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2008 Annual Progress Report

II. Hydrogen Production

This section of the 2008 Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen Program focuses on hydrogen production.

Hydrogen Production Sub-Program Overview, Richard Farmer, U.S. Department of Energy (PDF 319 KB)

A. Distributed Production from Bio-Derived Liquids

  1. Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development, Frank Lomax, H2Gen Innovations, Inc. (PDF 298 KB)
  2. Distributed Hydrogen Production from Biomass Reforming, David King, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PDF 372 KB)
  3. Analysis of Ethanol Reforming System Configurations, Brian James, Directed Technologies, Inc. (PDF 515 KB)
  4. Pressurized Steam Reforming of Bio-Derived Liquids for Distributed Hydrogen Production, Shabbir Ahmed, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 313 KB)
  5. Investigation of Reaction Networks and Active Sites in Bio-Ethanol Steam Reforming over Co-Based Catalysts, Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University (PDF 596 KB)
  6. Hydrogen Generation from Biomass-Derived Carbohydrates via the Aqueous-Phase Reforming (APR) Process, Greg Keenan, Virent Energy Systems, Inc. (PDF 253 KB)
  7. Integrated Hydrogen Production, Purification and Compression System, Satish Tamhankar, Linde North America, Inc. (PDF 88 KB)
  8. Zeolite Membrane Reactor for Water-Gas-Shift Reaction for Hydrogen Production, Jerry Y.S. Lin, Arizona State University (PDF 639 KB)
  9. High Performance Palladium-Based Membrane for Hydrogen Separation and Purification, Jim Acquaviva, Pall Corporation (PDF 644 KB)
  10. Novel Low-Temperature Proton Transport Membranes, Andrew Payzant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (PDF 491 KB)
  11. Ultra-Thin Proton Conduction Membranes for H2 Stream Purification with Protective Getter Coatings, Margaret Welk, Sandia National Laboratories (PDF 412 KB)
  12. Distributed Bio-Oil Reforming, Bob Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 799 KB)
  13. Integrated Short Contact Time Hydrogen Generator (SCPO), Ke Liu, GE Global Research Center (PDF 463 KB)
  14. Distributed Reforming of Renewable Liquids via Water Splitting using Oxygen Transport Membrane (OTM), Balu Balachandran, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 411 KB)

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B. Electrolysis

  1. Low-Cost, High-Pressure Hydrogen Generator, Monjid Hamdan, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (PDF 295 KB)
  2. Hydrogen Generation from Electrolysis: 100 kg H2/day Trade Study, Stephen Porter, Distributed Energy Systems (PDF 95 KB)
  3. Development of Water Splitting Catalysts Using a Novel Molecular Evolution Approach, Neal Woodbury, Arizona State University (PDF 339 KB)
  4. Renewable Electrolysis Integrated System Development and Testing, Gregory Martin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 361 KB)
  5. PEM Electrolyzer Incorporating an Advanced Low-Cost Membrane, Monjid Hamdan, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC (PDF 81 KB)
  6. High-Capacity, High Pressure Electrolysis System with Renewable Power Sources, Martin Shimko, Avalence LLC (PDF 248 KB)
  7. Advanced Alkaline Electrolysis, Dana Swalla, GE Global Research Center (PDF 340 KB)

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C. Separations

  1. Membrane Separation—Bulk Amorphous Hydrogen Purification/Separation Membranes, Thad Adams, Savannah River National Laboratory (PDF 236 KB)
  2. Water-Gas Shift Reaction via a Single Stage Low-Temperature Membrane Reactor, Paul Liu, Media and Process Technology Inc. (PDF 483 KB)
  3. Development of a Novel Efficient Solid-Oxide Hybrid for Co-Generation of Hydrogen and Electricity Using Nearby Resources for Local Application, Greg Tao, Materials and Systems Research, Inc. (PDF 503 KB)

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D. Biomass Gasification

  1. Indirectly Heated Gasification of Biomass to Produce Hydrogen, Richard Bain, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 342 KB)
  2. One Step Biomass Gas Reforming-Shift Separation Membrane Reactor, Michael Roberts, Gas Technology Institute (PDF 263 KB)
  3. A Novel Slurry Based Biomass Reforming Process, Thomas Vanderspurt, United Technologies Research Center (PDF 891 KB)
  4. Catalytic Solubilization and Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Hydrogen, Troy Semelsberger, Los Alamos National Laboratory (PDF 415 KB)

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E. Photoelectrochemical

  1. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production: UNLV-SHGR at UH Project Subtask, Eric Miller, University of Nevada (PDF 555 KB)
  2. Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 289 KB)
  3. Critical Research for Cost-Effective Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen, Liwei Xu, Midwest Optoelectronics (PDF 466 KB)
  4. University of Nevada, Reno Photo-Electrochemical Project, Mano Misra, University of Nevada, Reno (PDF 473 KB)
  5. Production of Hydrogen For Clean and Renewable Sources of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles, Xunming Deng, University of Toledo (PDF 405 KB)
  6. Theory of Oxides for Photo-Electrochemical Hydrogen Production, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 369 KB)
  7. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production Using New Combinatorial Chemistry Derived Materials, Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara (PDF 699 KB)
  8. Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Hydrogen Generation, Malay Mazumber, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (PDF 285 KB)
  9. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production: MVSystems Incorporated, Arun Madan, MVSystems, Incorporated (PDF 463 KB)

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F. Biological Production

  1. Hydrogen From Water in a Novel Recombinant Oxygen-Tolerant Cyanobacterial System, Qing Xu, J. Craig Venter Institute (PDF 272 KB)
  2. Maximizing Light Utilization Efficiency and Hydrogen Production in Microalgal Cultures, Tasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley (PDF 326 KB)
  3. Use of Biological Materials and Biologically Inspired Materials for Hydrogen Catalysts, John Peters, Montana State University (PDF 451 KB)
  4. Photobiological Hydrogen Research, George Philippidis, Florida International University (PDF 143 KB)
  5. Biological Systems for Hydrogen Photoproduction, Maria Ghirardi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 131 KB)
  6. Fermentative and Electrohydrogenic Approaches to Hydrogen Production, Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 362 KB)

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G. Hydrogen From Coal

  1. Scale-Up of Hydrogen Transport Membranes for IGCC and FutureGen Plants, Doug Jack, Eltron Research & Development, Inc. (PDF 339 KB)
  2. Cost-Effective Method for Producing Self-Supporting Pd Alloy Membrane for Use in the Efficient Production of Coal-Derived Hydrogen, Kent Coulter, Southwest Research Institute® (PDF 104 KB)
  3. Experimental Demonstration of Advanced Palladium Membrane Separators for Central High-Purity Hydrogen Production, Sean Emerson, United Technologies Research Center (PDF 523 KB)
  4. The Integration of a Structural Water-Gas Shift Catalyst with a Vanadium Alloy Hydrogen Transport Device, Thomas Barton, Western Research Institute (PDF 351 KB)
  5. High Flux Metallic Membranes for Hydrogen Recovery and Membrane Reactors, Robert Buxbaum, REB Research and Consulting (PDF 125 KB)

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H. Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative

  1. Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Cycle, Paul Pickard, Sandia National Laboratories (PDF 354 KB)
  2. Hybrid Sulfur Thermochemical Process Development, Bill Summers, Savannah River National Laboratory (PDF 454 KB)
  3. Laboratory-Scale High Temperature Electrolysis System, Stephen Herring, Idaho National Laboratory (PDF 548 KB)
  4. Alternative Thermochemical Cycles, Michelle Lewis, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 374 KB)

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I. Hi-Temp Thermochemical

  1. Development of Solar Powered Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen from Water, Bob Perret, UNLV Research Foundation (PDF 677 KB)
  2. Solar-Driven Photocatalytically-Assisted Water Splitting, Ali T-Raissi, Science Applications International, Corporation (PDF 439 KB)
  3. Solar-Thermal Hydrogen Production Using a Metal-Oxide Based Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle, Al Weimer, University of Colorado at Boulder (PDF 451 KB)
  4. Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen (STCH) Production - H2A Analysis, Kurt Roth, TIAX LLC (PDF 239 KB)

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J. Cross-Cutting

  1. Developing Improved Materials to Support the Hydrogen Economy, Michael Martin, Edison Materials Tech Center (PDF 446 KB)

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K. Basic Energy Sciences

  1. Metal-to-Ligand Charge Transfer Excited States on Surfaces and in Rigid Media Application to Energy Conversion, Thomas Meyer, University of North Carolina (PDF 83 KB)
  2. Real-Time Atomistic Simulation of Light Harvesting and Charge Transport for Solar Hydrogen Production, Oleg Prezhdo, University of Washington (PDF 103 KB)
  3. Efficient H2 Production via Novel Molecular Chromophores and Nanostructures, Arthur Nozi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 190 KB)
  4. Regulation of H2 and CO2 Metabolism: Factors Involved in Partitioning of Photosynthetic Reductant in Green Algae, Maria Ghirardi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 93 KB)
  5. Fundamental Studies of Recombinant Hydrogenases, Michael Adams, University of Georgia (PDF 251 KB)
  6. Catalyst Discovery Using Biomolecule Evolution, Daniel Feldheim, North Carolina State University (PDF 244 KB)
  7. Sunlight-Driven Hydrogen Formation by Membrane-Supported Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology (PDF 85 KB)
  8. Electrochemical Construction of High Performance, Low Cost Polycrystalline Photoelectrodes for Solar Hydrogen Production, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Purdue University (PDF 483 KB)
  9. A Combinatorial Approach to Realization of Efficient Water Photoelectrolysis, Bruce Parkinson, Colorado State University (PDF 148 KB)
  10. Fundamental Investigations of Water Splitting on Model TiO2 Photocatalysts Doped for Visible Light Absorption, Michael Henderson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PDF 486 KB)
  11. Catalyzed Water Oxidation by Solar Irradiation of Band-Gap-Narrowed Semiconductors, Etsuko Fujita, Brookhaven National Laboratory (PDF 410 KB)
  12. Photoactive Inorganic Membranes for Charge Transport, Prabir Dutta, Ohio State University (PDF 436 KB)
  13. Modular Designed Protein Constructions for Solar Generated H2 From Water, P. Leslie Dutton, University of Pennsylvania (PDF 359 KB)
  14. A Hybrid Biological/Organic Half-Cell for Generating Dihydrogen, John Golbeck, Pennsylvania State University (PDF 426 KB)
  15. Hydrogenases of Methanococcus (No Suggestions), John Leigh, University of Washington (PDF 191 KB)
  16. Theoretical Research Program on Bio-Inspired Inorganic Hydrogen Generating Catalysts and Electrodes, Annabella Selloni, Princeton University (PDF 133 KB)
  17. Identification of Enzymes involved in Syntrophic H2 production, Lee Krumholz, University of Oklahoma (PDF 151 KB)
  18. Production and Engineering of Hydrogenase as a Biocatalyst for Hydrogen Fuel, Guangyi Wang, University of Hawaii (PDF 182 KB)
  19. Electronically Wired Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Toward Vectoral Electron Transport in Hybrid Materials, Neal Armstrong, University of Arizona (PDF 359 KB)
  20. Hydrogen Generation Using Integrated Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Cells, Jin Zhang, University of California, Santa Cruz (PDF 419 KB)
  21. Tandem Hybrid Solar Energy System, Greg Barber, Pennsylvania State University (PDF 261 KB)
  22. Photoelectrochemistry of Semiconductor Nanowire Arrays, Thomas Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University (PDF 241 KB)
  23. Strained TiO2 Photoanodes, John Guerra, Nanoptek Corporation (PDF 76 KB)
  24. Highly Ordered Nanotube Arrays and their Use in Water Photoelectrolysis, Craig Grimes, Pennsylvania State University (PDF 253 KB)
  25. Photoinitiated Electron Collection in Mixed-Metal Supramolecular Complexes: Development of Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production, Karen Brewer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (PDF 492 KB)

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