New hydrogen-based fuel developed for small vehicles

A new hydrogen-based fuel based on solid magnesium hydride could be the perfect solution for small vehicles, according to Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden.

Called POWERPASTE, the fuel only begins to decompose at temperatures of around 250 °C, meaning it remains safe after sitting in the sun for hours when used in applications such as e-scooters.

Refuelling with POWERPASTE is also easy and simple. Instead of filling up at a filling station, users instead have to replace an empty cartridge with a new one and then refill a tank with mains water.

The cartridge changing can be carried out at home or on the move.

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