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Keywords:

  • renewable energy;
  • hydrogen energy;
  • biomass;
  • integrated

SUMMARY

Pakistan though a developing country has a strong agrarian economy which in turn leads to a strong resource of biomass. Further, the effects of climate change scenario discourage the use of biomass as a combustion fuel. An integrated renewable hydrogen model has been developed based on biomass feed stocks as the input material for hydrogen production. It has been found that hydrogen can be produced at rates comparable with steam methane reforming, which is one of the most economical methods of generating hydrogen. However, the model must have a strong statistical base and an up-to-date geographical information system to present accurate and logical results for effective energy planning. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.