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2006 Annual Progress Report

II. Production

This section of the 2006 Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen Program focuses on production.

Hydrogen Production Overview, Patrick Davis, Acting Hydrogen Production Team Lead, DOE Hydrogen Program (PDF 168 KB)

A. Distributed Reforming

  1. Autothermal Cyclic Reforming Based Hydrogen Generating and Dispensing System, Ravi Kumar, GE Global Research (PDF 352 KB)
  2. A Reversible Planar Solid Oxide Fuel-Assisted Electrolysis Cell and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell for Hydrogen and Electricity Production Operating on Natural Gas/Biogas, Greg Tao, Materials and Systems Research, Inc. (PDF 902 KB)
  3. Hydrogen Generation from Biomass-Derived Carbohydrates via the Aqueous-Phase Reforming Process, Randy Cortright, Virent Energy Systems (PDF 349 KB)
  4. Production of Hydrogen by Biomass Reforming, Yong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PDF 130 KB)
  5. Integrated Hydrogen Production, Purification and Compression System, Satish Tamhankar, BOC Group, Inc. (PDF 104 KB)
  6. Integrated Ceramic Membrane System for Hydrogen Production, Joseph Schwartz, Praxair (PDF 124 KB)
  7. Low-Cost Hydrogen Distributed Production System Development, Frank Lomax, Jr., H2Gen Innovations, Inc. (PDF 221 KB)
  8. Low Cost Hydrogen Production Platform, Tim Aaron, Praxair (PDF 895 KB)
  9. Integrated Short Contact Time Hydrogen Generator, Ke Liu, GE Global Research (PDF 385 KB)
  10. Distributed Bio-Oil Reforming, Bob Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 362 KB)
  11. High Pressure Distributed Ethanol Reforming, Sheldon Lee, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 537 KB)
  12. Investigation of Reaction Networks and Active Sites In Bio-Ethanol Steam Reforming Over Co-Based Catalysts, Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University (PDF 974 KB)

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B. Hydrogen from Coal

  1. The Integration of a Structural Water-Gas-Shift Catalyst with a Vanadium Alloy Hydrogen Transport Device, Tom Barton, Western Research Institute (PDF 50 KB)
  2. Robust Low-Cost Water Gas Shift Membrane Reactor for High-Purity Hydrogen Production from Coal-Derived Syngas, Zhijiang (John) Li, Aspen Group (PDF 59 KB)
  3. Novel Sorption Enhanced Reaction Process for Simultaneous Production of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen from Synthesis Gas Produced by Coal Gasification, Shivaji Sicar, Lehigh University (PDF 64 KB)
  4. Integrated High Temperature Coal-to-Hydrogen System with CO2 Separation, James Ruud, General Electric Company (PDF 58 KB)
  5. Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells via Reformation of Coal-Derived Methanol, Paul Erickson, University of California, Davis (PDF 66 KB)
  6. Control of Catalyst Poisons from Coal Gasifiers, Gokhan Alptekin, TDA Research, Inc. (PDF 74 KB)
  7. Co-Production of Electricity and Hydrogen Using a Novel Iron-Based Catalyst, Santosh Gangwal, Research Triangle Institute (PDF 64 KB)
  8. Atomic-Scale Design of Cobalt Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts: A Combined Computational Chemistry, Experimental, and Microkinetics Modeling Approach, Manos Mavrikakis, Univeristy of Wisconsin (PDF 62 KB)
  9. Co-Production of Substitute Natural Gas/Electricity via Catalytic Coal Gasification, Brian Turk, Research Triangle Institute (PDF 64 KB)
  10. Development of a Catalyst/Sorbent for Methane Reforming, Brent Shanks, Iowa State University (PDF 72 KB)
  11. Development of a Hydrogasification Process for Co-Production of Substitute Natural Gas and Electric Power from Western Coals, Ray Hobbs, Arizona Public Service (PDF 60 KB)
  12. Production and Storage of Hydrogen from Coal Using C1 Chemistry, Gerald P. Huffman, University of Kentucky - CFFLS (PDF 68 KB)
  13. Reducing Ultra-Clean Transportation Fuel Costs with HyMelt Hydrogen, Burtron Davis, EnviRes LLC (PDF 64 KB)
  14. National Center for Hydrogen Technology, Michael Holmes, University of North Dakota (PDF 58 KB)
  15. Separation of Fischer-Tropsch Wax Products from Ultra-Fine Iron Catalysts Particles, Burtron Davis, University of Kentucky Research Foundation (PDF 63 KB)

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C. Separations

  1. Single Membrane Reactor Configuration for Separation of Hydrogen, Carbon Dioxide, and Hydrogen Sulfide, Shain Doong, GTI (PDF 64 KB)
  2. Scale-up of Microporous Inorganic Hydrogen-Separation Membrane, Roddie Judkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (PDF 60 KB)
  3. Hydrogen Production via Commercially Ready Inorganic Membrane Reactor, Paul Liu, Media & Process Technology, Inc. (PDF 63 KB)
  4. Enhanced Hydrogen Production Integration with Carbon Dioxide Separation in a Single-State Reactor, Liang-Shih Fan, Ohio State University (PDF 63 KB)
  5. Advanced Water-Gas-Shift Membrane Reactor, Thomas Vanderspurt, United Technologies Research Center (PDF 171 KB)
  6. Cost-Effective Method for Producing Self-Supporting Pd Alloy Membrane for Use in the Efficient Production of Coal-Derived Hydrogen, James Arps, Southwest Research Institute (PDF 67 KB)
  7. High Flux Metallic Membranes for Hydrogen Recovery and Membrane Reactors, Robert Buxbaum, REB Research and Consulting (PDF 58 KB)
  8. Zeolite Membrane-Based Shift Reactor, Jerry Lin, University of Cincinnati (PDF 448 KB)
  9. High Performance Palladium-Based Membrane, Jim Aquaviva, Pall Corporation (PDF 337 KB)

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D. Biomass Reforming

  1. Startech Hydrogen Production, David Lynch, Startech Environmental (PDF 431 KB)
  2. A Novel Slurry-Based Biomass Reforming Process, Sean Emerson, United Technologies Research Center (PDF 694 KB)

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E. Biological Production

  1. Maximizing Light Utilization Efficiency and Hydrogen Production in Microalgal Cultures, Tasios Melis, Univeristy of California, Berkeley (PDF 454 KB)
  2. Biological Systems for Hydrogen Photoproduction, Maria Ghirardi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 244 KB)
  3. Photobiological H2 Production Systems: Creation of Designer Alga for Efficient and Robust Production of H2 from Water, James Lee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (PDF 128 KB)
  4. Fermentation Approaches to Hydrogen Production, PinChing Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 163 KB)
  5. Hydrogen from Water in a Novel Recombinant Oxygen-Tolerant Cyanobacteria System, Hamilton Smith, J. Craig Venter Institute (PDF 77 KB)
  6. Photobiological Hydrogen Production, George Philippidis, Florida International University (PDF 63 KB)

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F. Photoelectrochemical

  1. An Integrated Approach for Hydrogen Production and Storage in Complex Hydrides of Transitional Elements, Alexandru S. Biris, University of Arkansas (PDF 70 KB)
  2. Photoelectrochemical Systems for H2 Production, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 275 KB)
  3. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production Using New Combinatorial Chemistry Derived Materials, Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara (PDF 76 KB)
  4. Discovery of Photocatalysts for Hydrogen Production, Brent MacQueen, SRI International (PDF 282 KB)
  5. Solar Water Splitting: Photocatalyst Materials Discovery and Systems Development, Thomas McNulty, GE Global Research (PDF 184 KB)
  6. Critical Research for Cost-Effective Photoelectrochemical Production of Hydrogen, Liwei Xu, Midwest Optoelectronics (PDF 523 KB)
  7. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production, Arun Madan, MVSystems, Inc. (PDF 231 KB)
  8. Development of Water Splitting Catalysts Using a Novel Molecular Evolution Approach, Neal Woodbury, Arizona State Univeristy (PDF 881 KB)
  9. Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production: UNLV-SHGR Program Subtask, Eric Miller, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (PDF 764 KB)
  10. Production of Hydrogen for Clean and Renewable Sources of Energy for Fuel Cell Vehicles, Xunming Deng, University of Toledo (PDF 379 KB)
  11. University of Nevada Reno Photo-Electrochemical Project, Mano Misra, University of Nevada - Reno (PDF 448 KB)

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G. Nuclear Energy

  1. Laboratory-Scale High Temperature Electrolysis System, Steve Herring, Idaho National Laboratory (PDF 798 KB)
  2. Sulfur-Iodine Thermochemical Cycle, Paul Pickard, Sandia National Laboratories (PDF 284 KB)
  3. High Temperature Thermochemical Processes, Michele Lewis, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 253 KB)
  4. Nuclear Reactor/Hydrogen Process Interface, Steve Sherman, Idaho National Laboratory (PDF 570 KB)

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H. Electrolysis

  1. Low-Cost, High-Pressure Hydrogen Generator, Cecelia Cropley, Giner Electrochemical Systems (PDF 818 KB)
  2. New York State Hi-Way Initiative, Richard Bourgeois, GE Global Research (PDF 81 KB)
  3. Renewable Electrolysis Integrated System Development and Testing, Ben Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 529 KB)
  4. EVermont Hydrogen Electrolyzer Project, Harold Garabedian, EVermont (PDF 454 KB)
  5. Alkaline, High Pressure Electrolysis, Samir Ibrahim, Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc. (PDF 84 KB)
  6. Modular System for Hydrogen Generation and Oxygen Recovery, Iouri Balachov, SRI International (PDF 177 KB)

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I. High-Temperature Thermochemical

  1. Development of Solar-Powered Thermochemical Production of Hydrogen from Water, Bob Perret, UNLV Research Foundation (PDF 744 KB)
  2. Fundamentals of a Solar-Thermal Hydrogen Production Process Using a Metal-Oxide Based Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle, Alan Weimer, University of Colorado (PDF 516 KB)

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