Formate for renewable energy storage (FRESH)

The FRESH project focuses on the development, operation and validation of an integrated, competitive process to convert biogenic CO2 into potassium formate. The highly stable aqueous solution, produced using an electrocatalytic process powered by renewable electricity, can be safely stored in tanks for extended periods of time before being converted back to electricity as needed via a direct fuel cell system. Potential life-cycle CO2 reductions and other environmental impacts will be determined through IEK-STE's work. Together with the economic assessment by IEK-14, a comprehensive evaluation of the innovative process can thus be made.

July 2022 to June 2025

Funded by
EU Horizon Europe

Project Partners
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR, Italy (Consortium manager)
Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-14, Germany
COVAL ENERGY BV, The Netherlands
HYSYTECH S.r.l., Italy
DTU, Denmark
ENGIE Laborelec., Belgium

Project Manager IEK-STE
Dr. Ing. Petra Zapp

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Dr. Petra Zapp
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Institute of Energy and Climate Research
Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE)

Project Website

Last Modified: 27.01.2023