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Title: Fueling up with Hydrogen: New Approaches to Hydrogen Storage (433rd Brookhaven Lecture)

Abstract

Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, burns excellently and cleanly, with only pure water as a byproduct. NASA has used hydrogen as fuel for years in the space program. So, why not use hydrogen to fuel cars? The bottleneck of developing hydrogen-fueled vehicles has been identified: the greatest problem is storage. The conventional storage method, compressed hydrogen gas, requires a large tank volume, and the possibility of a tank rupture poses a significant safety risk. Another method, low temperature liquid storage, is expensive and impractical for most automotive applications. An alternative is to store the hydrogen in the solid state. In his talk, Jason Graetz will describe the new approaches to hydrogen storage being studied by his group at BNL. These include using kinetically stabilized hydrides, bialkali alanates and reversible metal-organic hydrides. The researchers are also using novel synthesis approaches, state-of-the-art characterization and first principles modeling, all providing a better fundamental understanding of these interesting and useful new materials.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Energy Sciences and Technology Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1005218
Report Number(s):
BNL-83208-2008-CP
TRN: US201117%%489
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Brookhaven Lecture Series: 1960 - Present, Upton, NY (United States), 20 Feb 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; AUTOMOBILES; BNL; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN; HYDROGEN STORAGE; NASA; RUPTURES; SAFETY; SIMULATION; STORAGE; SYNTHESIS; TANKS; UNIVERSE; WATER

Citation Formats

Graetz, Jason. Fueling up with Hydrogen: New Approaches to Hydrogen Storage (433rd Brookhaven Lecture). United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Graetz, Jason. Fueling up with Hydrogen: New Approaches to Hydrogen Storage (433rd Brookhaven Lecture). United States.
Graetz, Jason. Wed . "Fueling up with Hydrogen: New Approaches to Hydrogen Storage (433rd Brookhaven Lecture)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1005218.
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