Improved possibilities in energy storage through hydrogen technology

P Lund*

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Recent advances in hydrogen technology have opened improved possibilities in energy storage, and especially, storage of electricity. Two key technologies can be identified: new electrochemical batteries based on metal hydrides and fuel cell hydrogen systems. The MH batteries are now penetrating very fast to the power supply market for consumer electronics. Electric vechicles will presumably be the next market segment. Fuel cells with hydrogen are most interesting for motive applications, but also for remote stand-alone power needs. The Hz-fuel cell systems are in a research stage and first pilot systems have been in operation for some years. The present trends in hydrogen technology have the potential of solving the different energy storage requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHYDROGEN ENERGY PROGRESS XI, VOLS 1-3
EditorsTN Veziroglu, CJ Winter, JP Baselt, G Kreysa
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1996
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Hydrogen Energy Conference - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 199628 Jun 1996
Conference number: 11


ConferenceWorld Hydrogen Energy Conference
Abbreviated titleWHEC

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Lund, P. (1996). Improved possibilities in energy storage through hydrogen technology. In TN. Veziroglu, CJ. Winter, JP. Baselt, & G. Kreysa (Eds.), HYDROGEN ENERGY PROGRESS XI, VOLS 1-3 (pp. 981-992)