Kuwait’s KISR launches first electric vehicle powered by solid hydrogen fuel
Kuwait’s KISR launches first electric vehicle powered by solid hydrogen fuel
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, November 26, 2018

By Staff Writer, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

KUWAIT - The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) announced on Sunday the launch of the country's first electric vehicle powered by solid hydrogen fuel emitted from Nanopowders.

This came in a press release, after a visit of KISR Director General, Samira Al-Sayed Omar to the program of nanotechnology and advanced materials at the Institute, where she looked at the prototype of the electric vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel.

The program was led by Osama Al-Sayegh, Executive Director of the Institute's Energy and Construction Research Center, as saying that the Center's Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Program has successfully launched the experimental prototype of an electric vehicle powered by solid hydrogen fuel emitted from Nanopowders.

"These powders were prepared by the Center's compound for chemically induced magnesium hydride adsorption by ultra-smooth granules of the glass alloy (ZrNiPd)," Al-Sayegh added.

For his part, the project's chief manager Mohammad Al-Iskandrani noted that the Nano compounds used to supply the electric power required through a fuel cell capacity of 1000 watts was patented by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2016. (end) ss.aa