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Reforming Catalysts

Our reforming catalysts efficiently convert hydrocarbons such as natural gas into synthesis gases (hydrogen, carbon monoxide).

Proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEFCs), which are becoming widespread in household and other applications use hydrogen as fuel to generate electricity. A reforming catalyst is a catalyst that generates hydrogen from hydrocarbons in natural gas. Currently, we are mainly developing steam reforming catalysts focusing on methane, which is the main ingredient of natural gas.

Features

  • Reduces carbon deposition with ruthenium 
  • Activity is maintained at a wide range of temperatures 
  • A high level of activity can be maintained despite a low precious metal content, which enables us to offer catalysts at low cost 
  • Platinum-rhodium suppresses by-product generation 

Types

ProductComponentPrecious metal
content (wt%)
Feature
TRC10-2ARu, Al2O32.0(24g/L)High durability
TRC10-1ARu, Al2O30.4(4.8g/L)High activity despite low
precious metal content
TRC34-0202APt, Rh, Al2O30.4(4.8g/L)Suppress ammonia generation

(Both products shaped in a Φ1mm to 3 mm pellet)

How to use reforming catalysts

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