AlumiFuel Power Inc., a subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW), is an early production stage alternative energy company that generates hydrogen gas and superheated steam through the chemical reaction of aluminum, water and proprietary additives. This technology is ideally suited for niche applications requiring on-site, on-demand fuel sources.
The company announced today that it will be displaying its first production unit lift gas hydrogen generator, the PBIS-1000, at the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, January 18-19, 2010. The unit will be displayed at the booth of Kaymont Consolidated, the world’s largest weather balloon distributor. Kaymont is API’s partner for lift gas applications, encompassing weather and special purpose balloons for military and meteorological customers.
API’s PBIS-1000, manufactured to the company’s specifications by APEX Piping Systems, relies on the robust chemical reaction among aluminum, water and API’s proprietary additives. Operation of the generator is simple: two 32-ounce “aluminum can” cartridges, containing aluminum powder and the additives, are inserted into two reactor vessels in the unit. Water is poured into the unit’s water tank, and a hand pump is then used to inject water into the cartridges, generating 1,000 liters of hydrogen in only 20 minutes.
This fourth generation of the PBIS-1000 hydrogen generator has been designed and developed based on feedback from an unspecified military customer following live demonstrations of earlier generations of the product. The PBIS-1000 is expected to become available for purchase by military and meteorological/weather service customers around the world in the very near future.