Here are the winners of the Call for Innovators in Brazil in the field of Green Hydrogen. They are - like all winners of the call - potential partners of the German Research-SME-Tandems. All Brazilian innovators will have the opportunity to participate in the week-long German R&D Tour of the sustainable energy landscape in Germany.
In this research, water electrolysis was performed by focusing a green laser beam on a suitable liquid medium. As part of this study, we observed the accumulation of gases in the electrolysis cell. The scenario presented is several laser ablation cells with an aqueous medium, in which the production of nanoparticles for therapeutic purposes supports the production of green hydrogen. To achieve this, the gas deposition production cell needs to be improved.
Contact: Dr. Milton Sergio Fernandes de Lima
Green Hydrogen through sewage sludge gasification
Within this project, a gasifier using reusing ETEd sludge to generate hydrogen plus carbon monoxide, biomethane and ethylene which will feed an engine to generate enough electrical energy to power the ETEd's operational systems.The sludge will be produced in effluent treatment stations, which include a reductionof 85% of the sludge moisture. This sludge will supply a unit in a fixed bed updraft gasifier, this project was made by mine startup (Green Power Sources Technologies) and Sanevix.
Contact: Dr. Felipe Augusto Moro Loureiro
H2 & Oxy-combustion - allies
This project proposes the use of wind energy surplus to feed water electrolysis, producing hydrogen for hydrotreating units in oil refineries, replacing the steam methane reform, and providing oxygen for carbon capture via oxy-combustion in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units. For electric systems with high penetration of wind energy, this technological arrangement can reduce up to 22% of GHG emission from oil refineries.
More: Cenergia Lab
Contact: Gabriela N. da Silva
Sustainable generation and storage of green hydrogen
This project aims to innovate the use of grid-connected photovoltaics to produce green hydrogen through PEM electrolysis and store it in a compact system for electric and hybrid motors. In doing so, the specific objectives are to:
i. Develop magnetron sputtering to deposit low-charge noble metal catalysts and simplify the fabrication of electrolyzer parts;
ii. Metallurgical processing of Mg alloys for hydrogen storage with fast absorption and desorption kinetics;
iii. Development of a furnace for mobile fuel cells.
Contact: Prof. Haroldo Cavalcanti Pinto