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Towards Rechargeable Hydrogen Battery for Renewable Energy Storage


The storage of renewable energy is the major hurdle during the transition of fossil resources to renewables. A possible solution is to convert renewable electricity to chemical energy carriers such as hydrogen for storage. Herein, a highly efficient formate-piperidine-adduct (FPA) based hydrogen storage system was developed. This system has shown rapid reaction kinetics of both the hydrogenation of piperidine captured CO2 and the dehydrogenation of FPA over the carbon-supported palladium nano-catalyst under mild operating conditions. Moreover, the FPA solution based hydrogen storage system is advantageous owing to the generation of high-purity hydrogen, which is free of carbon monoxide and ammonia. The in-situ ATR-FTIR characterization was performed in order to provide insight into the reaction mechanisms involved. By integrating this breakthrough hydrogen storage system with renewable hydrogen, and the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC), the on demand cost-effective rechargeable hydrogen battery could be realized for renewable energy storage.

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The article was received on 25 Mar 2018, accepted on 01 Aug 2018 and first published on 01 Aug 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00954F
Citation: Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Towards Rechargeable Hydrogen Battery for Renewable Energy Storage

    M. Lu, J. Zhang, Y. Yao, J. Sun, Y. Wang and H. Lin, Green Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00954F

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