Scientists shed light on dehydrogenation

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

An understanding of dehydrogenation could pave the way for more efficient storage technologies Scientists from the University of California have gained new insight on the kinectics of hydrogen release, also known as dehydrogenation. Dehydrogenation refers to the release of stored hydrogen molecules. The efficient release of hydrogen is a vital part of the effective storage of hydrogen fuel. For several years, problems with inefficient storage methods have held hydrogen fuel back. Researchers believe that a better understanding of dehydrogenation could unlock new technologies and methodologies to store hydrogen fuel more…

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Researchers develop portable hydrogen energy device with the help of a chemical called alane

Example of mobile hydrogen power - myfc portable, designed to charge mobile devices

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River National Laboratory have discovered a way to make hydrogen fuel cells portable. Using aluminum hydride, also known as alane, researchers have been able to generate hydrogen electricity on the go. This may be a major turning point for the American public’s acceptance of hydrogen fuel. Given the popularity of mobile commerce and electronics, consumers are more apt than ever to discount anything that is not as mobile as they have become. Thus far, hydrogen outside of the auto industry has been met…

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