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This platform offers a dedicated environment for sharing information on biological production of hydrogen from biomass and communication on hydrogen topics. It provides access to various (inter)national Biohydrogen projects and the activities of The International Association of Hydrogen Energy and The Netherlands Biohydrogen Network.

Latest running project: BioJet Fuel
BioJet Fuel-project aims at growth of biobased aircraft fuel. The possibility of making a promising airplane-type of fuel from the waste streams of potato production has already been proven on a lab scale. The objective of the BioJet Fuel project, which is being executed by an international consortium led by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, is to define the conditions necessary to scale this process and achieve a viable production chain for biobased aircraft fuel. BioJet Fuel has started on May 1, 2017 and will end at April 30, 2020.
Dutch news article on the Nieuwe Oost website 

A specific membrane technology for separation of fuel precursors

Bioreactors for the production of fuel precursors (WFBR, NL)

This project is carried out with subsidy from the Topsector Energie from the Ministry of Economic affairs.


September 23, 2011. The Chair for Sustainable development of the palm oil industry from the Sime Darby Foundation was launched at UKM, the National University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
Dr. Pieternel Claassen has been appointed as the first Chairholder.



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Biohydrogen Projects

The overall objective of HyTIME is to increase the productivity of fermentative hydrogen production to 1-10 kg/day. The process starts with 2nd biomass: road-side grass, straw and over-date commodities from retailers. The enhancement of productivity is addressed by the development of and upscaling in a dedicated prototype installation for hydrogen fermentation. Residues are valorised by anaerobic fermentation. HyTIME has started on Jan 1, 2012 and will end at Dec 31, 2014.  Read more by clicking on the link at the top.

The aim was to develop a blue print for a hydrogen from biomass plant. Biomass is converted to fermentable feedstock which is processed to hydrogen by dark and photofermentation. The hydrogen gas is upgraded to fuel cell specifications. Cost reduction is addressed through system integration. HYVOLUTION's starting date is Jan 1st 2006, ending is at Dec 31 st 2010. Read more by clicking on the link at the top.

Hydrogen from Biomass II
This project (BWP II)  was the second phase of the Dutch EET project HYDROGEN FROM BIOMASS (BWP I). The objective was to increase productivity from hydrolysates of lignocellulosic biomass and potato steam peels to produce hydrogen for fuel cells.
-> Final Report BWPII (in English)

The main objective of this EU FP 5 project was the production of hydrogen from Sweet Sorghum and paper sludge employing (hyper)thermophilic and photoheterotrophic microorganisms. The focus was on optimizing microbial physiology and genetics.

Hydrogen from Biomass
This Dutch EET project (BWP I) aimed at the production of hydrogen from Miscanthus hydrolysates and potato steam peels. The focus was on optimizing processtechnology for maximum productivity.

Waterstof Wageningen
This Dutch project was a feasibility study addressing the production of biohydrogen and methane from potentially available biomass in the region Wageningen,  for the production of 'green' electricity, heat and gas (in Dutch)


The International Association
of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)

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The Netherlands
Biohydrogen Network

Biohydrogen Network website
Researchers involved in basic and applied aspects of biological H2 and CH4 production participate in the Netherlands Biohydrogen Network. The objectives are to promote (inter)national exchange and R&D co-operation, and to provide expertise for government & the market sector.

- Environmental Technology
- Food & Bioprocess Engineering
- Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
- Laboratory of Microbiology