Document Type: Original Research Article


1 Department of Energy Engineering and Physics, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran

2 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran



The high hydrogen generation capacity is a safe and non-toxic substance that has have made the formic acid a perfect hydrogen carrier candidate. This promising future caused substantial investments in formic acid production during the last decades. One of the essential developing methods is the chemical reduction methods in which the recent developments in the catalysts is the selective hydrogen production from acidic substances such as formic acid. These critical developments and characteristics of the formic acid and hydrogen fuel highlight the future of the formic acid in the transportation and fuel cell energy systems. In this research study, the future and the potential of the formic acid for the hydrogen generation was studied in terms of the full scale sustainable and green supply chain.

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