Radical, disruptive hydrogen storage technology

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

Formate Bicarbonate Cycle for Hydrogen & Energy Storage

A circular & catalytic reaction

Hydro X disruptive technology uses the formate-bicarbonate cycle to store and transport hydrogen into a safe and energy-efficient water-based carrier, thus redefining the paradigm of hydrogen operations.

The breakthrough of Hydro X technology relies in both the catalyst and the process.

The catalyst is made of palladium on substrate, manufactured in the proprietary process developed by Hydro X.

The process involves chemical charging of hydrogen on potassium bicarbonate (a commercially available material commonly known and used as “baking soda”) within Hydro X systems and converting it into an aqueous solution containing water and potassium formate, another commercially available material commonly used for de-icing of airplanes wings.

This process is totally reversible and circular enabling to store and release hydrogen, again and again at extremely high conversion rate.

A circular & catalytic reaction

Hydro X disruptive technology uses the formate-bicarbonate cycle to store and transport hydrogen into a safe and energy-efficient water-based carrier, thus redefining the paradigm of hydrogen operations.

The breakthrough of Hydro X technology relies in both the catalyst and the process.

The catalyst is made of palladium on substrate, manufactured in the proprietary process developed by Hydro X.

The process involves chemical charging of hydrogen on potassium bicarbonate (a commercially available material commonly known and used as “baking soda”) within Hydro X systems and converting it into an aqueous solution containing water and potassium formate, another commercially available material commonly used for de-icing of airplanes wings.

This process is totally reversible and circular enabling to store and release hydrogen, again and again at extremely high conversion rate.

Water-based: completely safe

Hydro X uses non-flammable, non-explosive and non-toxic materials, reducing significantly the CapEx costs and the investments required for hydrogen storage and transportation infrastructure.

Uses water as a storage medium

Non-flammable

Non-toxic

Non-explosive

All other competitive technologies use either flammable, explosive or toxic materials.  Even the most modern liquid organic hydrogen carriers use dibenzyl toluene or toluene, all toxic materials.

Water-based: completely safe

Hydro X uses non-flammable, non-explosive and non-toxic materials, reducing significantly the CapEx costs and the investments required for hydrogen storage and transportation infrastructure.

Uses water as a storage medium

Non-flammable

Non-toxic

Non-explosive

All other competitive technologies use either flammable, explosive or toxic materials.  Even the most modern liquid organic hydrogen carriers use dibenzyl toluene or toluene, all toxic materials.

Unparalleled energy efficiency

Competitive technologies require extreme conditions of temperature and/or pressure resulting in high energy consumption and expensive costs. Hydro X uses commercially available and commonly used material for the storage and release cycles, at near-room temperature and pressure conditions, with extremely high energy efficiency.

Close-to-Ambient Temperature and Pressure

Storage at 35⁰C and 10 bar and release at 50-70⁰C and 1 bar require a very small amount of energy

per kg of Hydrogen

Hydro X technology requires less than 2.5kWh to store and release 1kg of hydrogen.

Cost Advantage

A radical disruption vs. other innovative technologies which require above 13kWh