Storage

NUS Team May Have Key to Drive Hydrogen Economy

Fuel Cells In A makeshift laboratory in the National University of Singapore (NUS), a team led by a young researcher is working on what could well become the Microsoft of the so-called hydrogen economy. Dr. Chen Ping, a 36-year-old chemist from China’s Shandong province, is spearheading research into storing hydrogen in a solid medium, lithium nitride, and releasing it on demand – like electricity from a battery. The conventional ways of keeping the gas, seen as the answer to the world’s need for a fuel that will not pollute, are to either compress it or turn it into a liquid by freezing it.