CO2 fixation through hydrogenation by chemical or enzymatic methods

Matthias Beller, Uwe T. Bornscheuer

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Two birds with one stone: The simulaneous fixation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and storage of the alternative fuel hydrogen can be accomplished with the formation of formic acid. In principle, this is now possible either with an enzymatic system based on a newly discovered bacterial hydrogen-dependent carbon dioxide reductase or by using organometallic catalysts at room temperature and ambient pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4527-4528
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number18
StatePublished - 25 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • carbon dioxide
  • catalysis
  • enzymes
  • formic acid
  • microbiology


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