Development of bulk Mg based hydrogen storage alloys with faster activation (2017–2020)
This project aims to improve the performance and efficiency of manufacture of Mg based hydrogen storage alloys making them more cost competitive. This will be significant because it will help enable the wider uptake of hydrogen storage solutions that can be used in a variety of applications. The outcomes of the project will be an understanding of the mechanisms governing the activation process, a necessary step in manufacture, and techniques by which to exploit these mechanism to minimise the activation time. This will help further develop competitive, bulk Mg based hydrogen storage alloys for effective and safe hydrogen storage systems.