One such technology was recently revealed by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong in the peer-reviewed journal Energy & Environmental Science: a new wave energy device that simultaneously creates energy while reducing carbon.
Previously, man-made formic acid was hard to come by. But in recent years, scientists have been exploring this fuel source as a storage option for hydrogen. Formic acid is usually made from methanol, a fossil fuel. This new device could not only make the production of formic acid much cleaner but, in doing so, also greatly contribute to finding new efficiencies in the energy transition.