After successful projects for iron fuel, Steam Iron is the newest project of SOLID. With this project SOLID is expanding its scope. It is focused on storing hydrogen in the form of iron by using steam instead of burning iron. This is the first project trying to use this technology. When successful, this project can form the basis for new innovative hydrogen storage solutions.
Its goal is to explore the possibility to store hydrogen in iron. In this way hydrogen can be used at any moment and in a safe manner, which is a big advantage of this method. In this project, we aim to build an installation that shows that hydrogen, and thus energy, is released when adding steam to iron.
The budget for the project comes from subsidies, which are still pending. With this subsidy and the subsidy from the Eindhoven University of Technology we hope to be able to build the aimed installation.