Powder metals specialist GKN Powder Metallurgy will be launching a new business unit next week, called GKN Hydrogen, to provide a green hydrogen storage technology based on metal hydrides.
GKN Hydrogen will offer the HY2MEGA, which, the company says, is the largest metal hydride storage system on the market. It has a capacity of up to 260 kg of hydrogen, corresponding to 4.5 MWh of electrical energy.
The system has a scalable design that makes it suitable for various applications from emergency power backup and off-grid energy supply to residential housing, maritime transport, and large-scale industry.
A virtual market launch event is planned for May 11.