Catalyst development advancing hydrogen carrier efficiency


Source: © Fraunhofer IMM

Researchers at Fraunhofer IMM in Germany are actively developing methanol and ammonia reformer technology suitable for mobile applications, including shipping. 

“The most important power-to-x fuel is currently hydrogen itself,” says Dr Gunther Kolb, Deputy Institute Director and Division Director at Fraunhofer IMM. “However, before hydrogen can be utilised as an energy source on a widespread basis, there are still some considerable hurdles that need to be overcome in terms of its transportation and storage. These include either high space requirements for its storage or other energetically unfavourable conditions.”

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