Power to formic acid

Sudipta Chatterjee, Indranil Dutta, Kuo-Wei Huang

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Formic acid is considered as a promising hydrogen energy carrier due to its high volumetric hydrogen capacity of 53 g H2/L under ambient conditions, and its low toxicity and flammability. It is thus safe and convenient to store and transport formic acid. Particularly in the last 15 years or so, tremendous progress was witnessed in both utilisation and generation of formic acid. In this chapter, important developments that could potentially utilise low-carbon or carbon-free electricity in both hydrogenation and electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide for formate/formic acid synthesis will be discussed. Conclusive remarks about the future challenges and opportunities will be provided in the end.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPower to Fuel
Number of pages42
ISBN (Print)9780128228135
StatePublished - Jun 4 2021

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