Monday, February 08, 2010
Hydrogen Power on the Water
As reported over at boing-boing, Horizon Fuel Technologies is marketing a table top hydrogen power station that can extract hydrogen from water. (Check out a video from CNN here.) The Hydrofill uses electricity to produce hydrogen that can then be stored in refillable cartridges. The system can pump out 2.5 watts of power. It does require electricity to operate, but this could be provided by a solar cell. So with the proper connections and a supply of water (and water is always nearby when you kayak), another clean alternative to spare batteries could be on the horizon.
It's hoped that the system could be on store shelves later this year, with the cost rumored to be about $200.
No word if it works with salt water.