large scale production of hydrogen from coal is crucial for coal mining industries and will serve the needs of energy, chemistry and transportation sectors of Europe.
PRAHA 6, Czech Republic
WOKING, United Kingdom