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Institute of Chemical Engineering page 1 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering HyTime - Low temperature hydrogen production from second generation biomass.

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1 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 1 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering HyTime - Low temperature hydrogen production from second generation biomass Walter Wukovits Adela Drljo Anton Friedl HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production

2 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 2 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering Key Facts: Project Data  Project start: January 1, 2012  Project end: December 31, 2014  9 partners  Total budget/grant: 3/1.9 M€  Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking  Further information: HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production Work packages  Biomass supply and fractionation  Hydrogen fermentation  Gas upgrading  System integration

3 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 3 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production Biomass Pretreatment Thermophilic Fermenter Biogas Fermenter Gas Upgrading Feedstock Water Heat Electricity Biogas H2H2 H2H2 Chemicals Fertiliz. Non- Ferm. Sugars Organic Acids C 6 H 12 O H 2 O → 2 CH 3 COOH + 4 H CO 2 CH 3 COOH → CH 4 + CO 2 CO 2 H 2 +CO 2 CH 4 +CO 2

4 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 4 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering Our Task: Process / system integration to ensure  maximum product output  minimum energy demand  minimum costs for the overall HyTime process by  optimal combination of process units / steps / equipment  development of an integrated system based on  modeling / process simulation  process integration  up-scaling and engineering  technical and economic evaluation  experimental studies HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production

5 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 5 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production

6 Institute of Chemical Engineering page 6 Achema 2012 Thermal Process Engineering Project goals: Investigation of the potential of selected biomass and optimization of tailor-made pretreatment / fractionation procedures for high mobilization of fermentable sugars Robust and stable conversion of feedstock to hydrogen in continuous fermentation at productivities of 1-10 kg H 2 /d Development of a highly efficient gas cleaning unit for biologically produced hydrogen Development of an integrated overall process Process design, scale-up and cost analyses at a commercial scale HyTime – Fermentative Hydrogen Production This project is co-financed by European funds from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking under FCH-JU Grant Agreement Number


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