The Future of Energy with Low-Carbon and Biohydrogen at Bio360


Dive into the World of Low-Carbon and Biohydrogen at Bio360

In an era where the world is desperate to decarbonize, hydrogen has emerged as a potential fuel of the future. From powering our cars and vehicles to heating our homes and fuelling industries, the applications of hydrogen are expansive. But do you know where most of our hydrogen comes from today? And more importantly, are you familiar with the green and low-carbon methods of producing it? The answers to these questions and more await you at the Bio360, the pivotal event that's setting the stage for the future of biohydrogen energy.

The Current State of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is often touted as a clean fuel, yet approximately 99% of it produced today is derived from fossil sources - mainly from natural gas steam reforming or coal gasification. This type of production yields what is known as 'grey' hydrogen, which, despite its applications, isn't environmentally friendly. But did you know that hydrogen comes in various colors based on its source of production?

The Spectrum of Hydrogen: Different Colours, Different Origins

  • Grey Hydrogen: Produced from natural gas or coal, it's the most common but also the least green.
  • Blue Hydrogen: Derived from natural gas, but with carbon capture and storage techniques.
  • Green Hydrogen: Produced using renewable energy sources like wind, solar, or biomass.
  • Turquoise Hydrogen: Results from methane pyrolysis.
  • Biohydrogen: As the name suggests, it is hydrogen derived from biomass.

Keen to dive deeper into these innovative hydrogen production methods? Make sure you're at Bio360 !

The Greening of Hydrogen: Biohydrogen and Beyond

Shifting from fossil-based feedstocks is imperative for the environment, and biohydrogen is at the forefront of this revolution. Biohydrogen is essentially produced from biomass and biodegradable materials. Different processes include:

  • Thermochemical Processes: Where biomass undergoes gasification or pyrolysis.
  • Biological Processes: Involving microorganisms that can produce hydrogen through fermentation.
  • Electrochemical Processes: Using electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

Additionally, low-carbon hydrogen, produced from non-recyclable waste streams like refused derived waste (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF), offers another sustainable approach, even if these streams contain a determinable percentage of fossil-based waste.

Discover these methods and more at Bio360, and get acquainted with trailblazing projects and technologies from around the globe.

Unveiling the Green Hydrogen Revolution

Green hydrogen, often synonymous with biohydrogen, represents the future of sustainable energy. It's derived from non-fossil-based feedstocks, and its production holds the promise of a greener and cleaner world.

Biohydrogen: The Path to Sustainability

Biohydrogen is a subset of green hydrogen and is produced from biomass, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional fossil-based hydrogen. There are various pathways to produce biohydrogen, each with its unique process and feedstock:

  • Biological Fermentation: This method utilizes microorganisms to break down organic matter in biomass, releasing hydrogen gas as a byproduct. Biomass sources include agricultural waste, organic materials, and even wastewater.
  • Thermochemical Conversion: Thermochemical processes such as gasification or pyrolysis heat biomass to high temperatures in an oxygen-limited environment, resulting in the production of hydrogen-rich syngas. Biomass feedstocks can include wood, crop residues, or dedicated energy crops.
  • Algae-based Production: Algae cultivation can also produce biohydrogen. Certain strains of algae are capable of generating hydrogen gas through photosynthesis, offering a unique and sustainable pathway.
  • Waste Streams: Low-carbon hydrogen can be obtained from non-recyclable waste streams like refuse-derived waste (RDW), solid recovered fuel (SRF), and refuse-derived fuel (RDF). These waste materials can contain a percentage of fossil-based waste streams, but the overall process reduces emissions significantly.

The Role of Hydrogen in Future Economies

With multiple applications across industries, hydrogen is set to reshape economies. In industry, it's essential for processes like ammonia production, refining, and methanol production. In transportation, while hydrogen-fueled cars are already a reality, there's potential for its use in aviation, shipping, and railways. Don't miss Bio360 if you're curious about the expansive future of hydrogen in global economies.

Hydrogen's potential extends across various sectors, including:


  • Hydrogen is instrumental in industries such as steel and cement production, offering a pathway to decarbonization.
  • It can replace fossil fuels in high-temperature industrial processes, reducing emissions.

Transport Fuels:

  • Hydrogen is a suitable fuel for various transport modes today, including fuel cell vehicles.
  • The outlook for hydrogen in transport includes applications in trains, ships, and even aviation, where electrification is challenging.

Pioneering Projects and Illuminating Technologies

Around the world, innovative projects and technologies are leading the way in biohydrogen and low-carbon hydrogen production:

  1. BioPower2Gas: A project in Germany explores the production of biohydrogen through electrolysis using excess renewable energy, creating a greener energy storage solution.
  2. Algae-based Hydrogen Production: Researchers in Australia are developing algae-based systems that harness sunlight to produce biohydrogen efficiently.
  3. Waste-to-Hydrogen: Projects in Sweden and Japan are converting waste materials into hydrogen, highlighting the potential of waste streams in sustainable hydrogen production.

Join us at Bio360 : Discover the Future of Low-Carbon and Biohydrogen

Our upcoming event, Bio360, serves as the ideal platform to understand the Future Developments in Low-Carbon and Biohydrogen. With over 450 exhibitors from 35 countries and 200 international speakers, it's a must-attend event for stakeholders committed to scaling up Low-Carbon and Biohydrogen.

Are you ready to be part of the energy transition ? Whether you're an industry professional, an innovator, Bio360 is the place to be!

For Exhibitors

Showcase your cutting-edge technologies, products, or services to a global audience. By booking a booth on the expo floor, you're placing yourself at the forefront of this burgeoning industry.

1. Showcase Your Innovations: Exhibit your innovative solutions to a global audience.
2. Learn from Experts: Attend conferences and gain insights from industry leaders.
3. Network: Connect with like-minded professionals and explore collaboration opportunities.
4. Stay Informed: Stay updated on the latest advancements in technological and sustainable practices.

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Sign up now and secure your e-badge (for free) ! Dive deep into the world of bioenergy and the bioeconomy and witness firsthand the ideas and technologies that are shaping the future of the biotransition.

1. Expert Insights: Gain valuable insights from industry experts and thought leaders.
2. Networking: Connect with peers and potential collaborators in your field.
3. Innovation Showcase: Explore the latest innovations and trends in your industry.
4. Chance Encounters : seek out chance encounters, because big oaks from little acorns grow.