Flexible MOFs May Offer Long Range Natural Gas Tanks

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Berkeley: Flexible MOF cell in collapsed state

One flexible MOF cell in collapsed state (Jarad Mason graphic)

Today there are more than 150,000 natural gas vehicles on the road in the United States, most of them trucks and buses. Despite the unambiguous arguments for this fuel being cleaner, cheaper and domestically produced, buyers are slow to change. A new and innovative way to store methane could speed the development of natural gas-powered cars that don’t require the high pressures or cold temperatures of compressed (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG) according to a UC Berkeley report.  Read more »