Latest Hydrogen storage Stories

2009-12-01 08:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., (Nasdaq: QTWW) today announced that it has supplied hydrogen refueling technology and key hydrogen infrastructure equipment for the Shell Hydrogen public re-fueling station in New York City, located prominently at the entrance to John F. Kennedy International Airport. This station is part of a cluster of hydrogen refueling stations opened by Shell in New York, in partnership with the Port...

2009-10-06 08:14:52

Study suggests strategies for converting hydrogen to metal at significantly lower pressures Scientists have a long and unsuccessful history of attempting to convert hydrogen to a metal by squeezing it under incredibly high and steady pressures. Metallic hydrogen is predicted to be a high-temperature superconductor. A superconductor is a state of matter where electrons, and thus electricity, can flow indefinitely and without resistance. In a paper published this week in the online edition of...

2009-09-01 16:25:00

Economical hydrogen-based vehicles could result from rechargeable "Ëœchemical fuel tank'A new method for "recycling" hydrogen-containing fuel materials could open the door to economically viable hydrogen-based vehicles.In an article appearing today in Angewandte Chemie, Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Alabama researchers working within the U.S. Department of Energy's Chemical Hydrogen Storage Center of Excellence describe a significant advance in hydrogen storage...

2009-08-05 09:35:00

 To use hydrogen as a clean energy source, some engineers want to pack hydrogen into a larger molecule, rather than compressing the gas into a tank. A gas flows easily out of a tank, but getting hydrogen out of a molecule requires a catalyst. Now, researchers reveal new details about one such catalyst. The results are a step toward designing catalysts for use in hydrogen energy applications such as fuel cells.Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National...

2009-08-03 10:40:00

Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is normally an insulating gas, but at high pressures it may turn into a superconductor. Now, scientists at the Carnegie Institution in Washington D.C., US, have discovered a hydrogen-based compound that could be helpful in the search for metallic and superconducting forms of hydrogen. The results are reported in Physical Review Letters and highlighted in the August 3rd issue of APS's on-line journal Physics (physics.aps.org).Hydrogen is the...

2009-07-24 11:19:46

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) can be an important part of the solution to America's energy crisis, says Dr. Andrew Goudy of Delaware State University. He is leading a research team striving to solve a key technical FCV puzzle.The Chair of Delaware State's Chemistry Department explains that hydrogen FCVs are powered by electric motors that derive energy from on-board fuel cells. The fuel cells convert pure hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.The research at Delaware State University is...

2009-07-08 09:16:17

Could the cars and laptops of the future be fueled by old chip fat?Engineers at the University of Leeds believe so, and are developing an energy efficient, environmentally-friendly hydrogen production system. The system enables hydrogen to be extracted from waste materials, such as vegetable oil and the glycerol by-product of bio-diesel. The aim is to create the high purity hydrogen-based fuel necessary not only for large-scale power production, but also for smaller portable fuel cells.Dr...

2009-07-06 12:35:00

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory have created a reversible route to generate aluminum hydride, a high capacity hydrogen storage material. This achievement is not only expected to accelerate the development of a whole class of storage materials, but also has far reaching applications in areas spanning energy technology and synthetic chemistry."We believe our research has provided a feasible route to regenerate aluminum hydride, a high capacity...

2009-06-23 10:00:48

Scientists in Delaware say they have developed a new hydrogen storage method "” carbonized chicken feather fibers "” that can hold vast amounts of hydrogen, a promising but difficult to corral fuel source, and do it at a far lower cost than other hydrogen storage systems under consideration. The research, presented here today at the 13th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, could eventually help overcome some of the hurdles to using hydrogen fuel in cars, trucks...

2009-05-11 07:55:35

A hydrogen-rich compound discovered by Stanford researchers is packed with promise of helping overcome one of the biggest hurdles to using hydrogen for fuel--namely, how do you stuff enough hydrogen into a volume that is small enough to be portable and practical for powering a car? The newly discovered material is a high-pressure form of ammonia borane, a solid material which itself is already imbued with ample hydrogen. By working with the parent material at high pressure in an atmosphere...

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