HRL Selected by the DOE for Hydrogen Storage Research

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 12, 2011—The U.S. Department of Energy announced today more than $7 million will fund four projects to advance hydrogen storage technologies for fuel cell electric vehicles. HRL Laboratories, LLC, was among those selected for contract negotiations.

Each three-year project will focus on lowering the costs and increasing the performance of hydrogen systems through innovative material development and advanced efficient tanks for safe transportation, according to the DOE.

HRL senior scientist Dr. John Vajo will lead investigations into a novel approach to hydrogen storage using engineered liquids that can efficiently absorb and release hydrogen gas with the goal of enabling a high-density, compact hydrogen storage option.

Read the DOE announcement.


HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California ( is a corporate research-and-development laboratory owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors specializing in research into sensors and materials, information and systems sciences, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. HRL provides custom research and development and performs additional R&D contract services for its LLC member companies, the U.S. government, and other commercial companies.

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