|Budget Amount *help
¥19,500,000 (Direct Cost: ¥15,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥4,500,000)
Fiscal Year 2013: ¥3,380,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥780,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥4,160,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥960,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥3,900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥8,060,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,200,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,860,000)
To realize upcoming hydrogen generation, novel method for hydrogen production is required. Now, steam reforming of hydrocarbon is an option for hydrogen production for oil refinery and ammonia synthesis. These high temperature processes cause carbon accumulation on the catalyst due to the catalytic nature. We have revealed that steam reforming of methane proceeds even at 150 degree-C by applying electric field on to Pt/ceria catalyst. The system enabled highly efficient hydrogen production which exhibited very high electron efficiency, thanks to its nature on the midway of catalytic system and electrochemistry.