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Near-Term IGCC and Steam Reforming Processes for the Hydrogen Economy: The Development Issues

Funded under: FP6-JRC

Abstract

The report summarises the issues in adopting IGCC and Steam Reforming Plants for HYPOGEN schemes, where hydrogen and electricity are produced from coal or natural gas, with the carbon dioxide which is also formed being captured for subsequent storage. An important consideration, because of the day to night variation in electrical power demand, is the need to be able to vary the ratio of hydrogen to electricity. Various gasification systems are reviewed and the conclusion is that oxygen blown systems, which can produce hydrogen at high pressure, would provide a basis for future plant studies.

Additional information

Authors: STARR F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);TZIMAS E, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);PETEVES S D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22340 EN (2006), 70 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-info@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200718931 / Last updated on: 2007-03-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en