The challenge for oil companies is to transform their business from refining of crude oil to sustainable production of energy and energy carriers in the 21st century. Future scenarios appoint hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles as one of the most attractive options for transport. Hydrogen fuel cells are highly efficient without handful emissions; however, numerous technical problems like hydrogen storage, hydrogen supply infrastructure, safety issues, etc. are blocking their introduction into the market. Alternative solutions are to produce hydrogen from hydrogen containing fuels in situ by means of a fuel reforrner.
This allows any hydrocarbon fuels to be used, including natural gas, methanol and biofuels (i.e. fuels derived from biomass). The aim of the proposed project focuses on the development of enabling technologies for large-scale introduction of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles.
Research in the proposal has been divided into three subjects:
1) Biomass conversion towards fuel component
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