Produce High-Pressure Hydrogen From Any Water
SiGNa has developed a new low-temperature method for stabilizing alkali metal-silicide powders that can be used to instantly generate H2 from its reaction with any water. The by-products of this reaction are environmentally benign, producing alkali metal silicates. The material is a free-flowing powder that is easily handled in dry air. It does not react with oxygen and absorbs moisture from air slowly without ignition. These advantageous properties combine to make these materials convenient sources of H2 for portable fuel cell applications.