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Title: Low-carbon energy transition with the sun and forest: Solar-driven hydrogen production from biomass
Authors: Takeda, Shutaro
Nam, Hoseok
Chapman, Andrew
Author's alias: 武田, 秀太郎
南, ホソク
チャップマン, アンドリュー
Keywords: Hydrogen
Concentrated solar
Life cycle assessment
Issue Date: Jul-2022
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC
Journal title: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Volume: 47
Issue: 58
Start page: 24651
End page: 24668
Abstract: There is a need to derive hydrogen from renewable sources, and the innovative stewardship of two natural resources, namely the Sun and forest, could provide a new pathway. This paper provides the first comparative analysis of solar-driven hydrogen production from environmental angles. A novel hydrogen production process proposed in this paper, named Solar-Driven Advanced Biomass Indirect-Gasification (SABI-Hydrogen), shows promise toward achieving continuous operation and scalability, the two key challenges to meet future energy needs. The calculated Global Warming Potential for 1 kg of solar-driven hydrogen production is 1.04 kg CO₂-eq/kg H₂, less than half of the current biomass gasification process which emits 2.67 kg CO₂-eq/kg H₂. Further, SABI-Hydrogen demonstrates the least-carbon intensive pathway among all current hydrogen production methods. Thus, solar-driven hydrogen production from biomass could lead to a sustainable supply, essential for a low-carbon energy transition.
Description: 森と太陽から水素を作る革新的プラント --あらゆる既知手法より少ないCO2排出量を実現--. 京都大学プレスリリース. 2021-12-24.
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC.
This is an open access article under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.
DOI(Published Version): 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.11.203
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