© The Author(s) 2019. In this paper, we report on our recent efforts to develop a biomass-depolarized electrolyzer for efficient production of H2. Electrochemical oxidation of lignin-rich biorefinery waste streams can occur at lower overpotentials than those required for O2 evolution, which leads to potentially lower-voltage electrolyzer operation that could lower the energy requirements for electrolytic production of H2. In addition, the anode product stream may possess economic value greater than that of O2, which could provide an additional revenue stream for electrolytic production of H2
NaderiNasrabadi, Mahtab; Bateni, Fazel; Chen, Zewei; Harrington, Peter B.; and Staser, John A., "Biomass-depolarized electrolysis" (2019). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Open Access Publications. 16.