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Biogas Reforming and Valorisation Through PEM Fuel Cells

Objective

Biogas2PEM-FC is an industrial research project that aims to develop, according to participating SMEs needs, the technologies that compose a novel and integrated solution for biogas valorisation through proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM). Such a solution will provide a modular, reliable, cost-effective and efficient combined heat & power (CHP) system suitable for a distributed, on-site power generation from agricultural wastes. The project objectives are:

-Research for the increase of biogas production yield, using physic-chemical and biological pre-treatment technologies at laboratory scale for enhancing anaerobic digestion effectiveness. After optimization of pre-treatment technologies, different inoculates and co-substrates will be investigated and used in laboratory experiments for maximization of biogas production: high methane and hydrogen content with minimum CO2 and CO production ratio.

-Development and optimization of current biogas reforming technologies: new catalysts for an efficient conversion of biogas to hydrogen.

-Research for the integration of PEM technologies using hydrogen produced from biogas.

-Construction and field tests of a pilot plant located in a selected olive oil mill exploitation.

-Techno-economic and environmental evaluation of power generation using integrated Biogas2PEM-FC technology.

-Dissemination of Biogas2PEM-FC project results for the feasibility demonstration of low cost biogas reforming and power generation.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Coordinator

Powercell Sweden AB
Address
Ruskvadersgatan 12
418 34 Goteborg
Sweden

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mildred Karlsson (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 271 375

Participants (7)

ELVIO ANONYMI ETAIREIA SYSTIMATON PARAGOGIS YDROGONOU KAI ENERGEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 284 625,45
Address
Peo Patron Athinon 10
265 00 Rio Patra

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aris Basagiannis (Dr.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)
IDENER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 10 240
Address
Calle Early Ovington 4 Nave 8
41300 La Rinconada (Sevilla)

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alejandro Del Real Torres (Dr.)
COOPERATIVAS AGRO-ALIMENTARIAS DE ANDALUCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 25 199,60
Address
Calle Demetrio De Los Rios 15
41003 Sevilla

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jaime Martínez-Conradi álamo (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kiki Price (Ms.)
INGENOSTRUM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 266 244,85
Address
Avenida De La Constitucion 34/1
41001 Sevilla

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paloma Varona Lara (Ms.)
MARCHES BIOGAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 314,85
Address
Riverdale - The Sheet
SY8 4JT Ludlow Shropshire

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Russell Mulliner (Mr.)