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A new approach for the production of a hydrogen-rich gas from biomas - an absorption enhanced reforming process (AER-GAS)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK5-CT-2001-00545

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 405 511

  • EU contribution

    € 1 363 664

Coordinated by:

PROPLAN LTD.

Cyprus

Objective

The aim of the proposed project is to convert biomass in an AER (Absorption Enhanced Reforming) process to obtain a gas containing > 80 Vol.% hydrogen with tar content < 300 mg/m3 . A CO2-absorbent in the reactor bed not only removes CO2 from the product gas but also shifts the chemical equilibrium towards H2, away from CO, hydrocarbons, soot and tar. Consequently the number of required process units is minimised, which reduces cost and increases energetic efficiency. Different catalytic absorbent materials will be investigated. The combustion of charcoal formed in AER gasification provides the heat required for the regeneration of the absorbent. Using existing gasifiers and the experience with AER hydrocarbon reforming will minimise technical risk. The produced hydrogen-rich gas can be used directly or - after gas conditioning - in fuel cells and for synfuel production.

Coordinator

PROPLAN LTD.

Address

Ergates Industrial Estate, Phase B
1311 Nicosia

Cyprus

Participants (5)

IVE WEIMER

Germany

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK5-CT-2001-00545

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 405 511

  • EU contribution

    € 1 363 664

Coordinated by:

PROPLAN LTD.

Cyprus