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EP/F061919/1 - Designing Novel High Capacity Multicomponent Hydrides for Near-Ambient Solid State Hydrogen Stores

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Professor GS Walker EP/F061919/1 - Designing Novel High Capacity Multicomponent Hydrides for Near-Ambient Solid State Hydrogen Stores

Principal Investigator - Sch of Mech Materials Manuf Eng Mgt, University of Nottingham

Other Investigators

Professor DM Grant, Co InvestigatorProfessor DM Grant

Scheme

Standard Research

Research Areas

Bioenergy Bioenergy

Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors Hydrogen and Alternative Energy Vectors

Materials For Energy Applications Materials For Energy Applications

Collaborators

Institute for Metals Research Institute for Metals Research

Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences

Start Date

01/2009

End Date

06/2013

Value

£429,460

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Summary and Description of the grant

There is a desperate need for a compact hydrogen storage solution if products like hydrogen cars and hydrogen fuel cell powered portable electronics such as laptops and mobile phones are to be realised. Without a compact hydrogen storage material for vehicle applications, there is unlikely to be any significant displacement in the use of fossil fuels for transportation. A major drawback to most high capacity solid state hydrogen storage materials is the high decomposition temperature needed to release the hydrogen. Multicomponent hydrides (e.g. mixing a complex hydride with a binary hydride) offers the only solution to maintain high storage capacities (>9wt.%) and tailor the thermodynamics of the system to give 1 bar equilibrium temperature <150oC. This project will design novel multicomponent systems employing material design strategies like dopant destabilisation, dehydrogenation catalysts and nanoporous containment to design and experimentally validate novel multicomponent hydride systems with high storage capacities, able to be cycled at temperatures below 150oC. The delivery of such a system will mark a step change in the performance of solid state hydrogen storage materials and will deliver a viable storage technology for a range of fuel cell applications.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Designing Novel High Capacity Multicomponent Hydrides for Near-Ambient Solid State Hydrogen Stores - EP/F061919/1
Start Date: 2009-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2013-06-30T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Nottingham

Description: There is a desperate need for a compact hydrogen storage solution if products like hydrogen cars and hydrogen fuel cell powered portable electronics such as laptops and mobile phones are to be realised. Without a compact hydrogen storage material for vehic ...