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Hydrogen Production from Biomass

  • Mu'taz Al-Alawi
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Hydrogen is considered as a novel fuel for the twenty first century, mainly due to its environmentally benign character. Production of hydrogen from renewable biomass has several advantages compared to that of fossil fuels. A number of processes are being practiced for efficient and economic conversion and utilization of biomass to hydrogen. This article updates the developments of various hydrogen-production processes from biomass. Several developmental works are discussed, with a brief outline of different technologies employed therein. A comparative study of existing processes is given on the basis of their relative merits and demerits.

Keywords

Hydrogen energy production biomass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mu'taz Al-Alawi
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  1. 1.Mu'tah UniversityJordan

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