chapter  7
12 Pages

Biomass Method

ByJun-ichiro Hayashi

A potential method of recuperating nuclear heat into chemical energy of hydrogen using biomass as a carbonaceous reducer of water, that is, steam gasiŒcation of biomass is described in detail. The description presents the thermodynamic signiŒcance of the method and its basic chemical reaction scheme. A type of nuclear-heat-driven process with a particular reactor conŒguration is examined in detail toward enabling effective conversion of the heat into product H2 or H2/CO.