U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office – Hydrogen Storage

Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage R&D

DOE's research on complex metal hydrides targets the development of advanced metal hydride materials including light-weight complex hydrides, destabilized binary hydrides, intermetallic hydrides, modified lithium amides, and other on-board, reversible hydrides. Engineering studies are also underway to understand the system-level issues and to facilitate the design of optimized packaging and interface systems for on-board transportation applications.

Research is carried out through DOE's Metal Hydride Center of Excellence and Independent Projects overseen by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

The status of DOE's metal hydride research projects is detailed in the storage section of the Annual Progress Report.