Novel Magnesium Boride Materials for Hydrogen Storage

Case ID: 18/0003

Description

Hydrogen storage is one of the great challenges limiting the commercialization of polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology for automobile and unmanned vehicles. Full commercialization is dependent upon the development of compact and cost competitive hydrogen storage technologies with longer drive range and capability of meeting practical performance targets. Researchers at the University of Hawaii have developed novel magnesium boride based materials that undergo rapid, reversible hydrogenation at significantly lower temperatures and pressures than current state-of-the-art pure MgB2 material.

 

This invention provides a potential pathway for a solid-state hydrogen storage system suitable for onboard PEM fuel cell powered vehicles that is safer and cheaper than the high pressure or liquid hydrogen alternatives currently available on the market.

 

Potential Application

 

Hydrogen storage systems for PEM fuel cell powered vehicles.

 

 

Advantages

 

  • Hydrogenation occurs at lower temperature and pressure than what is required by state-of-the-art pure MgB2

 

  • Safer than high pressure compressed hydrogen or liquid hydrogen storage systems 

 

Patent Information:
Inventors
Godwin Severa
Craig Jensen

For information, contact:
Avery Munoz
Licensing Associate
University of Hawaii
avery2@hawaii.edu
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