Hydrogen, Biomass and Bioenergy

Hydrogen, Biomass and Bioenergy

Integration Pathways for Renewable Energy Applications

1st Edition - June 16, 2020
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  • Editors: Bruno Pollet, Jacob Joseph Lamb
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026465
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026298

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Hydrogen and Bioenergy: Integration Pathways for Renewable Energy Applications focuses on the nexus between hydrogen and carbon compounds as energy carriers, with a particular focus on renewable energy solutions. This book explores opportunities for integrating hydrogen in the bioenergy value chain, such as adding hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and lower CO2 emissions during production. The book also takes the inverse path to examine hydrogen production by chemical and biological routes from various bioresources, including solid waste, wastewater, agricultural products and algae. This broad coverage of technologies and applications presents a unique resource for researchers and practitioners developing integrated hydrogen and bioenergy technologies. This book will also be useful for graduate students and new researchers, presenting an introductory resource in the areas of hydrogen and bioenergy. Energy planners and engineers will also benefit from this content when designing and deploying hydrogen infrastructure for power, heating and transportation.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive picture of hydrogen generation from biomass, as well as other sources of hydrogen for power, heating, transportation and storage applications
  • Explores the ways hydrogen can be utilized in combination with bio-derived hydrocarbon chains to produce a variety of substitutes for fossil fuel-based petrochemicals
  • Fills the gap between theoretical knowledge and technology viability
  • Analyzes how these technologies fit into an overall energy strategy targeted at expanding the renewable energy sector


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Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Traditional Routes for Hydrogen Production and Carbon Conversion
      1. Biochemical Route
      2. Thermochemical Route
        1. Reforming
        2. Oxidation
        3. Shift Reaction
        4. Nuclear and Solar Thermal Hydrogen Production

      3. Electrochemical Route

    3. Emerging Routes for Hydrogen and Carbon Integration
      1. Biochemical Route
      2. Thermochemical Route
        1. Capture with Sequestration or Reuse

      3. Electrochemical Route

    4. Sources and Storage
      1. Biochemical Route
      2. Thermochemical Route
      3. Electrochemical Route

    5. The Nexus: Beneficially Crossing Technologies
    6. Hydrogen and Biomass to Liquid
    7. Hydrogen and Biogas
    8. Transition to an Infrastructure for Renewable Energy
    9. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081026465
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081026298

About the Editors

Bruno Pollet

Bruno G. Pollet is a full Professor of Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. His research covers a wide range of areas in Electrochemical Engineering, Electrochemical Energy and Sono-electrochemistry (the use of Power Ultrasound in Electrochemistry) from the development of novel materials, hydrogen fuel cell to water treatment/disinfection demonstrators & prototypes. He was a Professor of Energy Materials and Systems at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and R&D Director of the National Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems Competence Centre. He was also a co-founder and an Associate Director of the University of Birmingham Centre for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Research in the UK. He was awarded a Diploma in Chemistry and Material Sciences from the Université Joseph Fourier (France), a BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from Coventry University (UK) and an MSc in Analytical Chemistry from The University of Aberdeen (UK). He also gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of Electrochemistry and Sonochemistry at the Coventry University Sonochemistry Centre.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Renewable Energy, Department of Energy and Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

Jacob Joseph Lamb

Jacob J. Lamb obtainedt both his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Biochemistry at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he worked in a research laboratory with Associate Professor Julian Eaton-Rye and Associate Professor Martin Hohmann-Marriott. He moved to Norway in 2013 to undertake a PhD in Biotechnology under the supervision of Associate Professor Martin Hohmann-Marriott, which he completed in June 2016. From 2016 to 2018, he undertook postdoctoral research in biogas and sensor technologies with Professor Dag R. Hjelme and Associate Professor Kristian M. Lien at NTNU. Since 2018, he has worked as a senior researcher at NTNU on a variety of projects within the fields of biology, bioenergy, renewable energy, sensor technologies and energy storage His areas of expertise include photosynthesis, microbiology, biological and biochemical techniques, electronics and programming, renewable energy, energy storage, sensor technologies, optical spectroscopy and process engineering. His research motivation is to improve renewable energy sources, increase sustainability within agricultural and aquacultural industries, develop technologies for climate change mitigation as well as develop ways to measure, analyse, and optimise biological processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electronic Systems & Department of Energy and Process Engineering & ENERSENSE NTNU