Nordic Center of Excellence for Hydrogen Storage Materials (NERP-06-HYDRO-C15)

Project programme
2007 - 2010
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This is a research network of 12 research group in the Nordic countries, including Baltic and Northwest Russia.

The goal is to synthesize, characterize and model new materials that can be used as the primary component in hydrogen storage for mobile applications, such as cars and boats.

LEI activities in the Project

The goals of this project are two-fold:

  • to fabricate catalyzed Mg(AlH4)2 films by introduction of strictly controlled quantities of titanium and zirconium catalysts during film deposition employing simultaneous co-deposition of Mg, Al and catalyst atoms;
  • to study the hydriding/dehydriding properties of the catalyzed Mg(AlH4)2 films in an attempt to understand the catalyst(s) influencing the alanate reactions.

Coordinator: University of Iceland, Iceland


  • Science Institute of the University of Iceland, Chemistry Division, Iceland
  • Science Institute of the University of Iceland, Physics Division, Iceland
  • Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway
  • University of Oslo, Department of Chemistry, Norway
  • Stockholm University, Department of Inorganic and Structural Chemistry, Sweden
  • Uppsala University, Department of Chemistry, Sweden
  • Uppsala University, Department of Physics, Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemistry, Denmark
  • Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Finland
  • St. Petersburg State University, Center for Advanced Professional Education, Russia

Project Team

Name, surname Office phone. e-mail

LEI Representative
Darius Milčius 304-LK +37037401909

Project Team
Liudas Pranevičius
Birutė Bobrovaitė
Irmantas Barnackas
Martynas Lelis