Great news for hydrogen applications in a hybrid vehicle, with the latest breakthrough in hydrogen storage. This technology will allow people to fuel up with hydrogen as easy as conventional gas, while giving the bonus of having an equal amount of hydrogen in storage as when using a pressurized tank.
Wonder if it will be Daimler to utilise this technology for its next fuel cell vehicle, or one of the big 3 from Japan who have also expressed plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Interesting times!
New storage tech could make hydrogen as simple to use as petrol | TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk
Working with the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London and University of Oxford, scientists from STFC’s ISIS neutron source have developed a way of making tiny micro-fibres 30 times smaller than a human hair. These form a tissue-like material that is safe to handle in air. The new material contains as much hydrogen for a given weight as the high pressure tanks currently used to store hydrogen and can also be made in the form of micro beads that can be poured and pumped like a liquid.