DOE researchers are going to the nanoscale to pack more energy into fuel cell vehicles.
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab yesterday detailed research plans for a three-year, $2.1 million Department of Energy-funded project to develop materials that would improve hydrogen storage. The basic research will include technical contributions from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and General Motors.
Storage is one of the main technical barriers to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Today hydrogen gas is compressed to very high pressures and pumped into onboard tanks, but that method doesn't match the range of gasoline-powered cars. Also, energy … Read more