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Hydrogen fuel cartridge .. let's power bikes ?

As "green" hydrogen production and storage has become an EU green deal central strategic axis, more and more innovative solutions emerge from academic and industrial players.

Early this month, the Fraunhofer institute published an article presenting a prototype of what we can call "hydrogen power paste":


hydrogen power paste (source : Fraunhofer institute)


The principle behind is to create a magnesium hydride paste (whereas a high quantity of hydrogen is stored). When water is added to the mix, hydrogen gas is produced and can be used in a fuel cell to create electricity. 

In the previously published article describing hydrogen fuel principles and applications, we mentioned that this H2 energy source was particularly suited for heavy transportation such as trains, trucks, or boats. This power paste concept is particularly interesting for light mobility or applications where there are no refill stations neither H2 storage tanks easily available. One can think of Hydrogen bikes, scooters, or transportable small electricity production units.

Stay tuned for more developments on this extraordinary Hydrogen revolution !   


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