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View challenge: C-6101-0105 - Seeking economical and viable Hydrogen storage and carrier material
Background:

Our client is seeking an economically viable carrier material for hydrogen storage and release on demand. Primary use is in conjunction with hydrogen-bromine regenerative fuel cells. In addition, alternatives to hydrogen gas compression in general applications will be considered. Materials at our client's disposal, primarily Mg metal and its derivatives, are preferred.

Criteria for shortlisting:-

Storage medium comprises of Mg alloy where Mg is the major component
Hydrogen desorption temperature as low as possible
Hydrogen absorption temperature as close as possible to ambient conditions
Gravimetric capacity above 0.055 kg H2/kg system
Volumetric capacity above 0.04 kg H2/L system
At least 80% of desorption kinetic and storage capacity maintained after 1,500 full absorption-desorption
cycles
Acceptable cost of synthesis

Background:-

Fuel cells development and deployment for various stationary and mobile applications is gradually gaining momentum. From vehicles to energy storage and generation on the electrical grid level, fuel cells seem to present a valuable opportunity. The fuel powering them is hydrogen, and storing it takes a lot of space or expensive pressurized equipment. A technology to store hydrogen in a compact manner, without compromising delivery requirements and in an economical way is a vital step towards realizing the full potential of fuel cells.

Our client is exploring oxidizers other than oxygen, primarily bromine, to counterpart the hydrogen fuel. Our aim is to provide an energy storage alternative for grid level needs. Solutions based on magnesium hydride are of special interest to us as a manufacturer of magnesium metal, and magnesium derivatives. Other solutions may be considered as well.

IP Collaboration:-

Funded research
Exclusive IP licensing
Joint development

The proposal would need to clearly describe the technical concept (chemical approach, structure if IP protected) and proof of concept results, if available.

Importance
Key Expectation from the solution
Must Meet
 Storage medium comprises of Mg alloy where Mg is the major component
Must Meet
 Hydrogen desorption temperature as low as possible
Must Meet
 Hydrogen absorption temperature as close as possible to ambient conditions
Good if Met
 
Good if Met
 
Good if Met
 
Challenge Start date: 04-Oct-16         
End date: 31-May-17
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Funded research, Exclusive IP licensing, Joint development
 

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