Biogas Reforming for Hydrogen Production: Performance of Ni/La-Ce-O Catalysts

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Biogas, a renewable source of CH4 and CO2, is used for hydrogen generation by tri-reforming reaction; the reaction is a combination of CO2 reforming, steam reforming and partial oxidation of CH4 in a single catalytic step.Several Ni/La-Ce-O mixed oxides, prepared by combustion synthesis, were used as catalysts. The experimental tests, carried out with synthetic biogas at 800°C with a gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of 30000 h-1, were aimed to study the influence of different parameters (amount of La doping, Ni load and feed composition) on the catalysts activity and stability. The synergic effect of nickel-lanthana-surface oxygen vacancies of ceria influences the samples activity.

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Pietro Vincenzini

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19-24

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L. Pino et al., "Biogas Reforming for Hydrogen Production: Performance of Ni/La-Ce-O Catalysts", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 93, pp. 19-24, 2014

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