A portable power-pack fueled by carbonsilane-based chemical hydrides

Yongmin Kim, Chang Won Yoon, Won Sik Han, Sang Ook Kang, Suk Woo Nam

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Carbonsilanes have recently been demonstrated as new hydrogen storage materials for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and have exhibited fast hydrogen-release kinetics, even at room temperature, by methanolysis in the presence of sodium methoxide as a catalyst. By building on prior results, we have developed an efficient hydrogen generator fueled by one of these carbonsilanes, 1,3,5-trisilacyclohexane, in this study. The H 2-generator exhibited a hydrogen generation rate up to 1.2 slm as well as fast load-following capability, with the response time of hydrogen production being 20-30 seconds. The as-developed hydrogen generator and 100 We PEMFC have been integrated into a portable power-pack whose capability as an off-grid power source has been tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3319-3327
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb


  • Carbosilanes
  • Chemical hydride
  • Hydrogen production
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC)
  • Power-pack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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