Progress towards direct hydrogen peroxide fuel cells (DHPFCs) as an energy storage concept

Ciaran J. McDonnell-Worth, Douglas R. MacFarlane

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This review introduces the concept of direct H2O2 fuel cells and discusses the merits of these systems in comparison with other 'clean-energy' fuels. Through electrochemical methods, H2O2 fuel can be generated from environmentally benign energy sources such as wind and solar. It also produces only water and oxygen when it is utilised in a direct H2O2 fuel cell, making it a fully reversible system. The electrochemical methods for H2O2 production are discussed here as well as the recent research aimed at increasing the efficiency and power of direct H2O2 fuel cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-788
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018

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