REFORMERS - FUEL CELL PROCESSORS
RNG & RLPG SERIES
Tropical markets hydrogen fuel processors for energy applications, the RNG and RLPG Series, which are able to provide up to 7.5Nm3 of hydrogen from Fossil Fuels as well as Bio Fuels.
The produced hydrogen can then be fed different kind of fuel cells such as PEM (high & Low Temp), SOFC, AFC, and MCFC.
The efficiency of fuel processors - reformers can reach almost 80% and if it is combined with a fuel cell CHP unit, then the overall efficiency can reach even 92% at maximum power output.
HOW IT WORKS
Steam reforming is a method of producing Hydrogen from hydrocarbon (fossil) fuels such as natural gas which consists mostly of Methane (CH4), and Methanol (CH3OH) which react with steam at high temperatures over a catalyst.
Hydrogen atoms are stripped from both the hydrocarbon molecules and the water in a two stage reaction to produce Hydrogen gas leaving Carbon Dioxide.
The first stage of the reforming process breaks up the hydrocarbon molecule with or without water to liberate its Hydrogen content, however at the same time this also results in the liberation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) which poisons most fuel cells.
The reforming reaction therefore involves a second stage, known as the water gas shift reaction, in which the Carbon Monoxide is converted into less troublesome Carbon Dioxide (CO2) while simultaneously generating more Hydrogen.