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Organic Catalyst for Higher Rate of Hydrogen Generation & Efficient Solid-State Storage

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Background: A comparably priced but more active catalyst in the process to solidify hydrogen that overcomes its significant barrier to automotive adoption is a move toward sustainability environmental protection and energy independence. Storing hydrogen safely and efficiently must be accomplished before it can be a widespread mainstay fuel source because it is a gas in standard conditions. Based on the simple molecular gas H2 this domestic and environmentally “green” fuel must be stored on-board a vehicle in heavy pressurized cylinders that are difficult to carry as a supply when traveling relatively far. When stored as a solid hydrogen could overthrow refined petroleum fuel as the source to power the market of over 1 billion cars worldwide. A route to overcoming this by converting H2 to its solid state relies significantly on catalysts in the process of H2 generation from a borohydride solution. Conventional catalysts are often inorganic metallic powders that are not as active as a newly invented organic catalyst that offers a higher rate of hydrogen generation at a comparable cost. Technology Description: A method using the organic pigment catalyst the critical aspect of this technology calls for immersing the catalyst in borohydride solution for a controllable rate of on-board hydrogen gas generation for fuel cells or combustion engines primarily in vehicles. These catalysts accelerate the reaction by acting as an oxidizing agent toward the borohydride ion and a reducing agent of the production of hydrogen. With this type of catalyst H2 generation from a borohydride solution can be accomplished with readily available materials versatility reliability and accuracy. The new way of hydrogen release enables accurate and economical material and fuel consumption. Applications: Hydrogen-fueled applications Patent Status: US 7722853

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1) Higher rate of hydrogen generation 2) Safe and effective hydrogen storage 3) On-board and on-demand usefulness 4) Supports environmentally sustainable fuel

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