Developments in H2 storage using nanoparticles
At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) in Germany, materials researchers are developing hydrogen storage systems based on light metal hydrides. Now they have published a new concept with which these hydrogen storage systems could be refilled five times faster at a working temperature below 180 degrees.
Siemens, Pininfarina, SAIC, Hydrogen Storage
Silent gliding in Venice: Electric tourist boats can now be hired in Venice. The Italian city teamed up with a tourist boat operator and shipyard to design the “Scossa,” an electric boat that carries around 40 passengers. Its electric propulsion comes from Siemens and more vessels are planned.
Pininfarina to develop an EV: The Mahindra group-owned automotive design firm Pininfarina has closed a deal worth 65m euros with Hong-Kong listed Hybrid Kinetic Group for developing an electric car. Pininfarina will support the project from design to physical validation for series production.
SAIC research in Israel: Chinese SAIC wants to set-up an R&D centre for future technologies like electric mobility, car sharing and automation in Israel and plans to employ 50 people there.
Effective H2 storage: Researchers from the USA and Thailand used confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage in a solid-state system with high-capacity lithium nitride. If put into practice, it may enable faster fuelling of fuel cell vehicles in the future.
Saroléa, Hydrogen storage, Esslingen University, Nagasaki.
Carbon super bike: Saroléa has presented the 2015-version of its electric motorbike SP7. Now smartened up, the lighter bike (190 kg) is said to reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and to go up to a top speed of 168 mph as power peaks at 110 kW. It is bound to compete on the Isle of Wrights TT race.
Hydrogen storage research: The Department of Energy has granted funding of a total of 4.6 million dollars to four projects looking at improved materials for hydrogen storage. In the long run, the research shall lead to higher ranges for FCVs.
Playful EV research: At the Hanover Trade Fair starting this coming Monday, the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences will present inductive charging technology for EVs. Also on display will be a solar-electric BobbyCar, a children’s sit-on car.
Wind to hydrogen: In Nagasaki, a research project by the Japanese Environment Ministry and Toda is using surplus offshore wind energy to greenly produce hydrogen from water. It will be stored in a liquid form known as methylcyclohecane, which is made through the combination of hydrogen and toluene.
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