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Non-thermal production of pure hydrogen from biomass

Objective

The aim of HYVOLUTION: "Development of a blue-print for an industrial bioprocess for decentral hydrogen production from locally produced biomass" adds to the number and diversity of H2 production routes giving greater security of supply at the local and regional level. Moreover, this IP contributes a complementary strategy to fulfil the increased demand for renewable hydrogen expected in the transition to the Hydrogen Economy. The novel approach in HYVOLUTION is based on a combined bioprocess employing thermophilic and phototrophic bacteria, to provide the highest hydrogen production efficiency in small-scale, cost effective industries. The process starts with the conversion of biomass to make a suitable feedstock for the bioprocess. The subsequent bioprocess is optimized in terms of yield and rate of hydrogen production through integrating fundamental and technological approaches. Dedicated gas upgrading is developed for efficiency at small-scale production units. Production costs will be reduced by system integration combining mass and energy balances. The impact of small-scale hydrogen production plants is addressed in socio-economic analyses. In HYVOLUTION, 11 EU countries, Turkey and Russia are represented to assemble the critical mass needed to make a breakthrough in cost-effectiveness. This multinational and multidisciplinary consortium reinforces the European Research Area in sustainable energy issues. The participation of prominent specialists from academia and industries and the 7 SME's warrants high quality and commercial exploitation of project results. The participants in this IP have a complementary value in being biomass suppliers, end-users or stakeholders for developing specialistic enterprises and stimulating new agro-industrial development, which will be needed to make the objectives of HYVOLUTION: small-scale sustainable hydrogen production from locally produced biomass, come true.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-ENERGY-3
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Coordinator

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (21)

ADAS UK LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Woodthorne, Wergs Road
Wolverhampton
L'AIR LIQUIDE S.A
France
Address
Quai D'orsay 75
Paris
BIOTEST, COOPERATIVE ENTERPRISE FOR RESEARCH & PRODUCTION
Russia
Address
Dom Sviazi
P.O. Box 158 Kirishi
ENVIROS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Regus House - 1010 Cambourne Business Park
Cambridge
ORTA DOGU TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Inonu Bulvari
Ankara
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Iroon Polytechniou 9
Athina
PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria
Address
Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleink
PROVALOR B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Uitgang 1B
Ursem
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
TECHNOGROW B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Schanseind 9
Made
A.V. TOPCHIEV INSTITUTE OF PETROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Leninsky Prospect 29
Moscow
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Address
Karlsplatz 13
Wien
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
P.O.Box 117 Lund
SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Dugonics Ter 13
Szeged
WIEDEMANN POLSKA
Poland
Address
Aleje Jerozolimskie 202
Warszawa
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Postbus 9101 Wageningen
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
Warszawa
STUDIO SARDO
Italy
Address
Via Dottor Consoli 13
Catania
MOSCOW LOMONOSOV STATE UNIVERSITY, BIOLOGICAL FACULTY
Russia
Address
Lenin's Hills 1/12
B-234 Moscow
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND
South Africa
Address
1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein
Private Bag 3 Johannesburg
AWITE BIOENERGIE GMBH
Germany
Address
Grunseiboldsdorfer Weg 5
Langenbach