Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies will introduce a “personal hydrogen station”—HydroFill—at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The device consumes 60W DC per hour to produce 10 liters of hydrogen (0.001 kg) per hour, enough to fill a HydroStik metal hydride storage cartridge.
HydroFill plugs into an AC outlet (using an adapter), or to a 60W solar panel or small wind turbine.
In 2006, Horizon introduced solar hydrogen powered toy cars. Horizon will introduce a micro-fuel cell power supply called MiniPak, which extends the off-grid runtimes of small electronic devices including cell phones, lighting products, and many USB powered devices. MiniPak uses a HydroStik cartridge, and has rated net power of 2W, with output of 5V @0.4A, with a capacity of 12 Wh.
Horizon will also present an upgraded version of its larger portable off-grid DC power supply system HydroPak. HydroPak offers 60W output (120W peak) using water-activated sodium borohydride cartridges supplied by Horizon. The system has a generating capacity of 200 Wh.
Horizon says that it is already developing larger-size refueling systems that will enable anything from garden equipment to transportation.