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A Novel Solution To A Global Problem

While powerplant-style centralized renewable energy will play a major role in the future of our world, decentralized clean energy production (like solar panels on a roof) is growing in popularity and will collectively have a massive contribution. But what about something more dynamic, that can provide decentralized industrial-scale energy regardless of sunlight or wind conditions, and can do it on demand? This is where GenHydro’s technology comes in.

The GenHydro system utilizes waste metals like aluminum, to separate hydrogen from H2O and also cogenerate thermal and electrical energy. This technology means decentralized, scalable, and reliable emissions-free energy that can meet the needs of a variety of users while also growing a network of green hydrogen production.

Extracting energy from waste aluminum

Our novel reactant-based approach produces on-demand green hydrogen that is economically and commercially scalable today

Waste to Hydrogen + Energy

Fundamentally what GenHydro does is waste to hydrogen + energy. We source waste aluminum, process it into our reactant powder (solid fuel), and use this solid fuel in modular GenHydro reactors, placed at a customer’s location, for emissions-free on-site hydrogen production and clean energy generation.


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1. Recycled and scrap aluminum

Recycling Truck
Scrap Metal Sourcing

Scrap Metal Sourcing

We source waste aluminum from scrap yards, aggregators, manufacturers, and waste management organizations

2. GenHydroâ„¢ Processing

Processing Facility
Scrap Processing

Scrap Processing

The scrap aluminum is processed by GenHydro into a fine powder and combined with a reaction promoter chemical, completing the reactant production step

3. Solid

Solid Fuel Truck
Solid Fuel Shipping

Solid Fuel Shipping

Instead of shipping hydrogen (which is very difficult to do), we ship our solid fuel to reactors installed at a customer's location. This means low-cost shipping for on-site hydrogen production even in difficult-to-reach locations

4. renewable hydrogen and energy

Renewable Hydrogen and Energy
Hydrogen Production Cogeneration

Hydrogen Production

Using a combination of our solid fuel and steam the GenHydro system maintains a continuous flow of hydrogen with no CO2 emissions. The reaction will sustain itself as long as solid fuel and steam are supplied. That means that once up and running, the system is completely self-sustaining!


Excess heat and steam produced by the GenHydro system can be used to produce emissions-free electrical energy, and the thermal energy can be used to reduce gas and electrical requirements for heating and manufacturing

How it works
Aluminum ball

Step 1

Aluminum scrap is milled down to micron-sized particles and combined with a chemical promoter that will assist the reaction

Aluminum ball with steam

Step 2

When exposed to high pressure and high temperature steam, the surface of the aluminum begins to corrode within milliseconds, taking the oxygen from the steam and freeing the hydrogen gas

Step 3

As the steam makes its way through the aluminum particle, hydrogen forms under the surface building pressure until the hydrogen is freed. The oxidized aluminum breaks into smaller particles and releases thermal (heat) energy

Step 4

The reaction is completed with a mix of hydrogen, aluminum oxide, and steam exiting the reactor and going through a series of separation steps. Excess steam is recycled to keep the reaction going

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