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

Recycled and scrap aluminum

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GenHydro™ Processing

GH processing

Solid fuel

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renewable hydrogen and energy

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Waste to hydrogen process diagram
How it works
Step 1

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

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 external cracks in the aluminum, hydrogen bubbles begin to form under the surface. As this pressure builds, the hydrogen is freed, breaking the new oxidized aluminum into submicron particles, and releasing high levels of thermal energy

Step 4

The reaction is completed with a mix of hydrogen, aluminum oxide, and excess steam exiting the reactor and going through a series of separation steps. Excess steam is recycled to keep the reaction going without the need for additional energy input

Hydrogen reactor system

GenHydro™ Reactor System

The GenHydro GH-1 reactor system at just 2.5m x 2m x 3m, is being constructed and tested at our facility. Upon testing completion, this system will be implemented for commercial use with a GenHydro partner