absorbed natural gas
The Auto industry has become a leader in new technology for fuel economy and pollution reduction. With considerable sources available and a low pollution factor, methane is a natural choice as petroleum replacement in cars and other mobile applications.
Dr. Zhou led an ARPA-E funded award to develop Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) for vehicles which reduces the need for expensive multi-stage gas compressors and dangerous pressurized gas cylinders. In adsorption technologies a guest molecule such as methane or hydrogen adheres to the surface of materials, maximizing the energy density of a system where the adsorbent has a high surface area. Partnered with industry, framergy is bringing to market ANG vehicles.