Evaluation of Formic-Acid-Based Hydrogen Storage Technologies

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Schmidt I, Müller K, Arlt W
Journal: Energy & Fuels
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 28
Journal issue: 10
Pages range: 6540-6544
ISSN: 0887-0624


To make hydrogen a feasible energy carrier, its transformation into another chemical is advisible. Formic acid may constitute an attractive option to store hydrogen in a dense and safe form. The efficiency of formic-acid-based process chains for the storage of hydrogen energy has been evaluated. The efficiency is highly dependent upon the way formic acid is produced. Options based on reactions of hydrogen with carbon dioxide show a rather poor energetic performance, while routes using renewable production of intermediate carbon monoxide can reach competitive efficiencies. For the storage of electrical energy, an overall efficiency of about 12% is possible using the current state of the art technology, but alternative processes show potential for higher efficiencies.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Arlt, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Müller, Karsten PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Schmidt, Irma
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik

How to cite

Schmidt, I., Müller, K., & Arlt, W. (2014). Evaluation of Formic-Acid-Based Hydrogen Storage Technologies. Energy & Fuels, 28(10), 6540-6544. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ef501802r

Schmidt, Irma, Karsten Müller, and Wolfgang Arlt. "Evaluation of Formic-Acid-Based Hydrogen Storage Technologies." Energy & Fuels 28.10 (2014): 6540-6544.


Last updated on 2019-01-04 at 12:02