TECHNOLOGY:  

On-demand hydrogen generation from water at room temperature using our proprietary nanomaterial.

AFFILIATION:   NanoHydroChem LLC, Buffalo, New York, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Energy & Resilience
Area: Power Generation
Tech Readiness: TRL 3

Tech Brief: Our proprietary nanomaterial generates hydrogen gas from water at room temperature on-demand. There is no need to store hydrogen gas for energy conversion using fuel cells. With our technology, we can develop a high energy density source of power for portable applications such as UAV, AUV and soldier power systems.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: High energy density source of power, which provides longer operation time. Longer runtime provides cost savings in many applications such as intelligence, security, surveillance, inspection and exploration. Opportunity to carry more energy hungry systems and payload. Plug and play cartridges make the system ready to operate at any time and any location. No hydrogen storage makes the system as safe as possible. No need for external energy makes the system less complex than hydrogen storage systems using chemical hydrides. Hydrogen generation from water provides some humidity, which as good for PEM fuel cells. Opportunity to use sea water makes this technology perfect for underwater vehicles because there is no need to carry water. Therefore, the energy density increases more than 2 times. Opportunity to use non-pure water and urine makes this technology perfect for soldier portable power systems. No need for external energy makes the system less complex than hydrogen storage systems using chemical hydrides. Hydrogen generation from water provides some humidity, which as good for PEM fuel cells. Opportunity to use sea water makes this technology perfect for underwater vehicles because there is no need to carry water. Therefore, the energy density increases more than 2 times. Opportunity to use non-pure water and urine makes this technology perfect for soldier portable power systems.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Early Stage Startup
Website: http://www.buffalo.edu
Booth Number: W715