Maximum Hydrogen Storage Densities in Scalable, Low-Cost Vessels through Compression and Adsorption

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9301-11-M-B020
Agency Tracking Number: F103-225-1218
Amount: $99,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-225
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Justin Hill
 Chemical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 jhill@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal outlines a scalable, low-cost procedure for the fabrication of hierarchical hybrid nanomaterials that will produce ultra-high pressure tolerance and surface area vessels. These vessels enable the physical storage of hydrogen through compression and adsorption at densities predicted to exceed the DOE 2015 requirements by 65% and 98% for volumetric and gravimetric standards, respectively. The hybrid nanomaterial is composed of a moderate strength structure with tunable orientation, surface area and volume. It is additionally included with a high strength material to enhance vessel pressure tolerance and hydrogen physisorption without loss of volumetric storage. Furthermore, the novel storage medium comprises a safe technology that would gain immediate market penetration in the area of hydrogen storage, transportation and delivery. BENEFIT: The development of this nanomaterial hybrid vessel for hydrogen storage would have immediate application in hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen powered applications. The vessel could safely store hydrogen for transport and delivery but would also facilitate a controllable yet high flow rate of hydrogen release.

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