Navigation Links
Power from formic acid
Date:5/7/2008

This release is available in German.

One of the central challenges of our time is the supply of enough environmentally friendly and resource-efficient energy to our society. In this context, hydrogen technology has taken on increased importance. Bjrn Loges, Albert Boddien, Henrik Junge, and Matthias Beller at the Leibniz Institute of Catalysis in Rostock have now succeeded in the controlled extraction of hydrogen from formic acidwithout the need for the high-temperature reforming process usually involved in other hydrogen generation systems. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, this hydrogen source, generated at room temperature, can be directly introduced into fuel cells.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are the cleanest source of energy because they only produce one type of exhaust gas: water vapor. However, it is not yet practicable to transport and store hydrogen, which is a gas and cannot be pumped into a tank as easily as gasoline. Storage systems currently in use are large and heavy, expensive, and complex. It would thus be better to couple the fuel cell directly to a hydrogen-producing material, which would supply the fuel cell on demand. Aside from methane and methanol, renewable resources such as biomass and its fermentation products (e.g. bioethanol) are the most promising starting materials for this technology. The serious disadvantage is that their conversion only works at temperatures above 200 C, which consumes a significant portion of the energy produced.

The researchers from Rostock have now developed a feasible process for the on-demand release of hydrogen; they produce hydrogen from formic acid (HCO2H). In the presence of an amine (e.g. N,N-dimethylhexylamine) and with a suitable catalyst (e.g. the commercially available ruthenium phosphine complex [RuCl2(PPH3)2]), formic acid is selectively converted into carbon dioxide
'/>"/>

Contact: Matthias Beller
Matthias.Beller@catalysis.de
49-381-128-1113
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. University of Arizona scientist shares in discovery of microbe filaments power
2. The future of solar-powered houses is clear
3. Power of molecular imaging reveals secrets of the heart
4. The bombardier beetle, power venom and spray technologies
5. Continents loss to oceans boosts staying power
6. Wildcat Power Cord repairs cruciate ligament in dairy cows knee
7. Fujitsu Combines Capacity, Performance and Power Efficiency Into the Industrys First 320GB 7200 RPM 2.5" Sata Hard Disk Drive
8. The surprising power of the pill
9. Work with power grids leads to cell biology discovery
10. New twist on lifes power source
11. U of I researcher develops power-packed soy breakfast cereal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Power from formic acid
(Date:9/30/2014)... KONG , Sept. 30, 2014 Winners of ... Economist Events, Innovation Summit scheduled to take place at the JW ... the summit, the award winners will share their experiences and the ... who have made a proven innovation over the past decade, will ... the night before the summit. It will be the first ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... 1970 and 2010 populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, ... percent, says the 2014 Living Planet Report released ... loss occurs disproportionately in low-income countriesand correlates with ... In addition to the precipitous decline in wildlife ... signs about the overall health of the planet. ...
(Date:9/29/2014)... says recently identified radiation detection properties of a light-emitting ... homeland security and medical advances. , In a paper ... Optics Letters , UT Arlington Physics Professor Wei ... fabricate transparent nanoscintillators by heating nanoparticles composed of lanthanum, ... A scintillator refers to a material that glows ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 2Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 3Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 4Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 5Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 6Hear from The Economist's 2014 Innovation Award Winners at Innovation Summit on October 10th in Hong Kong 7Half of global wildlife lost, says new WWF report 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 2UT Arlington researchers develop new transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection 3
... of just four factors, researchers have successfully induced ... mice to behave like embryonic stem cells. The ... publication of the journal Cell. , The cells--which ... the physical, growth, and genetic characteristics typical of ...
... by the cystic fibrosis gene has been identified by ... off the degradation system allows some proteins to regain ... aimed at curing the disease. , ... a defective gene that produces a misshapen form of ...
... Acting as a genetic Trojan horse, an experimental RNA-based drug ... into prostate cancer cells and then springs into action to ... developed at Duke University Medical Center, uses one type of ... another type, called silencing RNA, to stop the expression of ...
Cached Biology News:With few factors, adult cells take on character of embryonic stem cells 2Study reveals how cells destroy faulty proteins in cystic fibrosis 2Experimental RNA-based drug kills prostate cancer cells effectively and safely 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... Applying a well-known optical phenomenon called thin-film interference, ... demonstrated the ability to "paint" ultra-thin coatings onto ... for making future, flexible electronic devices, creating advanced ... rocket ships and spacecraft with extremely lightweight decorative ... water, it becomes iridescent, revealing a myriad of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... AMHERST, Mass. Using a bio-mimicking analog of ... of grass, an international research team led by ... has taken a major step in developing long-sought ... to electricity for use in electronic devices. ... UMass Amherst and others at Stanford University and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Report ... segments with highest potential revenues Do you want ... report gives you revenue predictions for those biological ... those therapies you find financial data, R&D trends, ... you get sales forecasts to 2024 at overall ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 ... to kill nematodes. Nematodes are microscopic parasitic roundworms, ... water, and inside other plants and animals. Nematicides ... volatility or other properties promoting migration through the ... more than 1,000 plant-parasitic nematodes. With more than ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Taking thin films to the extreme 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 3Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 2Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 3Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 4Biosimilars and Follow-On Biologics: World Industry and Market Prospects 2014-2024 5Nematicides Market by Types (Fumigants, Organophosphates, Carbamate and Bio-Nematicides), Applications (Agrochemicals, Industrial, and Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & ROW) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2
... Trial Expected to Begin in the Second Quarter ... Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today,announced that the U.S. Food ... has granted Mpex orphan drug designation for,levofloxacin solution ... to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria in patients,with ...
... D-Pharm announced today that,it has held its Pre-IND ... the forthcoming IND submission for DP-b99, a novel ... meeting focused on the,proposed plans for the Phase ... to date, preclinical pharmacology, toxicology data,and the FDA ...
... Dramatically Improve Airway Inflammatory Disease ... Control, NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., March 4 Aerocrine, ... (http://www.nioxmino.com ), a,hand- held point-of-care device for the measurement ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA).,Physicians in the U.S. now ...
Cached Biology Technology:Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 2Mpex Candidate, MP-376, Granted U.S. Orphan Drug Status for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis 3D-Pharm Completes Pre-IND Meeting With the FDA for Treatment of Acute Stroke With DP-b99 2FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 2FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 3FDA Grants Market Clearance to Aerocrine Inc.'s NIOX MINO(R): a New Hand-Held Device to Measure Airway Inflammation in Asthma 4
Request Info...
... KLH-conjugated, synthetic peptide corresponding ... of human BRAF-HDAC complex protein/Lysine-specific ... Quality Assurance Routinely evaluated ... 2 years at -20°C ...
...
...
Biology Products: