New hydrogen storage research leads to development of promising materials

USCD engineers may have found a way to efficiently and safely store hydrogen. Researchers at University of California, San Diego have developed new ceramic materials for hydrogen storage that have been created using a blend of barium hexaboride, calcium hexaboride and strontium. These compounds could be manufactured at lower costs compared to traditional methods. The ceramics manufacturing process is not as complex and is faster than standard methods that are used for producing these kinds of materials. Professor Olivia Graeve from the Jacobs School of Engineering at UCSD said, “We…

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Purdue University research on hydrogen fuel storage looks very promising

Researchers at the Purdue University of Indiana have collaborated with scientists from General Atomics to create a new way to power hydrogen fuel cells. The technology was on display in the Indianapolis State House as part of Purdue Day and visitors were able to see the latest development in solid state hydrogen storage. Purdue claims that their safe and efficient technology will make portable hydrogen fuel cell units much more viable for commercial use. Researchers have made marble-sized pellets that contain a solid chemical compound that is impregnated with hydrogen…

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