Biohydrogen production from lignocellulosic feedstock

Chieh Lun Cheng, Yung Chung Lo, Kuo Shing Lee, Duu Jong Lee, Chiu Yue Lin, Jo Shu Chang

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Due to the recent energy crisis and rising concern over climate change, the development of clean alternative energy sources is of significant interest. Biohydrogen produced from cellulosic feedstock, such as second generation feedstock (lignocellulosic biomass) and third generation feedstock (carbohydrate-rich microalgae), is a promising candidate as a clean, CO 2-neutral, non-polluting and high efficiency energy carrier to meet the future needs. This article reviews state-of-the-art technology on lignocellulosic biohydrogen production in terms of feedstock pretreatment, saccharification strategy, and fermentation technology. Future developments of integrated biohydrogen processes leading to efficient waste reduction, low CO 2 emission and high overall hydrogen yield is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8514-8523
Number of pages10
JournalBioresource technology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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