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SiGNa Technology Powers Electric Bike

by Michael McCoy
October 4, 2010 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 88, ISSUE 40

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Credit: SiGNa Chemistry
Credit: SiGNa Chemistry

SiGNa Chemistry, a developer of reagents and catalysts intended to make reactive metals safer and more efficient, has teamed up with Pedego Electric Bikes on a range extender for Pedego’s battery-powered bicycles. SiGNa provides cartridges in which sodium silicide and water react to form hydrogen, which powers a proton exchange membrane fuel cell. The resulting electricity triples the bicycle’s operating range, the partners say.

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