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Production of Hydrogen from Renewable Resources

  • Zhen Fang
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
  • Xinhua Qi
  • Provides up-to-date fundamentals, state-of-the-art reviews, current assessments and prospects in this field

  • Covers three fundamental aspects of hydrogen: separation, storage and applications

  • Contributed by international leading experts in the area


Part of the Biofuels and Biorefineries book series (BIOBIO, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Bioconversion

  3. Thermoconversion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Sotirios Karellas
      Pages 97-117
    3. Lucía García, Javier Ábrego, Fernando Bimbela, José Luis Sánchez
      Pages 119-147
    4. Ekin Kıpçak, Mesut Akgün
      Pages 179-220
  4. Electrochemical and Solar Conversions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Kongfa Chen, Dehua Dong, San Ping Jiang
      Pages 223-248
    3. In S. Kim, Euntae Yang, Mi-Jin Choi, Kyu-Jung Chae
      Pages 249-281
    4. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, Chrysoula Pagkoura, Dimitrios A. Dimitrakis, Souzana Lorentzou, George P. Karagiannakis
      Pages 283-311
  5. Separations and Applications with Fuel Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Angelo Basile, Adolfo Iulianelli, Giuseppe Bagnato, Francesco Dalena
      Pages 339-356
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-368

About this book


This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, current research and prospects of producing hydrogen using bio, thermal and electrochemical methods and covers hydrogen separation, storage and applications.  Hydrogen produced from biomass offers a clean and renewable energy source and a promising energy carrier that will supplement or replace fossil fuels in the future. The book is intended as a reference work for researchers, academics and industrialists working in the chemical and biological sciences, engineering, renewable resources and sustainability.  Readers will find a wealth of information in the text that is both useful for the practical development of hydrogen systems and essential for assessing hydrogen production by bioelectrochemical, electrochemical, fermentation, gasification, pyrolysis and solar means, applied to many forms of biomass.

Dr. Zhen Fang is Professor in Bioenergy, Leader and founder of biomass group, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and is also adjunct Professor of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Richard L Smith, Jr. is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Research Center of Supercritical Fluid Technology, Tohoku University, Japan. Dr. Xinhua Qi is Professor of Environmental Science, Nankai University, China.    


Hydrogen production Hydrogen storage Sustainable energy biomass pyrolysis hydrothermal gasification renewable resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhen Fang
    • 1
  • Richard L. Smith, Jr.
    • 2
  • Xinhua Qi
    • 3
  1. 1.Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical GardenChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Tohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  3. 3.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina

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