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New prototype hydrogen device could ensure safety in the event of a collision

New prototype hydrogen device could ensure safety in the event of a collision

Global Warming Solutions (GWSO) has found a hydrogen storage density in transportation that ensures safety in the event of a collision and vehicle damage.

GWSO, a developer of technologies that help mitigate global warming effects, has achieved US Department of Energy (DOE) hydrogen storage densities in its testing that meet transport safety requirements.

This is groundbreaking as the marketplace has been searching for a material for a hydrogen feeder that will ensure safety in the event of a collision and vehicle damage.

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GWSO has been conducting research and development to create a prototype hydrogen device for vehicles with the US department of Energy publishing a very stringent criteria for the suitability of hydrogen storage systems for cars.

To meet this criterion, the hydrogen content must be at least 63g hydrogen per litre of volume and at least 66g hydrogen per 1kg in the storage system.

The company says that, until now, no safe hydrogen storage system for automobiles has achieved these targets, including ultra-high pressure (700 bar) composite cylinders.

The research is currently proving that the system is suitable as a stationary energy storage device in large volumes for supplying residential and commercial buildings, hospitals, airports and civic institutions.

The engineers at GWSO have developed a design that allows, in a split second, to automatically transfer the system from a state of energy storage to a state of energy production and delivery.

After the energy reserve is exhausted, the system automatically switches to the state of receiving and storing energy from the network, or from renewable energy sources.

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The energy consumption ratio of the system is 8MJ/kg and is extremely cheap due to the utilisation of sodium in the technology which is substantially cheaper than lithium.

This result means that the 300kWh energy storage system costs $5,000 to produce and will provide electricity consumers 10kW for 30 hours with a complete disconnection of energy from the network.

Michael Pollastro, President of Global Warming Solutions, said, “The owner of a private home can store electricity during low-peak periods of the day and supply electricity to the grid during expensive peak times.

“The difference in the cost of electricity consumed and supplied to the network will provide the system owner with a profitable cash flow. Moreover, our energy storage system is exceptionally durable.

“Studies of the system’s reliability have shown that after 2000 discharge-charge cycles, the capacity of the system does not decrease. Thus, the owner of the system will be able to operate it for more than 10 years.”

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