Hydrogen storage on a disk
One of the biggest challenges to fuel cell vehicles is storing hydrogen which, when fed through a fuel cell, will make electricity to move a car. Plasma Kinetics is looking for funding to further develop a system that uses disks made mostly from magnesium to store hydrogen molecules.
About 10,000 of these disks, which would take up about as much space as a car back seat, would allow for a driving range of over 200 miles, according to Executive Vice President of Research and Development Paul Smith. The hydrogen would be removed from the disks using lasers, he said.
March 4, 2010 11:15 AM PST
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