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DSU’s Hydrogen Storage Research Center
The primary focus of the Hydrogen Storage Research Center is finding novel materials that can store and release large quantities of hydrogen gas at moderate temperatures and pressures. These materials can be used on board vehicles for hydrogen fuel cell applications. Materials are being sought that will absorb at least 6 wt. % hydrogen by the year 2010 and 9 wt. % by 2015 (DOE objective).
The Research Center is involved in all aspects of hydrogen storage research including:
- fabricating and testing the hydrogen storage materials
- determining the amount of hydrogen that can be absorbed and released from these materials
- determining their thermodynamic stability
- finding catalysts that are suitable for certain reactions
- measuring the kinetics of uptake and release, and
- performing modeling studies to determine the mechanism that controls the reaction rates.
Dr. Andrew Goudy, who has over 25 years of experience in this area, heads the Hydrogen Storage Research Center.