New Mg-based hydrogen storage material with destabilised hydrides (2008–2011)
Hydrogen storage is a prerequisite to the implementation of a global hydrogen energy economy, particularly for vehicles. The current interim storage technology, gas tanks pressurised at up to 70 MPa, can never achieve an energy density by volume acceptable to car manufacturers. This project addresses the problem of solid-state hydrogen storage. The aim is to develop a new Mg-based hydrogen storage material with low heat of absorption and low desorption temperature at a few atmospheres hydrogen pressure by destabilising the hydride. The intended outcome is significant progress towards a new material attractive to the automotive industry.