By storing hydrogen in an oil-based slurry with powdered magnesium hydride, inexpensive and safe hydrogen storage can be realized. This paper describes the characteristics and benefits of cycling hydrogen in and out of magnesium hydride slurry. An application of magnesium hydride slurry in a baseload wind power system is discussed. It concludes that a 150 MW baseload wind power system can produce an internal rate of return (IRR) of 10% with an electric price of $0.088/kWh. The costs and performance characteristics of this power plant are described.
Magnesium Hydride Slurry: A Better Answer to Hydrogen Storage
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received April 23, 2014; final manuscript received April 10, 2015; published online May 19, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Abel Hernandez-Guerrero.
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McClaine, A. W., Brown, K., and Bowen, D. D. G. (November 1, 2015). "Magnesium Hydride Slurry: A Better Answer to Hydrogen Storage." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. November 2015; 137(6): 061201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030398
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