Renewable hydrogen production and fuel cells programs in Brazil: an overview

Hotza, D. and Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2008). Renewable hydrogen production and fuel cells programs in Brazil: an overview. In: WHEC2008. 17th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, Brisbane, Qld, Australia, (1-4). 15-19 June, 2008.


Author Hotza, D.
Diniz da Costa, J. C.
Title of paper Renewable hydrogen production and fuel cells programs in Brazil: an overview
Conference name 17th World Hydrogen Energy Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Conference dates 15-19 June, 2008
Proceedings title WHEC2008
Journal name 17th World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2008, WHEC 2008
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Publisher Australian Institute of Energy
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781615674541
Volume 1
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The future hydrogen economy in Brazil will probably rely on renewable resources, mainly on hydropower and biofuels, which are plentifully available in the country. In this work, major issues concerning energy supply and demand within Brazil are reviewed with special consideration given to renewable sources of energy for hydrogen production and for use as direct fuel for fuel cells. Although the fuel cell installed capacity in the country is very limited, several government-funded research activities have been carried out in many universities and institutes. The major research focus is concerned with PEM, DMFC, DEFC and SOFC. In addition, reforming and catalysis processes have been receiving the attention of the Brazilian research community with emphasis on renewable ethanol as cell fuel. The potential for hydrogen production from renewable energy sources is believed to be large, but remains a subject of debate.
Subjects 0904 Chemical Engineering
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

 
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