Catalytic hydrogen generation from biomass (glucose and cellulose) with ZrO2 in supercritical water

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We conducted the batch experiments for hydrogen production from biomass (glucose and cellulose) with ZrO2 catalyst in supercritical water (673-713 K and 30-35 MPa). For comparison, we also conducted the experiments with alkali and without catalyst at the same conditions. The yield of hydrogen with zirconia was almost twice as much as that without catalyst for all the starting materials (glucose and cellulose).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-410
Number of pages6
JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Alkali
  • Biomass
  • Catalyst
  • Cellulose
  • Glucose
  • Hydrogen generation
  • Zirconia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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