The main development in FERRET is directly linked to the fuel processor of the micro-CHP system. This is indicated as a dark coloured box. The fuel processor development comprises both the catalyst and membrane as well as the design and construction of the catalytic membrane reformer.
The objectives of this project are: - Scale-up of membranes developed in the ReforCELL project (also based on the experience within the DEMCAMER project) and development of new pore-filled membranes more resistant to fluidized bed membrane reactor configuration and using less Pd per m3/h of hydrogen production (a cost reduction compared to the ReforCELL project).
Reduction of capital cost of fuel processor
Development of methods for recycling and repairing of Pd-based membranes
Improvement of the catalyst developed in ReforCELL project for reforming of different natural gas compositions
Scale up the catalyst production for fluidized bed applications
Improvement of a novel fluidized bed membrane reforming reactor for different natural gas compositions
Improvement of a novel fluidized bed membrane reforming reactor for long-term performance.
Protection of Fuel cell stack (e.g. Cr release), CO poisoning
Integration of the novel reforming technology in a CHP system
Optimization of the BoP for the novel reformer based CHP system
Simulation and optimization of the reformer integration with the entire system