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Advanced direct biogas fuel processor for robust and cost-effective decentralised hydrogen production

Objetivo

BioROBURplus builds upon the closing FCH JU BioROBUR project (direct biogas oxidative steam reformer) to develop an entire pre-commercial fuel processor delivering 50 Nm3/h (i.e. 107 kg/d) of 99.9% hydrogen from different biogas types (landfill gas, anaerobic digestion of organic wastes, anaerobic digestion of wastewater-treatment sludges) in a cost-effective manner.
The energy efficiency of biogas conversion into H2 will exceed 80% on a HHV basis, due to the following main innovations:
1) increased internal heat recovery enabling minimisation of air feed to the reformer based on structured cellular ceramics
coated with stable and easily recyclable noble metal catalysts with enhanced coking resistance; 2) a tailored pressure-temperature-swing adsorption (PTSA) capable of exploiting both pressure and low T heat recovery from the processor to
drive H2 separation from CO2 and N2; 3) a recuperative burner based on cellular ceramics capable of exploiting the low
enthalpy PTSA-off-gas to provide the heat needed at points 1 and 2 above.
The complementary innovations already developed in BioROBUR (advanced modulating air-steam feed control system for coke growth control; catalytic trap hosting WGS functionality and allowing decomposition of incomplete reforming products; etc.) will allow to fully achieve the project objectives within the stringent budget and time constraints set by the call.
Prof. Debora Fino, the coordinator of the former BioROBUR project, will manage, in an industrially-oriented perspective, the work of 11 partners with complementary expertise: 3 universities (POLITO, KIT, SUPSI), 3 research centres (IRCE, CPERI, DBI), 3 SMEs (ENGICER, HST, MET) and 2 large companies (ACEA, JM) from 7 different European Countries.
A final test campaign is foreseen at TRL 6 to prove targets achievement, catching the unique opportunity offered by ACEA to
exploit three different biogas types and heat integration with an anaerobic digester generating the biogas itself.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
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Coordinador

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Dirección
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 241 900

Participantes (10)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 432 500
Dirección
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 215 000
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 177 225
Dirección
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
DBI - GASTECHNOLOGISCHES INSTITUT GGMBH FREIBERG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 523 971,25
Dirección
Halsbrucker Starsse 34
09599 Freiberg
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ENGICER SA
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Viale Pereda 22
6828 Balerna
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYSYTECH SRL
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 843 750
Dirección
Strada Del Drosso 33 18
10135 Torino
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UAB MODERNIOS E-TECHNOLOGIJOS
Lituania
Aportación de la UE
€ 130 530,28
Dirección
Vismaliuku G 34
10423 Vilnius
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACEA PINEROLESE INDUSTRIALE SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 221 582,21
Dirección
Via Vigone 42
10064 Pinerolo
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 209 790
Dirección
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)