Chemistry seminar: Molecular simulation approaches to study methane and hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials



Dr Lifeng Ding


With urgent emphasis on promoting clean energy use in recent years, the research of finding alternative environmental friendly fuels has attracted wide interest. Methane and hydrogen, as alternative clean fuels that have little sulfur/nitrogen pollutant emission, as well as lower carbon emission compared to petroleum-based fuels, are slowly but gradually expanding their on-board applications. Up to now wide application of methane/hydrogen storage as an alternative on-board fuel has not been achieved yet. In this study, molecular simulations were employed to investigate/design novel and new nanoporous materials for their use in methane/hydrogen storage applications.