, Volume 122, Issue 1-2, pp 26-32
Date: 02 Nov 2007

Hydrogen Production by Photo-Induced Reforming of Biomass Components and Derivatives at Ambient Conditions

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Abstract

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.