Formate Bicarbonate Cycle for Hydrogen & Energy Storage

Radical, disruptive hydrogen storage technology

At the crossroads of advanced chemistry and materials engineering, Hydro X is reinventing hydrogen storage technology.

The core technology breakthrough relies in both the catalyst and the process. The catalyst is made of palladium on substrate, manufactured in the unique process developed by Hydro X. The process involves chemical charging of hydrogen on potassium bicarbonate (a “soda-like” material) within Hydro X systems and converting it into a solution containing water and formate.

Water-based: the greenest hydrogen

Hydro X has developed a real-green hydrogen storage technology based on a mix of water and a material similar to baking soda. Competitive technologies use dibenzyl toluene or toluene, all toxic materials and less safe than Hydro X aqueous liquid.

Uses water as a storage medium

Not inflammable, nontoxic, neutral

Unparalleled energy efficiency

Competitive technologies require high temperature and pressure resulting in high energy consumption, expensive costs and impractical processes. Hydro X uses commercially available and commonly used material for the charge/discharge cycle, at near-room temperature and pressure conditions, involving very low energy consumption.

Energy Efficient

Charging at 35⁰C and 10 bar and discharging at 70⁰C and 1 bar require a very small amount of energy.

Cost Advantage

Main competition - requires above 13kWh to load and discharge 1kg of hydrogen (while about 16kWh can be delivered from 1kg of hydrogen by fuel cells).

A Radical Disruption

Hydro X technology, which requires only 2-2.5kWh, is game changing, enabling the emergence of the hydrogen era.