Formic Acid as a Hydrogen Energy Carrier

Jörg Eppinger, Kuo-Wei Huang

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The high volumetric capacity (S3 g H-2/L) and its low toxicity and flammability under ambient conditions make formic acid a promising hydrogen energy carrier. Particularly, in the past decade, significant advancements have been achieved in catalyst development for selective hydrogen generation from formic acid. This Perspective highlights the advantages of this approach with discussions focused on potential applications in the transportation sector together with analysis of technical requirements, limitations, and costs.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-195
Number of pages8
JournalACS Energy Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 22 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We are grateful for financial support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).


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