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Development of a Biogas Reformer for Production of Hydrogen for PEM Fuel Cells

Objective

BIO-HYDROGEN aims at the development of a cost effective biogas reforming system (10 kW hydrogen) for decentralised application with biogas from agricultural wastes, municipal waste water treatment plants and landfills. Main objective is the development of a reforming process with a better compatibility with biogas and hence shows an improved efficiency. The improvement of the heat and steam management for CO2 containing gas will be targeted with the aid of simulation and modelling. Further the biogas upgrading will be performed by means of state-of-the-art technologies for desulphurisation and by a biofilter for the removal of siloxanes. Latter is of great importance due to the fact that a cost effective technology is currently not available. Within this project laboratory results from a biofilter for siloxane removal will be upscaled to a pilot plant level showing a capacity of 2 m3/h biogas.These ambitious aims will be achieved by a well balanced international consortium containing the necessary critical mass. SME partner BESEL and RTD partner UNI DUISBURG will be jointly responsible for the development of the reforming unit (including the shift reactor). SME partner SCHMACK and RTD partner PROFACTOR will develop a biofilter unit for siloxane removal based on results from European research projects AMONCO and PROBAT (both coordinated by PROFACTOR within FP5).UNI NITRA will give support in the lab test phase. UDOMI is an SME partner who offers the link to the stationary fuel cell trading branch in which the hydrogen supply at the specified quality is of great importance. The inclusion of SME end-users (MFN, PROTON Motor and BITTER) will guarantee the right orientation of the project. FRONIUS as a non-SME demonstrates without getting funding its interest in the technology to be developed. The SME partners will perform the dissemination. UNI NITRA which will be responsible for the dissemination in New Member Countries in Middle and Eastern Europe.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

PROFACTOR PRODUKTIONSFORSCHUNGS GMBH
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleink
Austria

Participants (9)

BESEL S.A.
Spain
Address
Ps. General Martinez Campos 11
Madrid
BITTER GMBH
Austria
Address
Burgstallstrasse 13
Neuzeug
FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Austria
Address
N° 319
Pettenbach
MATADERO FRIGORIFICO DEL NALON S.L.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Riano 2
Frieres - Langreo
PROTON MOTOR FUEL CELL GMBH
Germany
Address
Gautinger Str. 6
Starnberg
SCHMACK BIOGAS AG
Germany
Address
Bayernwerke 8
Schwandorf
SLOVENSKA POL'NOHOSPODARSKA UNIVERSITA V NITRE (SLOVAK AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY IN NITRA)
Slovakia
Address
Tr. A. Hlinku 2
Nitra
UDOMI COMPETENCE IN FUEL CELLS
Germany
Address
Steigersbruennle 4
Neuenstein
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Forsthausweg 2
Duisburg