Ethanol-based hydrogen fuelling station set to begin construction in Brazil

The construction of the ‘world’s first’ experimental ethanol-based renewable hydrogen fuelling station began at the University of São Paulo (USP) campus in Brazil.

The project is expected to produce 4.5kg of hydrogen per hour to fuel three buses and one light vehicle, with the start of operation anticipated for the second half of 2024.

The equipment installed at the site will include a Hytron ethanol steam reformer designed to convert ethanol into hydrogen through steam reforming, in which ethanol is subjected to specific temperatures and pressures to react with water inside the reactor.

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