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Electrocatalytic Production of liquid Organic hydrogen carrier and CHemicals from lignin

Dihydrogen is indispensable for every material in our daily life and expected to be clean energy source as well. However, current production relays on steam reforming which emits significant amount of carbon dioxide as by-product. Funded by the European Innovation Council, the EPOCH aims to develop an electrolysis system for producing dihydrogen with maximum energy efficiency and store it as safe chemicals at the same time, thereby enables handle it under ambient conditions without needs of a stainless tank. While producing dihydrogen at one electrode, it converts waste biomass such as lignin to value chemicals at the other electrode, simultaneously. The project brings sustainable hydrogen technology through utilizing renewable electricity.