H2 Fuel: storing hydrogen in the form of salt

H2 Fuel: storing hydrogen in the form of salt

H2 Fuel is storing hydrogen in the form of salt

During the World Hydrogen in Rotterdam, the Dutch company H2 Fuel displayed a way of storing hydrogen in the form of salt for more practical and safer transport.

It’s an eye-catching stand with two salt cubes and a miniature Tesla. And there’s a riddle written: “What distance can a Tesla travel with the energy coming from this box’s hydrogen powder? The cube is 40 cm by 40 cm. And the correct answer is… 6,000 km! H2 Fuel is taking advantage of the exhibition to communicate for the first time about their solution.

This Dutch company stores hydrogen in the form of Sodium Borohydride (NaBH4): a vector presented as very safe. It has the advantage of storing hydrogen in solid form at room temperature for an indefinite period. You only need to add water (of a specific purity) to release it. And it is worth noting that the hydrogen contained in the said water is also recovered in the process, hence doubling the amount of hydrogen that was originally stored in the Sodium Borohydride.

This vector has the same energy density as diesel and does not evaporate. H2 Fuel sees promising applications for transport and storage.

The whole process is explained here.

If you want to learn more about the World Hydrogen Summit, here’s our latest article about the event.

Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King

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Laurent Meillaud

Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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