Solar-driven massive hydrogen production from biomass and biomass/coal mixtures by supercritical water gasification (ARC Linkage Project administered by Griffith University) (2011–2014)
This project aims to achieve hydrogen generation from renewable resources (including waste biomass) and
coal through supercritical water gasification (SWG) using solar energy. The expected outcomes of this
project will provide a technology to produce valuable fuels from the waste biomass which will relieve the
over-dependence on fossil fuel. It will also solve the problem of waste biomass (bagasse) disposal and
reduce the environmental impacts of existing industry. The use of waste water will create an additional value
of this technology. Clearly, the project will help to achieve Australia's target of 20% renewable energy in 2020
and dramatically reducing CO2 emissions of 60% in 2050.