This initiative is a group project within the framework of the German-Chinese sustainable fuel partnership (GCSFP). The network consists of subprojects, the results of which are shared for common use. The technological and scientific goal of the project is the development, optimisation and implementation of a high-quality hydrogen storage unit, based on the hydrogen sorption in a nanocomposite storage material.

Besides the development of a suitable storage material, a tank system will also be designed and built, capable of operating in combination with a high temperature PEM fuel cell (operating temperature of up to 200˚C).

The German consortium partners possess years of experience and expertise in the development of hydrogen storage material.

Information exchange with Chinese partners is planned and it is agreed that the programmes of both countries should reciprocally support and complement one another.

Work planning: As nanocomposite storage materials, systems based on boranes and amides are selected, which together with magnesium hydride, make nanocomposites, facilitating the reversible storage and delivery of hydrogen. In order to better understand the detailed processes of hydrogen exchange, on-site experiments are planned which will test the transformation behaviour of the material.

Partner Start of term End of term Funding amount
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Großforschungsaufgabe)01.10.0931.07.12307,139.00 €
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung eingetragener Verein01.10.0931.07.12300,000.00 €
Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH01.10.0931.07.12270,000.00 €
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung01.10.0931.07.12187,149.06 €
1,064,288.06 €