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PROTOTYPE FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN
BY MEANS OF CLEAN WATER, AMMONIA AND RECYCLED ALUMINUM

LIFE11 ENV/ES/000593

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New technology to produce electricity from aluminum

2016-10-25



New technology to produce electricity from aluminum

The Institute for Energy Technology (ITE) with JAP Energy Environmental S.L. and INDETEC has completed the development of a new technology that obtaining hydrogen is sought from aluminum waste and ammonia. The main objective of the project was H2ALRECYCLING obtaining hydrogen from aluminum industrial waste using a process based on the reaction between aluminum and water. Hydrogen produced feed a fuel cell, which generates energy to be used in various purposes.


 


It has been found that the use of hydrogen is a viable, cost-effective and clean alternative future expectations, which can be a turning point in the use of energy as currently conceived, bringing society a little more until a solution feasible.


 


This project requires a pilot plant to study and optimize the process variables. The construction of this plant, installed in the Valencian town of Pedralba forms part of the European project Life and have it carried out the relevant tests. Obtain hydrogen in a clean manner without greenhouse gas emissions for electricity generation will soon be a reality.


 


Today, fuel cells and hydrogen are used in defense, telecommunications or space sector, but gradually and thanks to projects like this, new technologies are used in closer to society areas.


This project is a technological challenge for all the Consortium, but mostly it is a future opportunity around which many companies, national and international structure their R & D programs.


 


The project has been funded by the LIFE program, the only financial instrument of the European Union dedicated to the promotion of innovative technologies in environmental matters.




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