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UNICAMP develops a chemical micro reactor to produce hydrogen from ethanol

Researchers at the Laboratory for Optimization, Design and Advanced Control (LOPCA) at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the State University of Campinas (FEQ Unicamp) have developed a compact chemical reactor (microreactor) that allows the production of hydrogen from ethanol. The technology patented at Unicamp with support from Inova Unicamp, the University's Technological Innovation Center, can be loaded onto vehicles and even coupled to fuel cells to power electric cars.

The generation of hydrogen from renewable sources is a matter of global interest in the search for solutions to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. The so-called green hydrogen is one of the industry's bets to reduce these emissions. The energetic use of hydrogen results in energy and water, which returns to the environment in the form of steam.


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