Canadian Researcher Develops New Hydrogen Production Process

Canadian Researcher Develops New Hydrogen Production Process

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently reported that New Brunswick inventor Jim Andersen has patented a new hydrogen extraction method using “caustic soda,” water and aluminum.

According to CBC, the key to Andersen’s invention is that the reaction continues as long as the catalyst, corrosive sodium hydroxide, is supplied with water and aluminum.

“With our system, all you’d have to do is move the aluminum around,” said University of New Brunswick chemist George Jenkins. “If you had water, you could make it wherever you wanted to, so you’d have hydrogen on demand, on site.”

(CBC: 1/21)

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