Recent advances in hydrogen production by thermo-catalytic conversion of biomass

Shuo Li, Heshan Zheng, Yongjie Zheng, Jingzhi Tian, Tao Jing, Jo Shu Chang, Shih Hsin Ho

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Hydrogen production from biomass is a green, clean, and zero emissions technology that has attracted increasing attention. This technology has been considered to possess a long-term growth potential, and it is expected to gradually reduce environmental pollution and over-exploitation of resources. In this context, we holistically review this technology and focused on the conversion of biomass into hydrogen using chemical methods (i.e., those with potential for obtaining H2-rich producer gas streams). Several reaction parameters were discussed and classified herein including biomass conversion methods and conditions, hydrogen production and carbon conversion ratios, the effect of different catalysts types, the catalytic properties of these materials, and their related mechanisms. The overall findings provide new insights for the selection of highly effective and suitable hydrogen production catalysts by biomass conversion applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14266-14278
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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