Downsized steam reformer combines heat and power

As downscaling gas processes is our business, we went a step further in downsizing steam reformer technology for a 1kWe micro CHP system.

A dual fuel burner tightly integrated with a catalytic steam reformer delivers hydrogen to a solid oxide fuel cell stack (SOFC), producing electricity and warm water at high efficiency. In July 2013 the testing of the prototype will start showing HyGear’s smallest scale SMR technology to date in a fully automated fuel cell system.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JU) under grant agreement number 256694.



HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source

HyGear: The Global Hydrogen Source