COMETHY

Compact Multifuel-Energy To Hydrogen converter

 Coordinatore AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE 

 Organization address address: Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel 76
city: ROMA
postcode: 196

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Giaconia
Email: send email
Telefono: 390630000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 4˙933˙250 €
 EC contributo 2˙484˙095 €
 Programma FP7-JTI
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Joint Technology Initiatives
 Code Call FCH-JU-2010-1
 Funding Scheme JTI-CP-FCH
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-12-01   -   2015-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE,L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

 Organization address address: Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon di Revel 76
city: ROMA
postcode: 196

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Giaconia
Email: send email
Telefono: 390630000000

IT (ROMA) coordinator 351˙468.00
2    Processi Innovativi SRL

 Organization address address: Corso Federico II 36
city: l'Aquila
postcode: 67100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gaetano
Cognome: Iaquaniello
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 60216231

IT (l'Aquila) participant 582˙103.00
3    ACKTAR LTD.

 Organization address address: "LESHEM ST. 1, ENTRANCE A"
city: KIRYAT
postcode: 82000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Keren
Cognome: Shabtai
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 8 6814213

IL (KIRYAT) participant 267˙888.00
4    STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

 Organization address address: WESTERDUINWEG 3
city: PETTEN
postcode: 1755 LE

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maaike
Cognome: Brouwer
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 224 56 4085
Fax: +31 224 56 4970

NL (PETTEN) participant 218˙353.00
5    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

 Organization address address: VIA GIOVANNI PAOLO II 132
city: FISCIANO (SA)
postcode: 84084

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Emilia
Cognome: Di Mauro
Email: send email
Telefono: 39089964047
Fax: 39089964045

IT (FISCIANO (SA)) participant 193˙300.00
6    FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V

 Organization address address: Hansastrasse 27C
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80686

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Christoph
Cognome: Schulte
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 183˙073.00
7    GKN SINTER METALS ENGINEERING GMBH

 Organization address address: KREBSOGE 10
city: RADEVORMWALD
postcode: 42477

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jürgen
Cognome: Rest
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 9741 81205
Fax: +49 9741 81111

DE (RADEVORMWALD) participant 174˙020.00
8    ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

 Organization address address: CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
city: THERMI THESSALONIKI
postcode: 57001

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Spyridon
Cognome: Voutetakis
Email: send email
Telefono: 302310000000
Fax: 302310000000

EL (THERMI THESSALONIKI) participant 169˙056.00
9    TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

 Organization address address: TECHNION CITY - SENATE BUILDING
city: HAIFA
postcode: 32000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jack
Cognome: Lavan
Email: send email
Telefono: +972 4 8293097

IL (HAIFA) participant 140˙210.00
10    ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

 Organization address address: Administration Building, University Campus
city: THESSALONIKI
postcode: 54124

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Georgia
Cognome: Petridou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302311000000
Fax: 302311000000

EL (THESSALONIKI) participant 135˙232.00
11    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Franca
Cognome: Raimondi
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 4458821
Fax: +39 06 44585451

IT (ROMA) participant 38˙574.00
12    UNIVERSITA CAMPUS BIO MEDICO DI ROMA

 Organization address address: VIA ALVARO DEL PORTILLO 21
city: ROMA
postcode: 128

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Gianfilippo
Cognome: Capriotti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 225419146
Fax: +39 06 22541456

IT (ROMA) participant 30˙818.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Sustainable decentralized hydrogen production requires development of efficient fuel-flexible units adaptable to renewable sources. CoMETHy aims at developing a compact steam reformer to convert reformable fuels (methane, bioethanol, glycerol, etc.) to pure hydrogen, adaptable to several heat sources (solar, biomass, fossil, refuse derived fuels, etc.) depending on the locally available energy mix. The following systems and components will be developed: • a structured open-celled catalyst for the low-temperature (< 550°C) steam reforming processes • a membrane reactor to separate hydrogen from the gas mixture • the use of an intermediate low-cost and environmentally friendly liquid heat transfer fluid (molten nitrates) to supply process heat from a multi fuel system. Reducing reforming temperatures below 550°C by itself will significantly reduce material costs. The process involves heat collection from several energy sources and its storage as sensible heat of a molten salts mixture at 550°C. This molten salt stream provides the process heat to the steam reformer, steam generator, and other units. The choice of molten salts as heat transfer fluid allows: • improved compactness of the reformer; • rapid and frequent start-up operations with minor material ageing concerns; • improved heat recovery capability from different external sources; • coupling with intermittent renewable sources like solar in the medium-long term, using efficient heat storage to provide the renewable heat when required. Methane, either from desulfurized natural gas or biogas, will be considered as a reference feed material to be converted to hydrogen. The same system is flexible also in terms of the reformable feedstock: bioethanol and/or glycerol can be converted to hydrogen following the same reforming route. The project involves RTD activities ion the single components, followed by proof-of-concept of the integrated system at the pilot scale (2 Nm2/h of hydrogen) and cost-benefit analysis.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A novel steam reformer under development with EU support will combine flexibility of fuel source and heat source as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel combustion. Costs will be competitive as well.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Hydrocarbon fuels such as natural gas, biogas and bioethanol, aside from being combustible, are loaded with hydrogen. These fuels are an ideal feedstock to extract hydrogen that can then be used to produce electricity in clean and sustainable fuel cells. EU-funded scientists working on the project 'Compact multifuel-energy to hydrogen converter' (http://www.comethy.enea.it/ (COMETHY)) are developing a flexible steam reformer. This reformer can utilise different types of fuels and run on heat obtained from energy resources such as the renewable biomass or solar energy.

The team plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by close to 50%. In addition, reduction of operating temperature will facilitate use of low-cost materials and eliminate the need for expensive and complex components.

Researchers are devoting significant effort to increasing the efficiency of energy conversion while decreasing cost. The steam reformer system willl use a cost-effective and environmentally friendly liquid heat transfer system exploiting molten nitrates. The molten nitrates used in the novel, low-temperature (400 - 550 degrees Celsius) steam reforming process significantly decrease the energy consumption required for heating.

A novel catalyst and membrane system will enhance heat and mass transfer for recovery of high-grade hydrogen with increased conversion rates at relatively low operating temperatures. The team has identified five catalyst formulations, the catalyst supports (open foam ceramic) as well as processing methods. Furthermore, scientists have now produced prototypes of alumina-supported palladium membranes and are working toward prototypes of porous stainless steel-supported palladium alloy membranes. The design of two membrane reactor system configurations has been finalised.

COMETHY is developing a unique, flexible and highly sustainable low-temperature steam reforming concept to convert multiple types of fuels into hydrogen using heat. The concept reduces construction costs and energy consumption as well as energy production costs and emissions. Moreover, the system is decentralised so it avoids distribution costs.

Optimisation and commercialisation will provide a highly attractive eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel combustion for numerous applications.

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