For utility vehicles applications, high specific weight of the metallic hydrides is an advantage, as it fits a purpose of vehicle counterbalancing without an extra cost. However, slow H2 charge / discharge of the MH systems, complexity of their design and high cost, together with efficiency of system integration remain great challenges to overcome.

The present H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange proposal will address these problems by a collective effort of consortium containing experienced, high profile academic teams and industrial partners from two EU Member States (Germany, Croatia), one associated country (Norway) and two third countries (South Africa, Indonesia).

The work will strengthen already existing and will establish new collaborative links. This will allow overcoming the challenges associated with implementation of Metal Hydride technologies in transportation and in promoting their commercialisation in the European countries contributing to the project consortium.

Various efficient and cost-competitive solutions including

  • Advanced MH materials for hydrogen storage and compression,
  • Advanced MH containers characterised by improved charge-discharge dynamic performance and ability to be mass produced,
  • Integrated hydrogen storage and compression / refuelling systems will be developed and tested together with PEM fuel cells during the collaborative efforts of the consortium members having a strong expertise in hydride materials science, manufacturing of the advanced hydrogen storage materials, design and manufacturing of gas sorption reactors, fuel cell system integration, as well as in manufacturing of the fuel cell power modules, utility vehicles, and their optimisation for the customers.

Further to the Institute for Energy Technology (Coordinator) the partners on the  project include: University of Split (Croatia), Hystorsys AS (Norway), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany), University of the Western Cape (South Africa), Impala Platinum (South Africa),  Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia) and TF Design (South Africa).

For more information: http://hydride4mobility.fesb.unist.hr/

Recent  publications:  HYDRIDE4MOBILITY

  1. A. Yartys, M.V. Lototskyy, E. Akiba, R. Albert, V.E. Antonov, J.R. Ares, M. Baricco, N. Bourgeois, C.E. Buckley, J.M. Bellosta von Colbe, J.-C. Crivello, F. Cuevas, R.V. Denys, M. Dornheim, M. Felderhoff, D.M. Grant, B.C. Hauback, T.D. Humphries, I. Jacob, T.R. Jensen, P.E. de Jongh, J.-M. Joubert, M.A. Kuzovnikov, M. Latroche, M. Paskevicius, L. Pasquini, L. Popilevsky, V.M. Skripnyuk, E. Rabkin, M.V. Sofianos, A. Stuart, G. Walker, Hui Wang, C.J. Webb, Min Zhu. Magnesium based materials for hydrogen based energy storage: Past, present and future, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44(15), 78097859; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.12.212   (Open access)
  2. Bellosta von Colbe, J.-R. Ares, J. Barale, M. Baricco, C. Buckley, G. Capurso, N. Gallandat, D.M. Grant, M.N. Guzik, I. Jacob, E.H. Jensen, T. Jensen, J. Jepsen, T. Klassen, M.V. Lototskyy, K. Manickam, A. Montone, J. Puszkiel, S. Sartori, D.A. Sheppard, A.Stuart, G. Walker, C.J. Webb, H. Yang, V. Yartys, A. Züttel, M. Dornheim. Application of hydrides in hydrogen storage and compression: Achievements, outlook and perspectives, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2019, 44(15), 7780-7808; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.01.104   (Open access)
  3. Ika Dewi Wijayanti, Roman V. Denys, Suwarno, Alexey A. Volodin, M.V. Lototsky,   Matylda N. Guzik, Jean Nei, Kwo Young, Volodymyr Yartys.       Hydrides of Laves type Ti-Zr alloys with enhanced  H  storage capacity as advanced metal hydride battery anodes.// Alloys and Compounds, 828 (2020) 154354.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.154354   (Open access)
  4. Michael Hirscher, Volodymyr A. Yartys , Marcello Baricco, Jose Bellosta von Colbe, Didier Blanchard, Robert C. Bowman Jr. , Darren P.   Broom, Craig E. Buckley, Fei Chang, Ping Chen, Young Whan Cho,  Jean-Claude Crivello, Fermin Cuevas, William I.F. David, Petra E. de Jongh,  Roman V. Denys, Martin Dornheim, Michael Felderhoff,  Yaroslav   Filinchuk,  George E. Froudakis, David M. Grant, Evan MacA. Gray, Bjørn C. Hauback, Teng He, Terry D.   Humphries, Torben R. Jensen, Sangryun Kim, Yoshitsugu Kojima,  Michel Latroche, Hai-Wen Li, Mykhaylo V. Lototskyy, Joshua W. Makepeace,  Kasper T. Møller, Lubna Naheed, Peter Ngene, Dag Noréus, Magnus Moe Nygård, Shin-ichi Orimo, Mark Paskevicius, Luca Pasquini, Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk,  M. Veronica Sofianos, Terrence J. Udovic, Tejs Vegge, Gavin S. Walker, Colin J. Webb, Claudia Weidenthaler, Claudia Zlotea. MATERIALS FOR HYDROGEN BASED ENERGY STORAGE – PAST, RECENT PROGRESS AND FUTURE OUTLOOK.// J. Alloys and Compounds, 827 (2020) 153548.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153548.    (Open access)