Co-Production of Electricity and Hydrogen Using a Novel Iron-Based Catalyst Email Page
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Research Triangle Institute

Website:  Research Triangle Institute (RTI)
Award Number:  FC26-06NT42758
Project Duration:  04/01/2006 – 09/30/2011
Total Award Value:  $3,806,465.00
DOE Share:  $3,021,888.00
Performer Share:  $784,577.00
Technology Area:  Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Key Technology: 
Location:  Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Description

The objective of this project is to develop the steam-iron process technology for the co-production of electricity and hydrogen in an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant. The process consists of reduction of a novel iron-based catalyst using syngas followed by its oxidation using steam to produce hydrogen. The objective of Phase I is to test the process at laboratory scale and evaluate its techno-economic feasibility. The objective of Phase II is to demonstrate the process in a large bench-scale reactor system, scale up the catalyst production, and conduct an engineering evaluation and commercialization assessment.

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Federal Project Manager 
Kenneth Lyons:
Technology Manager 
Dan Driscoll:
Principal Investigator 
Jason Trembly:


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