Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Working Group Kick-Off Meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy held a kick-off meeting for the Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming Working Group (BILIWG) on October 24, 2006 in Baltimore, MD. The Working Group is addressing technical challenges to distributed reforming of biomass-derived, renewable liquid fuels to hydrogen, including the reforming, water-gas shift, and hydrogen recovery and purification steps. The meeting provided the opportunity for researchers to share their experiences in converting bio-derived liquids to hydrogen with each other and with members of the DOE Hydrogen Production Technical Team.


The BILIWG kick-off meeting proceedings (PDF 61 KB) include the agenda, next steps discussion, and participant list. The BILIWG background paper (PDF 231 KB) provides the scope and purpose of the Working Group as well as general information on bio-derived liquids and key reforming technical challenges.

Status of Ongoing DOE Bio-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen Distributed Reforming R&D

Presentations on October 24, 2006

  • Review of Working Group Charter & DOE RD&D Targets for Hydrogen Production from Renewable Liquid Fuels, Arlene Anderson, DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office (PDF 564 KB)

  • Renewable Liquids Outcomes Map from Hydrogen Production Technical Team, Steve Schlasner, ConocoPhillips (PDF 37 KB)

  • Government Practices in Purchasing R&D: Intellectual Property Provisions at the Department of Energy, Paul Gottlieb and Julia Cook Moody, Department of Energy (PDF 91 KB)

  • Source and Availability of Renewable Bio-Liquid Feedstock Streams for Reforming to Hydrogen, Neil Rossmeissl, DOE Biomass Program (PDF 980 KB)

  • Production of Hydrogen by Bio-Derived Liquids Reforming, David King and Yong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PDF 841 KB)

  • High-Pressure Distributed Ethanol Reforming, Shabbir Ahmed, Argonne National Laboratory (PDF 639 KB)

  • Distributed Bio-Oil Reforming, Bob Evans, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (PDF 691 KB)

  • Investigation of Reaction Networks and Active Sites in Bio-Ethanol Steam Reforming over Cobalt Based Catalysts, Umit Ozkan, Ohio State University (PDF 577 KB)

  • Hydrogen Generation from Biomass-Derived Carbohydrates via Aqueous Phase Reforming, Randy Cortright, Virent Energy Systems, Inc. (PDF 1.1 MB)

  • Integrated Short Contact Time Hydrogen Generator, Ke Liu, GE Global Research (PDF 1.4 MB)

  • Hydrogen from Biomass by Autothermal Reforming, Lanny D. Schmidt, University of Minnesota (PDF 248 KB)

  • Low-Cost Hydrogen from Ethanol Distributed Production System, Sandy Thomas, H2Gen Innovations, Inc. (PDF 2.4 MB)

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