The Brazilian participants of EnergInno Brazil are experts in the fields of Green Hydrogen and Biogas. Thus, they are potential partners of the German Research-SME-Tandems. Together, they can further develop the innovative ideas in the sustainable energy sector in both countries.
HT-PEM module with Industrial H2 controlled by AI
This project aims to develop a compact on-board module consisting of a low-cost industrial hydrogen purifier for a HT-PEM (high-temperature polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cell. This fuel cell will be installed in a hybrid propulsion system with a lithium-ion battery bank controlled by artificial intelligence. This battery bank is used to start the system and the vehicle until it reaches operating temperature. In this way, challenges such as the cost of production and distribution logistics are mastered, while taking advantage of the great potential of hydrogen production in Brazil.
Contact: Prof. Gerhard Ett
Wastes to sustainable biogas & hydrogen
In this project, waste is used to produce biogas by anaerobic digestion. The dried and sulfur-free biogas can then be used as feedstock for the production of hydrogen by dry reforming (catalytic reforming). The biogas can also be upgraded to biomethane (separating the CO2) and used for hydrogen production by steam reforming. Hydrogen can be used as a fuel or as a feedstock for the production of sustainable liquid fuel such as methane or DME (dimethyl ether - as a substitute for diesel fuel) or for electricity generation in gensets.
Contact: Prof. Sergio Peres
Green Hydrogen from fermentations route
In this project, a fermentation route using residual raw materials such as fruit rusks, bagasse and molasses under stress conditions is being developed to produce compounds that can be used in a reforming cell. The project is in the small-scale parameter testing and optimization phase (patent pending). The results of this phase will provide the background for projects with other raw materials in countries such as Germany so that they can be developed in partnerships.
Contact: Michelle Dos Santos Cordeiro Perna