EERE's New Projects

Bioelectrochemical Integration of Waste Heat Recovery, Waste-to-Energy Conversion, and Waste-to-Chemical Conversion

Awardee Details

Awardee 
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
State 
Pennsylvania

Funding

DOE Amount 
$1,200,000
Recipient Amount 
$300,000

This project combines a microbial reverse electrodialysis technology with waste heat recovery to convert effluents into electricity and chemical
products including hydrogen gas. This technology uses salinity gradients to overcome the thermodynamic barriers and over potential associated with
hydrogen production. This technology will be applicable to a wide variety of U.S. industrial sectors, including the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, and
refinery industries and, by providing on-site electricity generation, could save industry 40 trillion Btus annually and further offset 6 million tons of
carbon dioxide emissions each year.