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Solid-State Hydrogen Storage at Low Pressure and Ambient Temperature.

Transformational Nanotechnology Designed With Atomic Precision

The Challenge of Existing Technologies

Storing hydrogen often involves compressing or liquifying it by cooling it down. These conversions use a significant amount of energy and are therefore expensive and inefficient. The challenge of hydrogen storage undermines the hydrogen economy and the energy transition at large.

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Most existing storage technologies are associated with significant energy penalty. But can it be reduced or avoided entirely?

Imagine two hydrogen buses. Each with 30 kg of on-board fuel, one with compressed gas and the other with cryogenic liquid.

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Example 1: Compression Storage Technology

A hydrogen bus with compression storage faces up to $11,692 incremental cost annually.

The use of high-pressure tanks (up to 700 bar) increases hydrogen energy density but incurs substantial energy penalty associated with hydrogen compression.

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Daily Cycles

With high-pressure storage, every refill cycle requires significant energy consumption

61539

kW consumed

Over time, through operational cycles, substantial energy is consumed

11692

USD spent

Operational costs rise significantly as energy consumption builds up, offering an opportunity for potential savings

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Example 2: Cryogenic Liquid Storage Technology

A hydrogen bus, employing cryogenic liquid storage, incurs a severe annual cost penalty, up to $30,167.

Cryogenic liquid storage involves cooling hydrogen gas down to -253°C, turning it into liquid. However, this process also consumes substantial energy.

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Daily Cycles

With cryogenic liquid storage, every refill cycle requires significant energy consumption

158775

kW consumed

Over time, through operational cycles, substantial energy is consumed

30167

USD spent

Operational costs rise significantly as energy consumption builds up, offering an opportunity for potential savings

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Envision managing a fleet of 100 buses

Each one requiring a daily hydrogen refill. Over one year, adopting H2MOF technology could lead to savings of up to:

 

Compression                   Cooling

1.2 million USD                3 million USD

OUR ADVANTAGES

Transformational Nanotechnology Designed with Atomic Precision
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We are deploying decades of advancements and discoveries by the founders of both artificial molecular machinery and reticular chemistry to design solid-state novel nanomaterials with exceptional hydrogen adsorption property.

Low Pressure Hydrogen Storage
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Because hydrogen is the lightest element, the industry introduced very-high-pressure storage tanks to increase the energy storage density of hydrogen. Most recent pressured hydrogen tanks are in the form of 700-bar pressured cylinders. While such highly pressured hydrogen gas can achieve a good energy storage density, this comes with a significant energy loss every time the hydrogen cylinder is filled.

 

  • Our technology enables high energy storage density at pressures as low as 20 bar, which is less than 3% of the pressure of the common 700-bar cylinders.
Ambient-Temperature Hydrogen Storage
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Another method for increasing the storage density of hydrogen is to liquify hydrogen at an extremely low temperature, – 253 C. While liquid hydrogen provides high energy density, it also comes with a significant energy loss every time the hydrogen fuel is liquified. Additionally, maintaining hydrogen in liquid form at -253 C also continuously consumes energy throughout the whole storage duration.

 

  • Our technology enables high energy storage density at ambient temperature, avoiding the need to waste energy on cooling the hydrogen gas or on maintaining the stored hydrogen gas at a cold temperature
Safe Hydrogen Storage
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Storing hydrogen at very high pressure comes with higher safety concerns and leads to more costly and more complex safety measures.

 

  • Our technology significantly reduces safety concerns related to hydrogen storage by enabling significant storage density at much lower pressure levels.
Fast Hydrogen Charge and Discharge Rates
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One of the important requirements for an effective hydrogen storage technology is to the ability to fill the storage vessel in a relatively short time. Similarly, it is important to be able to discharge the hydrogen gas out of the storage vessel at a fast enough rate. While some existing hydrogen storage technologies may have good energy storage densities, they suffer either from slow charging or discharging rates.

 

  • Our hydrogen storage technology enjoys charging rate and discharging rate that are equivalent to the best rates achieved across the hydrogen storage industry.

Our nano-engineered materials attract hydrogen molecules towards the nanoscale cavities of the material. The bonding retains the hydrogen molecules inside the novel materials, while allowing for efficient release when required.

Making Hydrogen Dreams Come True

Learn more about the latest developments and advancements in the field of solid-state hydrogen storage.

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