ACS Omega. 2022 Oct 19;7(43):38246-38253. doi: 10.1021/acsomega.2c05527. eCollection 2022 Nov 1.
Biomass gasification represents a significant way to produce energy from biomass. It features renewable properties and offers great potential for utilization. The application of biomass gasification products, design of the gasifier, type of biomass feedstock, gasification agents, and gasification parameters are key for the biomass gasification process. This work applies bibliometric approaches to provide a comprehensive and objective analysis of worldwide biomass gasification study trends over the period from 2006 to 2020 according to the Web Of Science core collection data. A total of 3222 articles associated with biomass gasification was retrieved, and its number grew annually. The subjects of study are diversified, primarily classified into “Energy & Fuels”, “Engineering Chemical”, and “Green Sustainable Science Technology”. Moreover, Energy was a top published journal in the field of biomass gasification. Austrian contributors had the majority of publications, next to China and the USA. Liejin Luo from Xi’an Jiaotong University possessed the greatest H-index. Keyword evaluation showed that biomass gasification is a current hotspot, among which life-cycle assessment, sustainability, and deep processing of gasification products are future research directions. This work is predicted to offer further research interest in biomass gasification.