A safe, low-cost technology for hydrogen storage
Hydrogen can be used to fuel vehicles, supply electricity and heat homes, all with zero carbon emissions. It can be produced through water electrolysis, leaving nothing but oxygen as a by-product. However, hydrogen storage is posing safety concerns as it can easily explode when mixed with air. The large storage tanks needed for sufficient energy capacity also raise the cost of hydrogen storage. The EU-funded MHS project will develop a technology that is affordable and 100 % safe for storing hydrogen in the form of metal hydrides. Once produced on a large scale, the technology could be used to store hydrogen energy for a wide array of applications, including heat, transport, industry, and energy storage.
Fields of science
- natural scienceschemical scienceselectrochemistryelectrolysis
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelssynthetic fuels
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsfuel cells
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsrenewable energyhydrogen energy
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