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Hydrogen on Demand

February 23, 2010

Supply-chain challenges have kept the hydrogen economy from becoming a reality, but the Hydrofill refueling station bypasses those problems by letting users make their own fuel. The desktop-sized unit, which can be powered from an AC adapter or an optional solar panel, electrolyzes water to make hydrogen gas. The gas is stored as a solid in metal hydride cartridges, which take an hour to fill; the cartridges can then be used in a handheld fuel-cell recharger that supplies power to portable electronics.

Courtesy of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technologies

Product: Hydrofill Cost: $500

Availability: 2010

Source: www.horizonfuelcell.com

Company: Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies