World's first demonstration of hydrogen production at high flow rates using scrap materials
Posted Dec 05 2012 8:05am
(1888PressRelease) New hydrogen-for-fuel production process will be demonstrated on January 21, 2013.
Houston, TX - The world's first process using catalytic carbon for producing hydrogen-for-fuel will be shown in Millerton, Oklahoma, on January 21, 2013. Political, business, academia, government, energy sector specialists and professionals will be invited to observe, discuss, and analyze the world's first scalable Hydrogen-On-Demand process requiring minimum power input.
An important characteristic of this new breakthrough is that it requires no external power input after the hydrogen-producing reaction is started, making possible, for the first time, the scale-up to high rates of hydrogen on demand (HOD) using water and scrap materials for fuel.
A growing number of equipment manufacturers are planning the commercialization of this new low-cost, safe method for producing hydrogen fuel at high flow rates by extracting hydrogen from water, using scrap paper and scrap aluminum, two of the world's safest and lowest-cost industrial materials. Phillips Company will use a worldwide central licensing agent to rapidly license this new technology.
Experts agree that hydrogen will command a key role in future renewable energy. For years, the world's clean-energy goal has been to have a relatively cheap, safe, efficient and non-polluting means of producing hydrogen on demand, at very high rates which make hydrogen storage tanks unnecessary. That goal has been met, for the first time, with a new process using safe, low-cost materials.
Research resulted in the discovery that scrap aluminum and scrap paper, when burned, can be subjected to an inexpensive catalytic activation process. Then, this mixture can effectively generate hydrogen gas from water. The process uses more water than scrap materials, and the scrap materials do not have to be pure, making the fuel less expensive. The hydrogen production can operate in pH-neutral water, even if it is dirty, and can operate in sea water, the most abundant source of hydrogen on earth.
The unique thing: This is the world's first method that can produce more energy from the burning or combustion of hydrogen than the small amount of energy required to generate the hydrogen.
Hydrogen is an energy dense and clean fuel, which upon combustion releases only water vapor. Today, most hydrogen is produced from thermoforming and electrolysis. Those methods require large amounts of electrical energy and/or result in excessive carbon-dioxide emissions. An alternative, clean method is to make hydrogen from water. The new process is called CC-HOD, or Catalytic Carbon, Hydrogen on Demand.
Before this new process was developed, the use of hydrogen fuel was limited by the lack of a cheap catalyst that can speed up the generation of hydrogen from water. The new catalytic process is based on chemistry theory that is developed and ready for commercialization. "We are in discussion with potential licensees. Business agreements with additional licensees, particularly manufacturing companies, are planned," said the licensing agent for Phillips Company, Mr. A. Shravah, ashravah ( @ ) gmail dot com
Phillips Company is searching for companies that can produce hardware and commercialize the technology in the form of fuel for vehicles, hydrogen fuel for electric power generation, hydrogen fuel for heating, and hydrogen fuel for water distillation. "We think using hydrogen to fuel ships is promising because the process works well with sea water. More importantly, we think it makes sense to use hydrogen to fuel electric power generators on islands or in remote locations where water is plentiful and cheap, compared to the cost of importing diesel via tanker ships."
These applications are now possible because this process is the world's first method that can be scaled up to produce hydrogen on demand at very high flow rates using catalytic carbon to limit the input energy to only a small amount. Because the hydrogen-producing process uses pH-neutral chemistry, the hardware corrosion problems are virtually nil.
"Introduction of this new technology will first be used as a fuel supplement to increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of existing petroleum fuels. This can be done without modification to existing engines in any way apart from introducing the hydrogen into the air intake manifold of the engine. This has been demonstrated by using hydrogen as a fuel additive in conventional automobiles to increase the mileage (miles per gallon) by more than 30% with no modification to the engine," said a company spokesman.
The hydrogen production demonstration will be held in Millerton, Oklahoma USA on January 21, 2013. French-speaking and Spanish-speaking attendees can register by contacting our Canadian Authorized Agent, Mr. Richard Lepine, AlPlusH2O ( @ ) neew dot ca dot European attendees can register by contacting Bion Technology in England, fred dot davey ( @ ) biongroup dot co dot uk dot Phillips Company, hp ( @ ) valliant dot net, can also register attendees who wish to attend the demonstration dot Attendees will be asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of the registration process dot Contact any of the above for technical information, agenda details and travel recommendations dot
Catalytic Carbon, the world's lowest-cost and best catalyst for producing hydrogen from water is described online at http://www.PhillipsCompany.4T.com/hydrogen.html