Hydrogen Storage Container Technology Available for Licensing

State: Tennessee
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 81 - Containers, Packaging, and Packing Supplies
NAICS Category:
  • 493110 - General Warehousing and Storage
  • 541519 - Other Computer Related Services
  • 541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jul 22, 2020
Due Date: Aug 11, 2020
Solicitation No: ORNL-TT-2020-06
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Hydrogen Storage Container Technology Available for Licensing
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  • Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Jul 21, 2020 12:18 pm EDT
  • Original Published Date: Jun 05, 2020 11:56 am EDT
  • Updated Response Date: Aug 11, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
  • Original Response Date: Jul 10, 2020
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Updated Inactive Date: Aug 12, 2020
  • Original Inactive Date: Jul 11, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
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  • Place of Performance:
    Oak Ridge , TN 37830

UT-Battelle, LLC, acting under its Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the management and operation of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is seeking a commercialization partner for a hydrogen storage container technology. The ORNL Technology Transfer Office will accept licensing applications through July 10, 2020.

Low-cost off-board bulk stationary storage of hydrogen is a critical part in the hydrogen infrastructure, which is well recognized in the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Program Multi-Year Research Development and Demonstration Plan. Research towards low cost and reliable bulk stationary storage for high-pressure hydrogen is still evolving. This invention presents a design for stationary storage of high-pressure hydrogen. The safety and economic concerns are the main drivers for the proposed design. The key technical features of the conceptual design include: use of cost-effective commodity materials; novel vessel design to mitigate hydrogen embrittlement of materials; high-productivity and low-cost fabrication technologies; and embedded sensors to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the storage system.

This technology was originally developed using Department of Energy federal funds.

Additional background and technical information may be found on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Technology Transfer website (https://www.ornl.gov/technology-transfer)

Please contact Nestor Franco, Commercialization Manager, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 865-574-0534, francone@ornl.gov with any questions and to obtain a license application for this opportunity.

Intellectual Property

UTB ID 201102585, Hydrogen storage Container, U.S. Patent # 9,562,646.

UTB ID 201503503, Hydrogen storage System with Cryogenic Supply.

Contact Information
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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory PO Box 2008
  • Oak Ridge , TN 37831
  • USA
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Jun 5, 2020[Special Notice (Original)] Hydrogen Storage Container Technology Available for Licensing

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