New Hydrogen Tech May Eliminate CO2 Problem

The current means of generating hydrogen for fuel results in a release of carbon dioxide emissions. Researchers think aluminum may be the solution to the pollution.
December 31, 2009, 9am PST | Tim Halbur
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A company called AlumiFuel Power claims that it has created a more efficient means of generating hydrogen for fuel.

Michael Kanellos writes, "AlumiFuel says it can generate 1,000 liters of hydrogen in 20 minutes by mixing water with two 32-ounce cans of aluminum powder and other additives. The reaction between the water and the aluminum and chemical powders creates the hydrogen. (Aluminum has a strong urge to react with oxygen, which is why aluminum powder gets used as an accelerant in rocket fuel.) Carbon dioxide does not get produced in the reaction."

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Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 in greentechmedia
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