Hydrogen from the tube

Fraunhofer researchers from Dresden have developed a technique for storing energy in a hydrogen-rich paste and making it usable again in a simple way.

by RALF BUTSCHER

For decades, visionaries have been dreaming of an economy based on hydrogen as an energy source. But harnessing the lightest chemical element for use in everyday applications is a technological challenge. For example as a fuel in cars, ships and airplanes: Unlike petrol, diesel and kerosene, hydrogen is gaseous and highly volatile at normal ambient temperatures and normal air pressure. To put it in a tank, it has to be extremely...

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