Hydrogen storage capacity of boron substituted carbon materials synthesized by the carbonization of resorcinol and triethylborate as carbon and boron sources respectively is reported. The effects of the boron-doping and carbonization temperature and the role of functional groups have been investigated. The hydrogen adsorption capacity has been studied with a high pressure volumetric analyzer (HPVA) and a maximum of 5.9 wt% hydrogen storage capacity was observed at 298 K and 100 bar pressure. At 77 K in both carbon samples (namely BC-600 or BC-800) show only fractional weight percent of hydrogen sorption (1.1 and 0.5 wt%). The nearly 5 weight % hydrogen storage was obtained by loading heteroatom (B) to carbon sample at 298 K and 100 bar. © 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC.