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Requimte/CQFB, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnología, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal

Abstract. The current status of adsorbed natural gas technology for the vehicle fueling sector is reviewed. It is shown that there are solutions to the all of the problems associated to adsorption storage, and that it is possible to build a light, compact, and efficient system for storage, distribution, and dispensing of natural gas. The practical achievement of this objective is essential for the natural gas vehicle to create a strong and sustained interest of the automotive market.

Key words: Natural gas; adsorption storage; gaseous fuels; natural gas vehicles

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