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Metal Hydrides Hydrogen Storage

Project description

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.

Objective

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, which can be easily generated by electrolysis and combusted to generate energy without emissions.

But the storage of hydrogen is today very dangerous (explosive when mixed with air) and costly, due to large storage tanks needed for sufficient energy capacity and due to energy intensive processes (compression, liquefaction, etc.) to store hydrogen in compressed or liquid form.

Metal Hydrides Hydrogen Storage System or MHS is the 100% safe and first economically feasible technology to store hydrogen in forms of metal hydrides.

Today it is only a prototype, but tomorrow it will store the hydrogen energy for an infinite number of applications: first to buildings, then on medium/long term to power generators, to produce synthetic fuels, industrial plants and for hydrogen fuel cell cars.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

GRZ TECHNOLOGIES SA
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
ROUTE DU P A A 27
1772 GROLLEY
Switzerland

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Fribourg / Freiburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 71 429,00