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
Company: Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
Subscribe to Continue Reading
Uh oh–you've read all five of your free articles for this month.
Insider Online Only
$19.95/yr US PRICE
No One Knows How Much Oil Is Being Stored Around the World
Many countries keep their reserves a secret, meaning the price of oil is based on a huge amount of guesswork.
New Way to Boost Crop Production Doesn’t Rely on GMOs or Pesticides
Researchers are fiddling with the plant equivalent of gut bacteria.
Cheap Gas and Big Cars Are Killing Obama’s Fuel Economy Push
Americans continue to favor light-duty trucks and SUVs.