The Anonymous Widower

New Catalyst Extracts Hydrogen From Hydrogen Storage Materials More Efficiently

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Tech Explorist.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Hydrogen storage is a crucial enabling technology for advancing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. One of the ways to store hydrogen is chemically. Chemical storage allows large amounts of hydrogen stored in small volumes at ambient temperatures.

However, for the hydrogen to be useful, catalysts are needed to activate LOHCs and release the hydrogen. This process is called dehydrogenation.

LOHCs are Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers.

The article describes how scientists at the Ames Laboratory have developed a new catalyst that doesn’t use metals or additives, that works at mild temperatures and under normal atmospheric conditions.

It does seem to me that LOHCs have a future, but given the sparseness of the Wikipedia entry, their widespread use may be some years away.

February 13, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | ,

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