Lignocellulose biohydrogen: Practical challenges and recent progress

G. Kumar, P. Bakonyi, S. Periyasamy, S. H. Kim, N. Nemestóthy, K. Bélafi-Bakó

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The objective of this work is to provide update information about the recent progress on lignocellulose hydrogen conversion via dark fermentation. Therefore, in this review, the most important fields associated with lignocellulosic hydrogen fermentation are covered, firstly describing the problems associated with raw materials, followed by the discussion of pretreatment and hydrolysis methods assisting to achieve efficient hydrogen fermentation. Afterwards, issues related to fermentation inhibitors as well as advanced, integrated bioprocesses for hydrogen production purposes will be presented. Additionally, the paper gives future perspectives of lignocellulose biohydrogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-737
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The research was supported by TÁMOP 4.2.2/A-11/1/KONV-2012-0071 financed by the European Union and the European Social Fund . The János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is also gratefully acknowledged.

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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