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Compact Hydrogen Storage in Cryogenic Pressure Vessels

BySalvador M. Aceves, Francisco Espinosa-Loza, Elias Ledesma-Orozco, and Guillaume Petitpas

As a universal transportation fuel that can be generated from water and any energy source, hydrogen is a leading candidate to supplant petroleum with the potential to ultimately eliminate petroleum dependence, associated air pollutants, and greenhouse gases  [1]. The predominant technical barrier limiting widespread use of hydrogen automobiles is storing enough hydrogen fuel on board to achieve sufcient (500+ km) driving range in a compact, lightweight, rapidly refuelable, and cost-effective system.