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Hundreds of companies over the years have claimed a breakthrough in hydrogen production. This is the latest from JOI Scientific from Florida.
Hydrogen is the most abundant fuel on the planet. The trouble is it is normally bonded or locked to other elements. To break the bonds requires more energy that can be recovered (Electrolysis) or a consumable to chemically unlock the bond. As we saw with Solar trends earlier this year, many claims of low energy inputs fail to reveal the chemical reactions involved. The holy grail is to unlock the hydrogen with minimal energy and or consumables. To date this has not been achieved.
The second problem is storage. The molecules are so small it leaks through anything being compaounded by hydrogen is highly flammable. Not ideal for distribution. This problem is overcome with making hydrogen on demand.
JOI Scientific claims to be able to produce hydrogen on the spot with very little energy input.The energy is only used at the start and enough hydrogen is produced to sustain the reaction and produce surplus hydrogen. The big question is they claim the small electrical input triggers a chemical reaction. What consumable is used in the chemical reaction?
They are not revealing much information about the process and are busy doing another funding round.
One reason I published this story is the excellent video explaining the hydrogen.
The following is a small excerpt from a story by Paul Brinkmann that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel
Stealth company claims hydrogen fuel breakthrough at Space Center
Called Joi Scientific, the company claims to have found a revolutionary process to create hydrogen fuel from water – a new green source of energy.
The company co-founder, veteran technologist Traver Kennedy, says he has landed a significant investment in the company’s Series A round, which is the first institutional investment in venture capital terms.
Kennedy believes Joi’s technology can change the course of history by providing a relatively inexpensive and efficient source of hydrogen fuel.
Among scientists and environmentalists, finding a safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen fuel is considered a “holy grail” to replace fossil fuels. Hydrogen burns cleanly and at high temperatures, without giving off any greenhouse gases.
But hydrogen is also highly explosive and dangerous – the world abandoned all hope of using hydrogen in airships, for example, after the horrific Hindenburg explosion in 1937. But hydrogen fuel has been used widely in the space program at Kennedy, cooled to extremely low temperatures to make it liquid.
There’s a lot that Kennedy is not saying about the company yet, in preparation for a wider reveal early in 2016.
In an interview, he said the tagline for the company, soon to be viewed on its website will be, “Formed by social entrepreneurs and technology leaders, funded by the money that started Silicon Valley.” But he declined to elaborate on the meaning of the term.
There is very little information here, we have to wait and see. I rank this as a chance as they have serious investors and a real scientific and engineering research team. They also raised money from companies that do due diligence. This is the complete opposite of the circus act that was called Solar Hydrogen trends that turned out to be a elementary school science project.
The key is the consumable that is used in the chemical reaction, the cost and how easy it is to reverse.
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