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Overview of Vehicle Hydrogen Storage Options


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Swan, David H. (1992) Overview of Vehicle Hydrogen Storage Options. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Presentation Series UCD-ITS-RP-92-27

Proceedings, National Hydrogen Association, 3rd Annual U.S. Hydrogen Meeting, Washington DC

Hydrogen can be stored on-board a vehicle as a high pressure gas, a liquid, or in a semi solid form (hydride, adsorbed in activated carbon, micro spheres and others). The choice of a standardized on-board storage system will be critical to the success of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. The ideal on-board storage system would be intrinsically safe, have a high energy density, would refuel quickly, and have no evaporative or gaseous losses. This paper is a cursory review of vehicle hydrogen storage options.