Challenges in Cost Reduction of Metal Hydrides by Prof. Jacques Huot

Location and Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 5:00 pm, F-24 Mechanical Engineering


Metal hydrides are good candidates for a safe and efficient storage of hydrogen. However, for commercial applications cost should be reduced. In this presentation we will present some recent investigations at the Hydrogen Research Institute which have for objective cost reduction of metal hydrides. Three different types of hydrides will reviewed: Ti-based bcc alloys, FeTi alloys and AB2 type alloys. In the case of Ti-based bcc the effect of particle size and Ti/V ratio on the kinetics and hydrogen capacities will be demonstrated.Effect of heat treatment on TiFe wit 4 wt.%Zr as additive will be discussed. Finally, we will show that for some as-cast AB2 alloys, the crystal structure indicates a srtong chemical variation within the phase.


From 1995 to 2004 Professor Huot was a researcher at Hydro-Québec where he studied magnesium-based nanocrystalline alloys for hydrogen storage. Since 2004 he is a professor at UQTR and member of HRI. His expertises are solid-gaz interactions, metal hydrides, and material characterization. He has been invited researcher at the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway), Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Université de Bordeaux (France), Institut NÉEL (France), et Max Plank Institut fur Kohlenforschung (Germany). He published 158 papers and is co-inventor of 10 patents.