Patent Number: 8,586,261

Title: Techniques for packaging and utilizing solid hydrogen-producing fuel

Abstract: Techniques for packaging and utilizing solid hydrogen-producing fuel are described herein. The fuel may be in the form of a bonded/compressed powder, granules, or pellets. The fuel is packaged in cartridges having hydrogen-permeable enclosures. In operation, the fuel undergoes a hydrogen-releasing Thermally Initiated Hydrolysis (TIH) reaction. A cartridge may comprise one or more fuel chambers, and several cartridges may be assembled together.

Inventors: Kelly; Michael T. (Plainsboro, NJ), Ortega; Jeffrey V. (Camarillo, CA)

Assignee: Protonex Technology Corporation

International Classification: H01M 8/00 (20060101); B65D 21/02 (20060101); H01M 8/22 (20060101); C10L 5/00 (20060101); H01M 8/06 (20060101); B23P 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018