GKN Hydrogen has clinched a contract to deploy two cutting-edge metal hydride hydrogen storage units, boasting a total capacity of 500 kilograms, at the Technical University of Braunschweig Research Airport in Germany.
This strategic move is part of the ambitious €20 million ($21.9 million) “hydrogen terminal project” spearheaded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The installation of these storage units is slated for December 2023, with full operational integration anticipated by 2024.
GKN Hydrogen, a prominent player in the hydrogen sector, has secured a pivotal role in this groundbreaking project. The installation of its advanced metal hydride hydrogen storage units marks a significant step forward in the exploration of hydrogen production, storage, and distribution. The collaboration with the Technical University of Braunschweig and the Steinbeus Innovation Center energy plus positions GKN Hydrogen as a key contributor to shaping the future of hydrogen technology.
The overarching research project, led by the Steinbeus Innovation Center energy plus and the esteemed Technical University of Braunschweig, aims to delve into various facets of hydrogen utilization. These encompass hydrogen production methodologies, advanced storage solutions, efficient distribution systems, and the crucial aspect of refueling infrastructure for both hydrogen-powered trucks and fuel cells.
The installation of GKN Hydrogen’s metal hydride storage units represents a pivotal component of the broader initiative to create a hydrogen terminal. This terminal is envisioned as a comprehensive hub where researchers and innovators can explore, refine, and implement cutting-edge technologies related to hydrogen. The deployment of these storage units is a testament to the commitment to advancing hydrogen storage capabilities, a critical aspect of harnessing hydrogen’s potential as a clean and sustainable energy carrier.