Cranfield University-led team scores funding to study hydrogen production from biomass

August 29, 2022 |

In the UK, funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the Government.

The technology would allow biomass – organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops – to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions at the same time. Rather than being burned, the biomass undergoes a process to turn it into a gas. The gas is then broken down into hydrogen and CO2, and a sorbent – a material used to absorb liquids or gases – is then used to capture the CO2.

The project, which is called Bio-HyPER, is a collaboration between Cranfield University, Helical Energy, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Gas Technology Institute, Petrofac, and Origen Power. The funding was announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) as part of its Hydrogen BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) Innovation Programme.

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