Japanese Institute Succeeds in Continuous Hydrogen Production from Woodchips
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(AIST) of Japan announced on October 14, 2004 that it has succeeded in
producing hydrogen from woodchips using a continuous production system.
The system has a throughput of 10 kg/day, based on a carbon dioxide
(CO2) absorption gasification technology. The fuel gas produced is
clean and CO2-free, and contains 83 percent hydrogen. According to the
institute, this new technology has enabled the world's first
continuous production of a clean, CO2-free fuel gas, as well as
production of a fuel having greater than an 80 percent hydrogen
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