RTI International has won a four-year, $1.6 million grant to help fund studies into hydrogen fuel storage research.

The goal is to develop “a stable and recyclable hydrogen source for environmentally clean fuel-cell powered vehicles,” RTI said in a statement.

The funding is coming from the US Department of Energy.

RTI plans to develop an on-board fuel system for hydrogen-powered vehicles that incorporates a material called aminoborane. When heated, the material decomposes and produces nearly 20 percent of its weight as hydrogen, RTI said.

Other participants in the project include the State Scientific Research Center of the Russian Federal and ATK/Thiokol, which is based in Utah.

RTI: www.rti.org