Dr Michael Hirscher, Max Planck Institute

Plenary Session 2A: Dr Michael Hirscher, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

Topic: Hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials: Advantages and limitations

Speaker: Dr Michael Hirscher, Hydrogen Storage Group” Lead

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Date/Time: Monday 17 February, 17.20

Bio:  Dr Michael Hirscher is leading the “Hydrogen Storage Group” at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany. Prior he spent a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He studied physics at University of Stuttgart, Germany and at Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA, receiving his Dr. rer. nat. in Stuttgart. In 1988 he was awarded with the Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Society. At the International Symposium on Hydrogen & Energy in Switzerland he received the “Hydrogen & Energy Award 2015”. From 2013 to 2018 he has been Operating Agent of Task 32 “Hydrogen-based Energy Storage” of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydrogen TCP and now is leading Task 40 “Energy storage and conversion based on hydrogen” since 2019. He has been vice chair and chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Hydrogen-Metal Systems in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Abstract: Hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials has been attracting a great deal of attention in recent years, as high gravimetric H2 capacities can be achieved at 77 K using materials with particularly high surface areas. Cryogenic storage by phsisorption of hydrogen molecules will safely operate at low pressures, is fully reversible and possesses fast kinetics. The presentation will give an overview of the current status and discuss the future concepts.