Patent Number: 6,305,442

Title: Hydrogen-based ecosystem

Abstract: A complete infrastructure system for the generation, storage, transportation, and delivery of hydrogen which makes a hydrogen ecosystem possible. The infrastructure system utilizes high capacity, low cost, light weight thermal hydrogen storage alloy materials having fast kinetics. Also, a novel hydrogen storage bed design which includes a support/heat-transfer component which is made from a highly porous, high thermal conductivity, solid material such as a high thermal conductivity graphitic foam. Finally a material including at least one particle having atomically engineered local chemical and electronic environments, characterized in that the local environments providing bulk nucleation.

Inventors: Ovshinsky; Stanford R. (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Young; Rosa T. (Troy, MI)

Assignee: Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

International Classification: B22F 1/00 (20060101); B32B 15/01 (20060101); C01B 3/00 (20060101); C22C 23/02 (20060101); C22C 23/00 (20060101); C22C 23/06 (20060101); C22C 1/04 (20060101); F17C 11/00 (20060101); H01M 4/46 (20060101); H01M 4/38 (20060101); H01M 8/06 (20060101); H01M 8/04 (20060101); B65B 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018