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Miniaturised gasoline fuel processor for fuel cell vehicle applications (MINIREF)

Objective

The final objective of this project is to reform gasoline in order to power a fuel cell in a car. The goal of the MINIREF project is to demonstrate the feasibility of the use of miniaturised fuel processors, using micro channels technology, to make syngas from gasoline, by sPOX reforming and/or auto thermal reforming. The program should allow realising a 5 kW system, made of a reforming art, a WGS part and a PrOx part, a feeding system, and a heating/cooling system using micro channels. The reforming, WGS and PrOx catalysts will be optimised, and in-channels catalysts deposition techniques will be developed and optimised, as well as micro channels geometries, The same catalysts for monoliths will be tested too, in Order to make a real comparison of micro channels performances. Costs and industrialisability will be evaluated too.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

PEUGEOT CITROËN AUTOMOBILES S.A.
Address
Boulevard Du Chèteau 65
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
France

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse
INFRAGAS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Lavoresco 10
10072 Caselle Torinese
INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 18-20
55129 Mainz
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE BERLIN ADLERSHOF EV
Germany
Address
Richard Willslatter Strasse 12
12489 Berlin
INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
5,Technicka 5
166 28 Praha 6
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (Turin)
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III
France
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse