Hydrogen is a promising clean fuel; used in fuel cells it can yield high electrical efficiencies, even at partial load, with zero pollutant emissions. The project aims at the development of supercritical water gasification, a novel process for cost-effective (< 12E/GJH2) and energy efficient (> 60 %) conversion of wet biomass to compressed, pure hydrogen (> 98 V%). Wet biomass waste streams are abundantly available, while their disposal becomes increasingly difficult as energy efficient and environmentally sound disposal processes hardly exist. A sophisticated bench-scale unit is available and will be used for extensive experimentation. Results are combined with theoretical modelling and product upgrading research, to find the optimal process conditions.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
S10 3GB Sheffield
7300 AH Apeldoorn
7555 BC Hengelo Ov
CV4 7AL Coventry