GM Hires Sandia Labs to Develop Advanced H2 Storage Tanks

Goal of $10 million contract is to design and test fuel tanks containing metals that can absorb enough hydrogen to give fuel cell vehicles a range of 300 miles

Published: 08-Jan-2005

General Motors Corp. has recruited Sandia National Laboratory to design and test hydrogen storage tanks for a future fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

The goal of the project is to develop a hydrogen fuel tank that can power a vehicle for 300 miles or more.

Sandia/California National Laboratories has signed a four-year, $10 million contract to design and test fuel tanks containing metals that can absorb hydrogen and then release it when heated.

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