Sodium Silicide Powers New Charger | February 21, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 8 | pp. 17-18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 21, 2011

Sodium Silicide Powers New Charger

Department: Business
Keywords: fuel cell, hydrogen, sodium silicide
SiGNa touts its chargers as offering consistent power, unlike batteries.
Credit: SiGNa
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SiGNa touts its chargers as offering consistent power, unlike batteries.
Credit: SiGNa

SiGNa Chemistry has struck a deal with Stockholm-based myFC to supply a hydrogen-generating cartridge for use in myFC’s PowerTrekk mobile phone charger, which is based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. The cartridge, called mobile-H2, is based on sodium silicide, which when reacted with water forms hydrogen in a rapid but controllable reaction, SiGNa says. SiGNa CEO Michael Lefenfeld sees a market for the chargers with outdoor enthusiasts and business users in emerging markets.

 
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