Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs): Toward a Hydrogen-free Hydrogen Economy

Abstract The need to drastically reduce CO2 emissions will lead to the transformation of our current, carbon-based energy system to a more sustainable, renewable-based one. In this process, hydrogen will gain increasing importance as secondary energy vector. Energy storage requirements on the TWh scale (to bridge extended times of low wind and sun harvest) and [...]

2017-10-08T08:43:30+00:00 December 22, 2016|

Dicyclohexylmethane as a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier: A Model Study on the Dehydrogenation Mechanism over Pd(111)

Abstract We have studied the dehydrogenation of the liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) dicyclohexylmethane (DCHM) to diphenylmethane (DPM) and its side reactions on a Pd(111) single crystal surface. The adsorption and thermal evolution of both DPM and DCHM was measured in situ in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) using synchrotron radiation-based high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (HR-XPS). We [...]

2018-09-14T13:24:33+00:00 February 16, 2016|