Catalytic gasification of wood biomass in subcritical and supercritical water

Mitsumasa Osada, Takafumi Sato, Masaru Watanabe, Masayuki Shirai, Kunio Arai

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Research in biomass gasification with subcritical and supercritical water is reviewed. Catalytic conversion of biomass in sub- and supercritical water is a low-temperature gasification technique that can be carried out from 473 to 973 K. Research is categorized according to temperature and water density, since reaction mechanisms greatly depend on these variables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-552
Number of pages16
JournalCombustion science and technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1


  • Biomass
  • Cellulose
  • Gasification
  • Lignin
  • Supercritical water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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