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2010 Annual Progress Report

This section of the 2010 Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen Program focuses on hydrogen production. Each technical report is available as an individual Adobe Acrobat PDF.

Hydrogen Production Sub-Program Overview, Sara Dillich, DOE

A. Distributed Bio-Derived Liquid Production

  1. Investigation of Reaction Networks and Active Sites in Bio-Ethanol Steam Reforming over Co-based Catalysts, Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University
  2. Distributed Hydrogen Production from Biomass Reforming, David King, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  3. Hydrogen from Glycerol: A Feasibility Study, Shabbir Ahmed, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Distributed Bio-Oil Reforming, Stefan Czernik, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Distributed Reforming of Renewable Liquids Using Oxygen Transport Membranes, Balu Balachandran, Argonne National Laboratory

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B. Biomass Gasification

  1. A Novel Slurry-Based Biomass Reforming Process , Sean Emerson, United Technologies Research Center
  2. Catalytic Solubilization and Conversion of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Hydrogen, Troy Semelsberger, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. One Step Biomass Gas Reforming-Shift Separation Membrane Reactor, Michael Roberts, Gas Technology Institute

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C. Separations

  1. High-Performance Palladium-Based Membrane for Hydrogen Separation and Purification, Ashok Damle, Pall Corporation
  2. Development of Hydrogen Selective Membranes/Modules as Reactors/Separators for Distributed Hydrogen Production, Paul Liu, Media and Process Technology Inc.
  3. Zeolite Membrane Reactor for Water-Gas Shift Reaction for Hydrogen Production, Jerry Y.S. Lin, Arizona State University

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D. Hydrogen from Coal

  1. Composite Pd and Alloy Porous Stainless Steel Membranes for Hydrogen Production and Process Intensification, Yi Hua, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  2. Development of Robust Hydrogen Separation Membranes, Bryan Morreale, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  3. Scale Up of Hydrogen Transport Membranes for IGCC and FutureGen Plants, Carl Evenson, Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
  4. Amorphous Alloy Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen Separation, Kent Coulter, Southwest Research Institute
  5. Experimental Demonstration of Advanced Palladium Membrane Separators for Central High-Purity Hydrogen Production , Sean Emerson, United Technologies Research Center
  6. Supported Molten Metal Membrane (SMMM) for Hydrogen Separation, Ravindra Datta, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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E. Electrolysis

  1. High-Capacity, High-Pressure Electrolysis System with Renewable Power Sources, Paul Dunn, Avalence, LLC
  2. PEM Electrolyzer Incorporating an Advanced Low-Cost Membrane, Monjid Hamdan, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  3. Renewable Electrolysis Integrated System Development and Testing, Kevin Harrison, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. High-Performance, Low-Cost Hydrogen Generation from Renewable Energy, Katherine Ayers, Proton Energy Systems

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F. Hi-Temp Thermochemical

  1. R&D Status for the Cu-Cl Thermochemical Cycle-2010, Magali Ferrandon, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Solar High-Temperature Water-Splitting Cycle with Quantum Boost, Robin Taylor, Science Applications International Corporation
  3. Solar-Thermal Atomic Layer Deposition Ferrite-Based Water Splitting Cycles, Alan Weimer, University of Colorado

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G. Photoelectrochemical

  1. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production: DOE PEC Working Group Overview, Eric Miller, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  2. Nanostructured MoS2 and WS2 for the Solar Production of Hydrogen, Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University
  3. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production Using New Combinatorial Chemistry Derived Materials, Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara
  4. Semiconductor Materials for Photoelectrolysis, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Characterization of Materials for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production, Clemens Heske, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  6. Photoelectrochemical Materials: Theory and Modeling, Yanfa Yan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  7. Progress in the Study of Amorphous Silicon Carbide (a-SiC) as a Photoelectrode in Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Cells, Arun Madan, MVSystems, Incorporated
  8. Progress in the Study of Tungsten Oxide Compounds as Photoelectrodes in Photoelectrochemical Cells, Arun Madan, MVSystems, Incorporated
  9. Progress in the Study of Copper Chalcopyrites as Photoelectrodes in Photoelectrochemical Cells, Arun Madan, MVSystems, Incorporated
  10. Critical Research for Cost-Effective Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen, Anke Abken, Xunlight Corporation
  11. Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen, Malay Mazumder, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  12. Characterization and Optimization of Photoelectrode Surfaces for Solar-to-Chemical Fuel Conversion, Tadashi Ogitsu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  13. Photoelectrochemical Generation of Hydrogen from Water Using Visible Light Sensitive Ferro-Electric BiFeO3 and Semiconductor Nanotubes, Mano Misra, University of Nevada, Reno

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H. Biological

  1. Maximizing Light Utilization Efficiency and Hydrogen Production in Microalgal Cultures, Tasios Melis, University of California, Berkeley
  2. Biological Systems for Hydrogen Photoproduction, Maria Ghirardi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. Fermentation and Electrohydrogenic Approaches to Hydrogen Production, Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. Hydrogen from Water in a Novel Recombinant Oxygen-Tolerant Cyanobacterial System, Philip Weyman, J. Craig Venter Institute

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I. Production

  1. Photochemical System for Hydrogen Generation, Alexander Parfenov, Physical Optics Corporation
  2. Nanotube Array Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production, Rikard Wind, Synkera Technologies, Inc.
  3. Aqueous Phase Base-Facilitated Reforming (BFR) of Renewable Fuels, Brian James, Directed Technologies, Inc.
  4. Advanced PEM-Based Hydrogen Home Refueling Appliance, Michael Pien, ElectroChem, Inc.
  5. Unitized Design for Home Refueling Appliance for Hydrogen Generation to 5,000 psi, Tim Norman, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  6. Design, Optimization and Fabrication of a Home Hydrogen Fueling System, Mahesh Waje, Lynntech, Inc.
  7. Hydrogen by Wire - Home Fueling System, Luke Dalton, Proton Energy Systems
  8. Development of a Hydrogen Home Fueling System, Greg Tao, Materials and Systems Research, Inc.

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J. Cross-Cutting/Production

  1. Developing Improved Materials to Support the Hydrogen Economy, Michael Martin, Edison Materials Technology Center
  2. Purdue Hydrogen Systems Laboratory: Hydrogen Production, Jay Gore, Purdue University

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