Storing hydrogen for renewable energy technologies can be challenging, especially for intermittent resources such as solar and wind. Whether for stationary, portable, or transportation applications, cost-effective, high-density energy storage is necessary for enabling the technologies that can change our energy future and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen can play an important role in transforming our energy future if hydrogen storage technologies are improved.
With support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NREL develops comprehensive storage solutions, with a focus on hydrogen storage material properties, storage system configurations, interface requirements, and well-to-wheel analyses. NREL also provides technical input for DOE's Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence.
The following documents provide more information about NREL's hydrogen storage research.
- Hydrogen Adsorption Properties of Platinum Decorated Hierarchically Structured Templated Carbons. H. Oh, T. Gennett, P. Atanassov, M. Kurttepeli, S. Bals, K. Hurst, and M. Hirscher. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 177. (2013)
- A Dynamic Calibration Technique for Temperature Programmed Desorption Spectroscopy. K. Hurst, M. Heben, J. Blackburn, T. Gennett, A. Dillon, and P. Parilla. Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 84, Issue 2. (2013)
- Spectroscopic Identification of Hydrogen Spillover Species in Ruthenium-Modified High Surface Area Carbons by Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy. J. Blackburn, C. Engtrakul, J. Bult, K. Hurst, Y. Zhao, Q. Xu, P. Parilla, L. Simpson, C. Brown, and T. Gennett. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 116, Issue 51. (2012)
- Reactions and Reversible Hydrogenation of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Anions. C. Engtrakul, C. Curtis, L. Gedvilas, L. Simpson, P. Parilla, M. Heben, and T. Gennett. Journal of Materials Research, Volume 27, Issue 21. (2012)
- Manipulation of Hydrogen Binding Energy and Desorption Kinetics by Boron Doping of High Surface Area Carbon. J. Bult, J. Lee, K. O’Neill, C. Engtrakul, K. Hurst, Y. Zhao, L. Simpson, P. Parilla, T. Gennett, J. Blackburn, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Volume 116, Issue 50. (2012)
- Hydrogen Storage Needs for Early Motive Fuel Cell Markets. J. Kurtz, C. Ainscough, L. Simpson, and M. Caton. (2012)
- Hydrogen Sorption Center of Excellence Final Report. L. Simpson. (2010)
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