Hydrogen from biomass gasification

Date Jan 2019


This study of IEA Bioenergy Task 33 gives an overview of possible ways to produce hydrogen via biomass gasification. Two different production routes were investigated in more detail: steam gasification and sorption enhanced reforming. Both routes assessed, appear suitable for hydrogen production. Biomass to hydrogen efficiencies (LHV based) of up to 69% are achieved and a techno-economic study shows hydrogen selling prices of down to 2.7 EUR/kg, depending on the scale of the installation.