University of Hull scores funding to research hydrogen production from biorefinery waste

September 13, 2022 |

In the UK, the University of Hull has been awarded £245,000 to investigate the possibility of producing hydrogen from the waste streams produced by biorefineries. The funding was awarded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) through phase one of their Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, which has been funded by the £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).

Climate change has brought an urgent need for society to replace fossil fuels like oil and coal with renewable and low-carbon sources of energy.

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (often referred to as BECCS) is of special interest as it is a negative carbon emission technology. Bioenergy is produced from renewable feedstocks such as crops which absorb carbon as they grow; this carbon is then permanently captured during the energy production stage.

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