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The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is Germany´s national research center for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in Aeronautics, Space, Energy, Transport and Security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. Approximately 7000 people are working for DLR in 32 institutes in Germany. DLR has also offices in Brussels, Paris, Singapore and Washington D.C. Research Work at the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics in Stuttgart is focused on energy storage and next generation energy conversion systems.

As coordinator DLR will be responsible for the overall technical progress and management of the project. The technical tasks will include system simulation, lab-scale catalyst testing and reformer single-tube testing.

HyGear is a clean technology company, specialized in small-scale gas processing. All our activities are driven by three piers; energy efficiency, supply chain efficiency and utilization of renewable and clean energy sources.

Our lead product is a range of on-site hydrogen generators based on steam reforming. Besides these products HyGear is developing other dedicated gas processing technologies that optimize supply chains or utilize waste streams more effectively. Focus areas are the upgrading of biogas, the utilization of stranded gas or distributed generation of electricity with Fuel Cells. HyGear was established in 2002.

In the NEMESIS2+ project HyGear, together with the other partners, will:
- define the requirements of the 50nm3/hr hydrogen generator
- design a reformer to run on (bio)diesel.
- build and test the prototype

Johnson Matthey (JM) is an advanced speciality chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysis, precious metals, fine chemicals and process technology. The group’s principal activities are the manufacture of autocatalysts and pollution control systems, catalysts and components for fuel cells, pharmaceutical compounds, process catalysts and fine chemicals; the refining, fabrication and marketing of precious metals; the manufacture of colours and coatings for the glass and ceramics industries.

Within the NEMESIS2+ project Johnson Matthey’s activities are the development and supply of a multi-fuel sulphur tolerant steam reforming catalyst and sulphur tolerant water has shift catalyst.

Abengoa Hidrógeno (AH) is a company headquartered in Seville (Spain). The objective of Abengoa Hidrógeno, an Abengoa company, is the organization and operation of businesses and activities related with the production of electric energy utilizing different technology fuel cells, as well as the production of hydrogen from renewable sources, and its clean and efficient use.

Abengoa Hidrógeno was established in 2003, incorporating personnel from different Abengoa companies who, since 1999, had been working with hydrogen and fuel cells. Over the years, the company has established relationships and contacts with the sector’s main players, and has achieved quantifiable leadership in projects, patents, publications and R&D&I investment.

Abengoa Hidrógeno tasks in Némesis 2+ project is leading WP7 covering cost analysis and aspects on the integration of the Nemesis2+ technology into refuelling stations.

Abengoa Bioenergía San Roque (ABSR) is the company that owns and operates the biodiesel production plant located in Cádiz (Spain). In 2005, Abengoa Bioenergy entered the biodiesel business with the creation of ABSR in the grounds of the Cepsa refinery in Algeciras, with a production capacity of 225 ML year of biodiesel and 18 tons/year of glycerine. ABSR is currently in operation from 2009 and provide biodiesel to Cepsa for blends with diesel to 5%, currently employing 55 workers. Given the flexibility of the technology the plant will process crude oils, and is scheduled to use soybean, rapeseed and palm oils.

Abengoa Bioenergy is a company dedicated to the production of biofuels for transport, including bioethanol and biodiesel, and thus contribute to sustainable development.

The main tasks in the project include the biodiesel supply and a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of desulphurized biodiesel. Apart from that ABSR is responsible for the definition and characterization of the liquid biofuel.

The Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory (APTL) was established in 1996 as a business unit of the Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute, CPERI at the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas, CERTH, with the rationale that the solution of many issues in Energy, Materials, Environment and Health relies on understanding and exploiting the science of fine particles. APTL’s objectives are to conduct basic and applied research as well as to develop innovative technology products in the areas of clean transport, clean energy and process insitu monitoring.

APTL is responsible for the “Liquid desulphurisation” (WP3), which objective is the study of liquid desulphurisation and the design of a relevant unit compatible to the project prototype. APTL will also contribute to the “Definition Phase” (WP1), the “System Simulation” (WP2) and the “Prototype” (WP6).

Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute
6th Km Charilaou-Thermi Road, P.O. Box 60361
Thermi-Thessaloniki, 57001
GREECE

George KARAGIANNAKIS
Chemical Eng., PhD
gkarag(at)cperi.certh.gr
apt.cperi.certh.gr

Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) is an Engineering University that has a long record participation in research projects. The group participating in the project has a strong background in combustion systems and is using this experience in designing a multi-fuel burner for the reformer using PSA off-gas, natural gas or bio-Diesel. Numerical modeling of the furnace coupled with the reformer is used to analyze the burner/reformer. A prototype of the burner is tested at full scale before being supplied to the whole NEMESIS 2+ system. In parallel IST is also performing tests for the shift reaction.

Contact Person:
Joao Luis Toste de Azevedo
toste(at)ist.utl.pt

Contact Adress:
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Pav. Mecanica I
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal