HKU Engineering team develops new ultra SS for H2

A research project led by Professor Mingxin Huang at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has made a brand-new breakthrough over conventional stainless steel and the development of stainless steel for hydrogen (SS-H2).
This marks another major achievement by Professor Huang’s team in its ‘Super Steel’ Project, following the development of the anti-COVID-19 stainless steel in 2021, and ultra-strong and ultra-tough Super Steel in 2017 and 2020 respectively.
The new steel developed by the team exhibits high corrosion resistance, enabling its potential application for green hydrogen production from seawater. Its performance in water electrolyser for producing hydrogen is comparable to Titanium now used in the industry, while the cost of the new steel is much cheaper.
The findings have been published in academic journal. The invention is currently applying for patents in multiple countries. Some industrial partners have already expressed interest.

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