Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Storage Technology

September 19, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Toyota Motor Corp. (Nagoya, Japan) reported that it is planning to invest $2 million in a project, to be based at the Savannah River National Lab, to develop hydrogen fuel storage systems for cars. One goal of the project is to develop lighter materials that cost less and store hydrogen more efficiently for vehicles. The other part of the project will work on ways to reduce the effect air and moisture have on hydrogen storage materials.

The work will be done just outside the Savannah River Site fence at the new, 60,000 ft² Center for Hydrogen Research.