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Quantum announces a new technology for natural gas and hydrogen fuel storage

News International-French

11 Jun 2013

The company announces that it has developed an alternative new technology leap for lightweight carbon composite compressed natural gas and hydrogen fuel tanks.

This new technology uses  selective fiber placement that leads to significant reduction in weight and cost – demonstrating more than 20% reduction in material utilization. The underlying methodology for the design and analysis of discrete composite elements was developed by Quantum, and the manufacturing process involving discontinuous reinforcing fibers was further developed and demonstrated under collaboration with the Boeing Company and the Pacific Northwest National Labs, under sponsorship by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the US Department of Energy. Past Department of Energy programs at Quantum have led to technology advancements that have been successfully implemented in production tanks.

Quantum produces light and high capacity natural gas and hydrogen on-board storage systems in the world. Developed at Quantum's technology campus in Lake Forest, California, Quantum's advanced natural gas storage systems provide dramatic weight reduction, increased fuel storage capacity, and the capability to quickly integrate these systems. Quantum combines nearly 20 years of system integration experience with strong expertise in software, calibration, fuel system integration, emission and durability testing, validation, and manufacturing capabilities.

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