[Thesis]: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Properties of Solid Hydrogen Storage Materials Based on Hydrides

Dr. Miriam Rueda defended her thesis on Friday 18th November 2016 at the University of Valladolid (international PhD by University of Pavia). Nowadays, the development of renewable energy resources is attracting much more attention in order to reduce economic and environmental problems associated to the use of fossil fuels. However, their production is variable during time […]

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Reversible hydrogen sorption in the composite made of magnesium borohydride and silica aerogel

The application of hydrogen as an energy vector requires the development of new hydrogen storage systems. Magnesium borohydride Mg(BH4)2 is a promising hydrogen storage material because of its high hydrogen storage capacity (14,8wt% H2, 0.112 Kg/L). However, it is still limited by slow hydrogen release kinetics and by the harsh conditions required for reversible hydrogen […]

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Nanoparticle project – SHYMAN Consortium Meeting – Barcelona (2014)

SHYMAN Project is devoted to the Sustainable Manufacturing of Nanoparticles using Hydrothermal Processes. The consortium meeting is taking place in Barcelona (24-26th November 2014) at the Scientific Park hosted by Endor Nanotechnologies. In this meeting, after almost 24 months, many achievements have been presented. A number of nanoparticles by Promethean Particles Inc. have been produced […]

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[Award] CFS – Jerry King Poster Award: Encapsulation of fungicide to enhance its penetration through the cell wall of the fungi

One of our PhD students, Marta Salgado, won the Jerry King Poster Award to the best poster presented by a graduate student, sponsored by Critical Fluid Symposia, in the recent 14th European Meeting on Supercritical Fluids. All presented posters were evaluated by the Poster Judging Committee, chaired by Jerry King and composed of members of […]

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[Course] SHYMAN Summer School

Course:  “Sustainable Manufacturing of Nanomaterials. Large-scale green & economical synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructures” Place: University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain) Dates: 28th May to 3rd June 2014 Are you motivated enough to enroll this nanoparticle course? Nanoparticles, CFD, plant design, sustainability, patents and intellectual property… and much more. BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW!! CLICK HERE FOR […]

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Hydrogen storage in microparticles of silica aerogel for mobile applications

The application of fuel cells using hydrogen as their energy source in vehicles or electronic equipment requires the development of new hydrogen storage devices. Current needs: The simplest and most obvious storage solutions such as compressed gas bottles or cryogenic tanks have important disadvantages due to the low gravimetric/volumetric density of the former (40g/L at […]

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