Better hydrogen storage process unveiled

Better hydrogen storage process unveiled

Scientists create a chemical switch to catch and release useful gas

By Rebecca Cheung, 18:40 PM March 16, 2012

The dream of using hydrogen gas as a clean fuel, on a large scale, just got a little bit closer. Chemists have developed a new molecule that can drive chemical reactions to store and release hydrogen under mild temperatures and pressures.

“It’s a step towards getting a hydrogen economy, towards getting to a place where we can realistically look at ways of using hydrogen,” says Jonathan Hull, a research chemist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Hull and his colleagues describe...

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