Solar-driven massive hydrogen production from biomass and biomass/coal mixtures by supercritical water gasification (ARC Linkage Project administered by Griffith University) (2011–2014)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
Griffith University
Researchers:
  • ARC Laureate Fellow
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    ARC Laureate Fellow
    School of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Griffith University