In a response to the climate crisis the world is facing, hydrogen receives great attention as a clean energy carrier as well as a feasible and cost-effective renewable energy storage solution. However, this emphasizes the importance of the improvement of technologies and materials involved in these systems. In terms of the transport sector, the high interest in achieving high mileage, reducing the gas filling time and low-weight storage solutions require an understanding of the unique and versatile characteristics of polymers at pressures up to ~70 – 100 MPa and wide temperature ranges (-40 to 85 °C).
Part 1: Elastomers in high-pressure H2 atmospheres, challenges & possible improvements
Part 2: Polymers for hydrogen gas pressure composite vessels
Speaker: Winoj Balasooriya & Florian Wanghofer, Polymer Competence Center Leoben (PCCL), Austria