Effects of feedstocks on the process integration of biohydrogen production

Domenico Foglia , Walter Wukovits , Anton Friedl , Mattias Ljunggren , Guido Zacchi , Krzysztof Urbaniec , Mariusz Markowski


Future production of hydrogen must be sustainable. To obtain it, renewable resources have to be employed for its production. Fermentation of biomasses could be a viable way. The process evaluated is a two-step fermentation to produce hydrogen from biomass. Process options with barley straws, PSP, and thick juice as feedstocks have been compared on the basis of process balances. Aspen Plus has been used to calculate mass and energy balances taking into account the integration of the process. Results show that the production of hydrogen as energy carrier is technically feasible with all the considered feedstocks and thanks to heat integration, second generation biomass (PSP and barley straws) are competitive with food crops (thick juice).
Author Domenico Foglia - [Technische Universitat Wien]
Domenico Foglia,,
, Walter Wukovits - [Technische Universitat Wien]
Walter Wukovits,,
, Anton Friedl - [Technische Universitat Wien]
Anton Friedl,,
, Mattias Ljunggren - [Lunds Universitet]
Mattias Ljunggren,,
, Guido Zacchi - [Lunds Universitet]
Guido Zacchi,,
, Krzysztof Urbaniec (FCEMP / IMEn)
Krzysztof Urbaniec,,
- Institute of Mechanical Engineering
, Mariusz Markowski (FCEMP / IMEn)
Mariusz Markowski,,
- Institute of Mechanical Engineering
Journal seriesClean Technologies and Environmental Policy, ISSN 1618-954X, 1618-9558, (0 pkt)
Issue year2011
Keywords in EnglishAspen Plus, Biohydrogen, Environmental Economics, Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology, Fermentation, Industrial and Production Engineering, Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Process integration, Process simulation, Sustainable Development
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10098-011-0351-7
Score (nominal)0
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 17; WoS Citations = 18; GS Citations = 13.0
Citation count*13 (2015-03-29)
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