Hydrogen Production by Photo-Induced Reforming of Biomass Components and Derivatives at Ambient Conditions
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- Kondarides, D.I., Daskalaki, V.M., Patsoura, A. et al. Catal Lett (2008) 122: 26. doi:10.1007/s10562-007-9330-3
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Hydrogen can be produced at ambient conditions via an efficient, technologically simple, ecologically benign, and potentially very low-cost process, with the use of a Pt/TiO2 photocatalyst and three abundant and renewable sources: biomass, solar light, and water. The method combines photocatalytic splitting of water and light-induced oxidation of biomass compounds into a single process, able to produce hydrogen at room temperature and atmospheric pressure.