USS030  |  Hydrogen Production

Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) is the most common method for the production of commercial bulk hydrogen and proceeds according to 1. H2O + CH4→ CO + 3H2 The mixed gas product stream can subsequently be enriched by the Water Gas Shift (WGS) reaction which proceeds according to 2. CO + H2O → CO2 + H2 The equilibrium of 2 involves a sequential high and low temperature reactions and temperature specific catalysts.   This technology supports the WGS process and eliminates the need for sequential high and low temperature reactions while producing pure H2 and CO2.

Exhibitor : Newcastle University

USS045  |  Low Cost Optimized Enzymatic Paper Waste Pre-Treatment for Biogas Production

Paper and pulp industry is the sixth largest polluter in the world. Biogas industry is the new rising renewable energy but its faces many challenges to enhance efficiency by various input raw materials making it feasible in only limited cases. The proposed technology which is an enzymatic-based solution is a potential game-changer that allows the efficient utilization of paper mill waste as a carbon rich input to the biogas plants as a new source.

Exhibitor : Sehir TTO

USS052  |  Catalyst for Green Biodiesel Production from Unrefined Feedstock

This invention describes a durable solid mixed metal catalyst for green biodiesel production from low grade unrefined feedstock. The catalyst enables a one-step simultaneous esterification and transesterification at low temperature and pressure with no washing required. It is robust and reusable.  More importantly, it is extremely adaptable to high free fatty acid environment, which is a tough condition for traditional catalysts to function.  

Exhibitor : The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

USS060  |  Illumination System for Photobioreactors

The technology described herein is related to the development of an illumination system which is designed to provide sufficient natural lighting to different regions of the photobioreactor with homogenous light intensity. As a result, the effectiveness of the photobioreactor for algae production can be improved without any increase in electrical consumption. The system which consists of an array of heliostats, concave mirrors and fresnel lense as well as fiber optical wires to transfer collected lights to the bottom of the photobioreactor can be integrated to both open and closed type of photobioreactors.

Exhibitor : Yildiz Technical University - Technology Transfer Office