Energy-rich “power paste” ready for vehicles. In Germany, the Fraunhafer Institute has developed a gray “power paste” like toothpaste for hydrogen-powered vehicles. Which it says can store ten times more energy than a conventional lithium battery.
Experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials in Dresden, Germany, have solved this problem in the form of a “power paste”.
Powerpaste can be easily stored at normal pressure and temperature. Making it suitable for use in large vehicles as well as in pollution-free motorcycles.
In addition, it can withstand extreme temperatures of up to 250 degrees Celsius. It is basically a chemical compound called “magnesium hydride” which is prepared at 350 degrees Celsius. And at a pressure 5 to 6 times higher than the atmosphere (by combining hydrogen and magnesium).
In the final stage, a metal salt and an organic chemical called “ester” are added to it and it is finalized like a gray toothpaste.
To extract energy from the power paste, it is transported to a chamber under a special system to undergo a chemical reaction with water, which releases hydrogen gas.
From here, the hydrogen gas is transported to a fuel cell. Where it is mixed with oxygen to form water. Which releases energy in the form of heat. Then the same heat is converted into electricity and used.
Energy-rich “power paste” ready for vehicles. So far, PowerPest has been used experimentally in small motorcycles.
According to the Fraunhafer Institute
According to the Fraunhafer Institute commercial production of power paste will begin by the end of this year. And will be available in the form of cylinders. Which will be placed at existing petrol pumps.
When the power paste cylinder is empty. It can be returned to the petrol pump and a “filled” cylinder can be purchased in its place.
Although the Farnsworth Institute has called “powerpaste” a revolutionary breakthrough in terms of clean energy. Some observers have objected to this claim.
For example, a report on the American website “New Atlas” has raised an objection. As to how much energy will be spent on the production of power paste and how much will it cost? The Farnhaffer Institute did not comment.
In addition, it is not yet known how the pollution from the production of magnesium hydride esters. And metal salts will be controlled. While it is not clear how the used power paste will be destroyed?
All objections aside, it is a fact that the concept of “power paste” is undoubtedly an untouched. And unique development in simplifying the process of storing hydrogen.