An overview of hydrogen production from biomass

Meng Ni, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Michael K.H. Leung, K. Sumathy

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Hydrogen production plays a very important role in the development of hydrogen economy. One of the promising hydrogen production approaches is conversion from biomass, which is abundant, clean and renewable. Alternative thermochemical (pyrolysis and gasification) and biological (biophotolysis, water-gas shift reaction and fermentation) processes can be practically applied to produce hydrogen. This paper gives an overview of these technologies for hydrogen production from biomass. The future development will also be addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-472
Number of pages12
JournalFuel Processing Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomass
  • Biophotolysis
  • Fermentation
  • Gasification
  • Pyrolysis
  • Supercritical water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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