Hydrogen Storage

Hydrogen Storage


Our research focuses on the development of new light weight metal hydrides for hydrogen storage, materials for high temperature heat storage and the application of ball milling procedures for the synthesis of new compounds.

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The main research is the synthesis and characterization of new materials for the storage of hydrogen and heat. The focus is on complex aluminum hydride compounds, which... [more]
The synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds can often be simplified with mechanical activation. Solvents are not necessary, the reaction time... [more]


Ball Mill

Scientists of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung are part of a new European Project that deals with the impact of Mechanochemistry on industrial processes.  more

“All-rounder hydrogen" - Heat storage unit starts demonstration operation

Hydrogen plays a key role in our future energy supply, which is to be based on renewable energies. Everyone is talking about hydrogen - but there are also challenges yet to be solved on the way to a hydrogen infrastructure. For example, heat storage is a key issue that needs to be addressed. A team from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (MPI), together with other partners, has developed a promising approach here, which is now entering demonstration operation.

<h1>Dr. Rene Albert receives innovation award from the Deutscher Wasserstoff- und Brennstoffzellen Verband for his doctoral thesis on the thermal conductivity of metal hydrides</h1>

Dr. Rene Albert from the hydrogen storage group is awarded the Innovation Prize of the Deutscher Wasserstoff und Brennstoffzellen Verband. more

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