טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentLiphshits Tal
SubjectNew Organo Boron Materials for Real-Life
Hydrogen Storage
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry
Supervisor Professor Alex.m Szpilman


Abstract

The main energy sources in use today are wood, peat, coal, petrol and natural gas. However, these carbon based fossil fuels are not renewable, and currently known reserves would not last longer than a few decades.1 This is evident when considering that the rate of energy consumption is expected to increase because of both, the rapidly growing world population and the assumption that inhabitants of the less developed countries would wish to increase their energy demand. In addition, production of energy by burning carbon based fuels inevitably leads to increased level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, thus aggravating greenhouse effect and its global adverse consequences.

These reasons show that development of a new energy source is on demand.

Hydrogen based fuel cells are one of the most promising technologies available for replacing traditional fossil based fuels. However, in spite of nascent implementations in e.g. automobiles, safe and reliable ways of generating hydrogen from a recyclable material is still under-developed.

We present here a novel borane based hydrogen storage material. Salient features include the ready synthesis, rapid and safe generation of hydrogen.