EPFL and GRZ Technologies develop hydrogen compressor

ETH Lausanne (EPFL), along with spin-off GRZ Technologies, has developed a hydrogen compressor which will help to develop small hydrogen filling stations.

Featuring a metal hydride to store the hydrogen, which went heated releases gas again, the technology releases hydrogen with a pressure of up to several hundred bars.

EPFL chose to use the metal hybrid to compress and liquify the hydrogen gas, which allows it to be used as a fuel for hydrogen vehicles.

The two companies have been working with the Messer Group on the commercial implementation of the technology.

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