FH Münster, Energy, Building Services, Environmental Engineering
Researchteam of Dr.–Ing. Elmar Brügging
Dr.-Ing. Elmar Brügging – project leader
Telephone: +49 (0)2551 9 62 420
M.Sc. Tobias Weide – direct contact person
Telephone: +49 (0)2551 9 62 021
B.Sc. Juliana Rolf
Telephone: +49 (0)2551 9 62 044
B.Sc. Sören Kamphus
Telephone: +49 (0)157 88852011
The dark fermentation of biomass is a sustainable and resource-saving way of producing green hydrogen. The spatial separation of the biogas process into hydrolysis, acidogenesis and acetogenesis in the 1st-stage and the subsequent methanogenesis in the 2nd-stage increases the energy yield of the process on the one hand and produces the versatile energy carrier hydrogen on the other hand. Within the research project, two experimental plants will be built and tested in several experiments. The influence of the reactor configuration and other process parameters on the efficiency of the process will be investigated. Furthermore, possible uses for the green hydrogen produced will be investigated and an economic analysis of the process will be carried out.
The aim of the project is to identify the optimal process parameters and reactor concepts for the 2-stage biohydrogen process. The technology will be brought closer to an industrial-scale implementation by an economic feasibility study and by testing of different organic residues.