Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence

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The collaborative Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence (HSECoE) conducts engineering research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities to address the engineering challenges posed by various storage technologies. These efforts include comprehensive system modeling and engineering analyses and assessments of materials-based storage system technologies for detailed comparisons against the DOE performance targets for light-duty vehicles.

HSECoE team members conduct engineering system component RD&D—including bench-scale testing and evaluation and conceptual design validation—to address deficiencies and enable progress toward meeting the storage system-level targets. Visit the HSECoE Models web page to find detailed models developed by HSECoE and available for use by the RD&D community.

System projection graphs conveniently show how three modeled systems, developed by the HSECoE for each material class, compare against all of the DOE 2020 targets. The blue space indicates current performance, the white space indicates the areas in which the projected system currently falls short of DOE's 2020 targets, and the gray space indicates areas for which there was insufficient data to estimate status.

System Projection Graphs

Reversible Metal Hydride-Based Systems
Status of a projected sodium alanate (SAH) system compared against DOE 2020 hydrogen storage targets
Chemical Hydrogen Storage Systems
Status of a projected ammonia borane system compared against DOE 2020 hydrogen storage targets
Hydrogen Sorbent Systems
Status of a projected MOF-5 system compared against DOE 2020 hydrogen storage targets