The BC Ministry of Natural Gas Development hosted an exciting new Innovation Engineering Challenge in association with the Clean LNG 2015 GameChanger Competition. Undergraduate students were invited to showcase their technical skills and creativity in this design showcase. The CHBE Student Capstone Design Team #5 presented their Gas to Liquids Using Fischer-Tropschtechnology and the CHBE ChemECar presented Hydrogen Transport of Hydrogen using LNG Infrastructure.
The Gas to Liquids project is a detailed design including piping and instrument drawings, 3D plant layout, HAZOP and safety analysis and economic analysis. The student project was determined to be economic based on the value added liquids produced.
The Chem-E-Car team uses clean energy systems such as hydrogen and metal-air batteries to power a vehicle in annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Chem-E-Car Competition. For the LNG competition, the team envisioned hydrogen gas production from BC natural gas via steam reforming and gas shift reactions, its transportation through pipelines with natural gas, its separation and ultimately, its use as replacement of
For their innovative project, Chem-E-Car received 2nd place which included a $3,000 prize that the team will use to support their expanded team.
The ChemECar Team was awarded 2nd place for their project.