Title: H2 production by the photocatalytic reforming of cellulose and raw biomass using Ni, Pd, Pt and Au on titania

Citation
Caravaca A, Jones WV, Bowker M, et al. (2016). H2 production by the photocatalytic reforming of cellulose and raw biomass using Ni, Pd, Pt and Au on titania. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2016.0011488532


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Dataset Details
Publisher: Cardiff University
Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2016
Data format: .xlsx
Estimated total storage size of dataset: Less than 100 megabytes
Number of Files In Dataset: 9
DOI: 10.17035/d.2016.0011488532

Description

A method has been developed for sustainable hydrogen production using sunlight and biomass. It is shown that cellulose can be photoreformed to produce hydrogen, even in solid form, by use of metal-loaded titania photocatalysts. The experiments performed verified that the process is enabled by initial
hydrolysis via glucose, which itself is shown to be efficiently converted to produce hydrogen by photocatalysis. Importantly, it is shown that not only precious metals such as Pt, Pd and Au can be used as the metal component, but also much more economic and less environmentally damaging Ni is effective. Even more importantly, we show for the first time, to the best our knowledge, that fescue grass as raw biomass can be effective for hydrogen production without significant pretreatment.


Research findings based upon these data are published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2016.0054



Keywords

Gold catalysts

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