Tag: formic acid

Rice University researchers use CO2 to produce formic acid

Rice University researchers use CO2 to produce formic acid

September 9, 2019 |

In Texas, a common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly way with an electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity to produce pure liquid fuels. The catalytic reactor developed by a Rice University lab uses carbon dioxide as its feedstock and, in its latest prototype, produces highly purified and high concentrations of […]

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Ants! Run for your lives! Or, perhaps, are ants the key players in the Hydrogen Economy?

Ants! Run for your lives! Or, perhaps, are ants the key players in the Hydrogen Economy?

August 4, 2016 |

Although they will not know it, when the world finally moves off petroleum completely, we may have the ants to thank. Formica, as ants were known by the Romans (yes, formica, but not the flooring material) — when squashed, emit a characteristic odor and that’s formic acid. That we know so much about it is thanks to […]

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BASF says formic acid is superior to road salt for snow and ice removal

BASF says formic acid is superior to road salt for snow and ice removal

February 27, 2012 |

In Germany, BASF reports that their formic acid is now being used successfully in the Nordic countries, Switzerland and Austria to remove slippery ice from roads, sidewalks and bikeways – not just at airports.  Their formic acid salts are particularly suitable for removing thin coats of ice and can also be used as a preventive […]

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