Development of a Novel, Low-Cost, High Performance, Safe and Sustainable Hydrogen Storage Material

November 15th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Metal hydrides

Lead Organisation:
The University of Newcastle

LAVO Hydrogen Storage Technology Pty Ltd


Start date:
April 2023

Completion date:
June 2025

Key contacts:
Project Leader: Laureate Professor Behdad Moghtaderi:

Australian Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) and LAVO Hydrogen Storage Technology Pty Ltd

Project total cost:
AUD$1,330,000 (cash) including AUD$1,000,000 (cash) from LAVO Hydrogen Storage Technology Pty Ltd and AUD$330,000 from TRaCE

Project summary description:
LAVO is a company that specialises in metal hydride hydrogen storage (a solid form of hydrogen storage) in a safe low-pressure system. The main objective of this collaborative research by LAVO and the University of Newcastle is to further advance LAVO’s product range and specifically synthesize a novel, low-cost, high performance, safe and sustainable hydrogen storage media that can meet the needs of both stationary and mobility markets.

Related publications and key links:
Not applicable

Higher degree studies supported:
One postdoctoral research fellow and two PhD students will be supported by this project.


November 2023