GKN demonstrates prototype metal hydride storage tank

September 9, 2015

GKN Sinter Metals, Bonn, Germany, recently demonstrated its development of hydrogen storage systems, incorporating metal hydride structures produced by Powder Metallurgy, to Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalian Minister of Economic Affairs, Garrelt Duin.


Minister Duin and GKN management team during

a tour of GKN Sinter Metals Bonn 

Metal hydrides provide a safe and efficient solid state approach to hydrogen energy storage. During his visit, Minister Duin was able to inspect a prototype of a hydrogen storage tank developed by GKN together with a partner company. The pilot tank features metal hydrides made of structures produced by Powder Metallurgy.

“Hydrogen will play a central role in low-emission energy supply in the future and this is why GKN is working intensively on this trend,” stated Guido Degen, GKN’s Senior Vice President Business Development & Advanced Technology – Powder Metallurgy.  

“We are again demonstrating our leadership in innovation and fully utilising GKN’s competencies in material and production techniques to bring this pioneering technology to full production-readiness,” added Degen.


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