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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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