Hydrogen at home, new green fuel revolutionon September 8, 2007 at 11:21 am
Home electrolyser! What’s this? The basic idea is that the electrolyser will make hydrogen using energy available from wind, wave, solar or hydro-electric power and water.
A UK company, ITM Power plc, has developed a mechanism which can generate hydrogen in the home to fuel central heating boilers and cookers while drastically cutting CO2 emissions.
The hydrogen produced can be stored and then used as a conventional gas to burn in new or converted central heating boilers and as a fuel for cooking.
ITM has “developed and patented new low cost materials which significantly outperform and undercut those currently being used by other firms involved in the production of electrolysers.”
Stored hydrogen can also be reconverted to electricity using domestic fuel cells or generators to power lighting or other electrical appliances, removing the inconvenience of power cuts for homes and serious supply interruptions for hospitals, schools and businesses.
Link & Image: itm-power