The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a comprehensive hydrogen storage materials database to collect and disseminate materials data and accelerate advanced materials research and development. The new database includes information from the DOE/IEA Hydpark databases, Hydrogen Storage Material Centers of Excellence, and the Fuel Cell Technologies Program.
The database will accelerate the development of advanced hydrogen-storage materials by consolidating the technical-knowledge base, including hundreds of material property listings and references in a single location. The listings include properties such as synthesis conditions, sorption, and release conditions and impurities formed during release reactions.
DOE is offering a webinar December 13, 11:00 a.m. EST, to demonstrate the functions of the database. Topics will include accessing and extracting data, submitting new material property data for inclusion, and performing organized searches. The real-time walkthrough of the database will provide an opportunity for user questions and feedback.
The DOE/ IEA Hydride Databases include extensive listings of alloys reported to produce hydrides, detailed engineering properties on selected hydrogen storage elements and alloys, and hydride applications. Task 12 of the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement was an R&D effort to develop new solid hydrogen storage media, in particular aiming at properties that might be suitable for hydrogen fueled vehicles. Although offline for over a year, this portal is a valuable resource to the global research community. Over the last several years, DOE-funded researchers have been collaborating on advanced hydrogen storage materials with more than 40 laboratories in at least 19 countries. The database provides an opportunity to leverage activities and share results worldwide.
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