Researchers developed a new, low-cost technology that makes hydrogen fuel safer to store and use, inching clean fuel vehicles closer to reality.
Coaxial electrospinning is a new technology developed by Cella Energy, a spin-off from Britain's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Also called electrospraying, the process absorbs and encapsulates hydrogen gas in a microscopic sponge formed by nano-fiber hydrides.
The plastic beads storing the chemical hydride are 30 times smaller than a human hair, making the microbeads flow like liquid through a vehicle's fueling system. The beads can safely be exposed to air and require less heat to drive off … Read more