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Biomass and waste conversion in supercritical water for the production of renewable hydrogen

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Address
Pantheon 12
7521 PR Enschede
Netherlands

Participants (6)

DYTECH CORPORATION LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Fulwood Road 381
S10 3GB Sheffield
NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO
Netherlands
Address
Laan Van Westenenk 501
7300 AH Apeldoorn
SPARQLE INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
18,Boerhaavelaan 18
7555 BC Hengelo Ov
UHDE HOCHDRUCKTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Buschmuehlenstrasse, 20
Hagen
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Dreienerlolaan 5
7500AE Enschede
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbet Hill Road
CV4 7AL Coventry