Functional materials for hydrogen storage
M. Felderhoff, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Germany
Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe. The overall amount of hydrogen on Earth is around 0.74 wt%; it is mostly bound in water and carbon-based materials. The future challenges of a hydrogen-based energy economy include the production, distribution and safe storage of hydrogen. Of these, one of the most important is the safe storage of hydrogen for use by consumers in electronic devices, automotive applications or heating and burning processes. A simple technical- or chemical-based solution, which fulfills all the requirements in terms of size, weight and safety for these different applications, ...