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Production of clean hydrogen for fuel cells by reformation of bioethanol ('BIO-H2')

Objective

The proposed project deals with the production of H2 from biomass-derived ethanol, for mobile applications, through processes that offer zero emissions of pollutants. This will be accomplished with the reformation of ethanol produced by fermentation, which is a renewable energy source. It will be developed a complete ethanol reformer system. The H2-rich gas obtained will be fed to a fuel cell suitable for powering electric vehicles.
The project addresses the following issues:
(a) The need for enhancing the use of renewable energy sources in transportation and electricity production;
(b) The need for development of a technology to facilitate the introduction of fuel cell vehicles.
According to the project programme, the major deliverables have been achieved as planned. No significant deviations between planned and actual work have been encountered. WP1 has been completed as planned: a technical report from ENEA and CRF have been issued covering the optimised conditions for bioethanol production and the LCA of bioethanol production and cost evaluation. WP 2, 3, 4 are still in progress as planned.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 2
69626 Villeurbanne
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
3,Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
GROUPE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ANIMATIONS POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT, L'INNOVATION ET L'ENSEIGNEMENT EN TECHNOLOGIE
France
Address
Rue De Persoone De Roberval - Centre De Recherche
60200 Compiegne
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel, 76
00196 Roma
REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
France
Address
9,Avenue Du Golf 1
78288 Guyancourt
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
Stranmillis Road
BT9 5AG Belfast
University of Patras
Greece
Address
Caratheodory St. 1
26500 Patras