A new website has launched for the MAST3RBoost project, of which TWI is a partner.

The project aims to deliver improved hydrogen storage solutions to help progress what many see as the most environmentally-friendly answer to clean transport.

The transport sector accounts for around one-third of all CO2 emissions across the European Union, making the decarbonisation of transport a key part of an energy transition to a cleaner environment.

Hydrogen fuel cells have been shown to outperform batteries and are a cleaner solution for the decarbonisation of buses, large cars, ships, trucks, and trains, since they do not have the same problems with manufacture and disposal.

Commercial vehicles are a good target for the early adoption of hydrogen fuel-based decarbonisation but there are still challenges to be overcome related to on-board hydrogen storage for vehicles.

The goal of the industry is to achieve hydrogen compression and storage to allow 5kg of H2 to be stored in a gasoline equivalent tank (80kg/90l).

Currently, H2 storage based on a 700bar compression still lacks the required volumetric density to allow the widespread adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles…Read more