IMPCO Tests High-Performance Prototype Hydrogen Storage Cylinder for FCV Applications

September 19, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

IMPCO Technologies, Inc. (Cerritos, CA) announced that a team of scientists hydroburst tested a high-performance prototype hydrogen storage cylinder designed for Fuel Cell Vehicle applications (FCVs). The scientists, who were from IMPCO, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (Livermore, CA), Thiokol Propulsion (Salt Lake City, UT), and Alcoa Industrial Components Group, a subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), achieved a mass performance record of 11.3 percent hydrogen storage by weight, the highest storage efficiency ever demonstrated.Syed Hussain, Vice President and General Manager of IMPCO's Technology and Automotive OEM Division said, "This is a major achievement in hydrogen storage technologies that will enable Fuel Cell Vehicles to travel further between refueling than previously thought possible with near-term technologies."