Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service

Research & Development Treesearch

Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help - We Participate  Government Made Easy

Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (337 KB bytes)

Title: Vision of the U.S. biofuel future: a case for hydrogen-enriched biomass gasification

Author: Dietenberger, Mark A.; Anderson, Mark;

Date: 2007

Source: Industrial & engineering chemistry research. Vol. 46, no. 26 (2007): Pages: 8863-8874

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Researchers at the Forest Product Laboratory (FPL) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) envision a future for biofuels based on biomass gasification with hydrogen enrichment. Synergisms between hydrogen production and biomass gasification technologies will be necessary to avoid being marginalized in the biofuel marketplace. Five feasible engineering solutions have been suggested for this synergism. We are researching one solution to investigate cleaner and more-efficient wood gasification via high-temperature liquid metal as a carrier fluid and making use of hydrogen, power, and waste heat from future nuclear reactors. The enrichment of syngas with nuclear, windmill, or solar hydrogen permits full conversion of all carbon from biomass to produce competitive synthetic gasoline, diesel, or other liquid hydrocarbon or alcohol fuels.

Keywords: Synthetic fuels, hydrogen as fuel, energy consumption, fuelwood, biomass gasification, biomass energy, wood waste as fuel, renewable energy sources, pyrolysis, alcohol, renewable energy resources, utilization, biomass fuel, wood as fuel

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.



Dietenberger, Mark A.; Anderson, Mark 2007. Vision of the U.S. biofuel future: a case for hydrogen-enriched biomass gasification. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 46(26): 8863-8874.


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.