E3S Web Conf.
Volume 23, 2017World Renewable Energy Congress-17
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||3. Hydrogen Transport|
|Published online||20 November 2017|
Hydrogen production from bio-fuels using precious metal catalysts
1 Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, IEK-3: Electrochemical Process Engineering, 52425 Jülich, Germany
2 Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT), Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany
3 Chair for Fuel Cells, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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Fuel cell systems with integrated autothermal reforming unit require active and robust catalysts for H2 production. Thus, an experimental screening of catalysts for autothermal reforming of commercial biodiesel fuel was performed. Catalysts consisted of a monolithic cordierite substrate, an oxide support (γ-Al2O3) and Pt, Ru, Ni, PtRh and PtRu as active phase. Experiments were run by widely varying the O2/C and H2O/C molar ratios at different gas hourly space velocities. Fresh and aged catalysts were characterized by temperature programmed methods and thermogravimetry to find correlations with catalytic activity and stability.
Key words: catalyst activity / catalyst characterization / autothermal reforming / commercial diesel fuel / fuel cells
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