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Article Title

Sustainable hydrogen and chemical production via photo-electrochemical reforming of biomass-derived alcohols

Keywords

Hydrogen, photo-electrochemical reforming, biomass-derived alcohols, alcohol oxidation

Abstract

ABSTRACT Hydrogen production from steam or autothermal alcohol reforming has been widely studied, but these methods require high temperatures and emit CO2. Here, we present a new strategy for the simultaneous room-temperature production of hydrogen and other chemicals without the emission of CO2, via the photoelectrochemical reforming of biomass-derived alcohols. The measured hydrogen quantum efficiencies reach around 80% across the entire visible solar spectrum from 450 to 850 nm, achieving an ultrahigh hydrogen production rate of 7.91 μmol/(min·cm2) under AM 1.5G illumination.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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