Horizon will unveil at the CES 2010 a personal hydrogen station for your home. The Horizon HYDROFILL is a small desktop device that
simply plugs into the AC, a solar panel or a small wind turbine, automatically extracts hydrogen
from its water tank and stores it in a solid form in small refillable cartridges.
The cartridges contain metallic alloys that absorb hydrogen into their crystalline structure, and release it back at low pressures, removing concerns about storing hydrogen at high pressure.
This storage method also creates the highest volumetric energy density of any form of hydrogen storage, even higher than liquid hydrogen. Unlike conventional batteries, these cartridges carry more energy capacity, are cheaper, and do not contain any environmentally-harmful heavy metals.
In addition to making many new fuel cell products possible, the refueling device enables a lower cost, scalable, and consumer-centric hydrogen supply model which eliminates the dependence on large-scale fueling infrastructure investments.
Via the Horizon Fuel Cell site.
Horizon is making fuel cell technology accessible for all of us. Back in 2007 they introduced the Hydrocar Fuel Cell Toy Car.