22 April 2009 09:29 [Source: ICIS news]
The feedstock glycerine is a by-product of biodiesel production.
"Promising opportunities for the sustainable cost-effective production of hydrogen are presented by the use of biogenic raw materials," said Aldo Belloni, member of the executive board.
"With this innovative patented process, we have taken yet another step towards low-emission energy supply using hydrogen," he added.
The plant, which will come on stream in mid-2010, will re-process, pyrolyse and reform raw glycerine. It will produce a hydrogen-rich gas, which will be fed into the existing Leuna II hydrogen plant for the purification and liquefaction of the hydrogen.
The liquefied hydrogen produced will initially be used in German centres such as ?xml:namespace>
Biogenically produced glycerine will not be in competition with food production and is available all year round, the company added.
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