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  • Main Title Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells Via Reforming Coal-Derived Methanol


  • Author: Erickson, Paul A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: University Of California
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2005-09-30


  • English


  • Content Description: Hydrogen can be produced from many feedstocks including coal. The objectives of this project are to establish and prove a hydrogen production pathway from coal-derived methanol for fuel cell applications. This progress report is the eighth report submitted to the DOE reporting on the status and progress made during the course of the project. This report covers the time period of October 1, 2004-September 30, 2005 and includes an entire review of the progress for year 2 of the project. This year saw progress in eight areas. These areas are: (1) steam reformer transient response, (2) steam reformer catalyst degradation, (3) steam reformer degradation tests using bluff bodies, (4) optimization of bluff bodies for steam reformation, (5) heat transfer enhancement, (6) autothermal reforming of coal derived methanol, (7) autothermal catalyst degradation, and (8) autothermal reformation with bluff bodies. The project is on schedule and is now shifting towards the design of an integrated PEM fuel cell system capable of using the coal-derived product. This system includes a membrane clean up unit and a commercially available PEM fuel cell.


  • STI Subject Categories: 08 Hydrogen
  • STI Subject Categories: 30 Direct Energy Conversion
  • STI Subject Categories: 10 Synthetic Fuels
  • Keyword: Membranes
  • Keyword: Heat Transfer
  • STI Subject Categories: 01 Coal, Lignite, And Peat
  • Keyword: Progress Report
  • Keyword: Catalysts
  • Keyword: Coal
  • Keyword: Optimization
  • Keyword: Methanol
  • Keyword: Schedules
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Transients
  • Keyword: Hydrogen Production
  • Keyword: Fuel Cells
  • Keyword: Hydrogen
  • Keyword: Steam


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: None
  • Grant Number: FC26-03NT41850
  • DOI: 10.2172/902080
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 902080
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887095