Hydrogen – The Future Energy Storage Medium?

PhD defence, Friday 15 December 2017, Kasper Trans Møller.

2017.12.15 | Trine Berndt Turtiainen Scheelke

Kasper Trans Møller

A depiction of how renewable energy, from e.g. sun and wind power, may be utilised for electrolysis to split water into oxygen and hydrogen. Subsequently, hydrogen may be used to store the renewable energy and e.g. for utilisation as fuel in fuel-cell electrical vehicles. The research of Kasper T. Møller shows how incorporation of a complex metal hydride into the hydrogen storage tank may improve the energy density significantly.

Hydrogen has a great potential to chemically store large amounts of energy, which is important in a society based on renewable energy sources. The research by Kasper T. Møller focused on optimising and producing new, promising hydrogen storage materials. Particularly, the physical conditions required for hydrogen release and uptake have been studied. Furthermore, Kasper T. Møller developed equipment for studying materials under high hydrogen pressure similar to conditions in modern hydrogen fuelled vehicles (up to 700 bar). The research aids in the understanding of hydrogen storage materials and may assist in the design of a future material for energy storage. 

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and the Department of Chemistry, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 15 December 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, iNANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: Complex Metal Hydrides: Synthesis, Characterisation and High-Pressure Studies
Contact information: Kasper Trans Møller, e-mail: kaspertm@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 2336 8819
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor, PhD, Andrea Baldi, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Professor Poul Norby, Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Technical University of Denmark
Professor Jan Skov Pedersen (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University.
Main supervisor:
Professor Torben Réne Jensen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST,
Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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