Now, storage and transportation of energy made more efficient

November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin  

Indian American Bellave S. Shivaram and Adam B. Phillips presented their findings on Monday at the International Symposium on Materials Issues in a Hydrogen Economy in Richmond, Virginia.

According to Phillips, “Most materials today absorb only seven to eight percent of hydrogen by weight, and only at cryogenic [extremely low] temperatures.”

“Our materials absorb hydrogen up to 14 percent by weight at room temperature. By absorbing twice as much hydrogen, the new materials could help make the dream of a hydrogen economy come true,” he claimed.

“These materials are the next generation in hydrogen fuel storage materials, unlike any others we have seen before,” Shivaram said.

“They have passed every litmus test that we have performed, and we believe they have the potential to have a large impact,” he added.

The inventors believe the novel materials will translate to the marketplace and are working with the University of Virginia Patent Foundation to patent their discovery.

The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy supported the research. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in Sci-Tech |