PK's system is safe, clean, and scalable and holds more energy than a lithium ion battery, costing less, and recharges in 5 minutes.
Our patented technology can be embedded into customers’ products or integrated into existing infrastructure. We are making hydrogen practical for real world applications.
Hydrogen is the world's cleanest and most abundant source of energy. Early adoption of hydrogen employed high pressured and liquid (cryo) storage tanks. Unfortunately fueling these tanks is costly and the supporting infrastructure is maintenance intensive.
PK is the first company to pursue hydrogen in the form of a light-activated nano-structured thin film. Plasma Kinetics' success is in our unique ability to filter out hydrogen from exhaust gases "like a sponge" with low temperature and pressure - reducing cost. Captured hydrogen is contained indefinitely, releasing with light on demand. Plasma Kinetics advancements offer the means for zero-carbon hydrogen, it's an economical and safe hydrogen transport and infrastructure system. Our technology scales to fit the power demand of any application.
Most hydrogen used today derives from separating hydrogen from natural gas and electrolysis which consumes large amounts of energy and produce by-products hazardous to the environment. The move toward hydrogen is primarily impeded by the lack of cost-effective infrastructure which can capture and dispense hydrogen gas.
Plasma Kinetics Hydrogen Energy System is the only zero-carbon hydrogen production solution. Our technology is capable of producing metric tons of hydrogen daily with zero-carbon production. In addition, we need minimal infrastructure and can transport the hydrogen safely world-wide.
We are able to remove green-house-gases from smokestacks and produce metric tons of pure hydrogen from the stream without needing to use any energy. No pumps, no electricity, no chemicals, no energy. We are the only solution which can claim 100% carbon free production, storage, and delivery of hydrogen. Our products are recyclable, and our manufacturing is 100% zero-carbon. No other technology can make this claim.
Plasma Kinetics will enter commercial markets with a technology which rapidly collects and safely stores hydrogen. This follow-on technology, from a U.S. Department of Defense application, captures hydrogen, stores it for long periods, and releases it for stationary and transportation applications.
Plasma Kinetics proprietary nanophotonic material absorbs hydrogen at standard atmospheric pressure and temperature. The material absorbs metric tons of hydrogen in minutes. Hydrogen is released by controlled light at 99.99+% purity.
Plasma Kinetics employs a layered nanophotonic structure with proprietary shape memory alloy that interacts with light. Individual layers are only angstroms thick, and nanolithography provides surface structures which support release of hydrogen with light.
Plasma Kinetics captures gas from smokestacks. Hydrogen is extracted from the gas and stored in solid form. Carbon free capture lowers green-house-gas and produces hydrogen. Plasma Kinetics technology also captures green solar-to-hydrogen or wind-to-hydrogen from electrolysis without pressure.
Storage is 30% lighter, 7% smaller, and 17% less expensive than Lithium-ion battery per kWh. Plasma Kinetics Energy Systems are heavier and larger than compressed gas above 350 bar. Plasma Kinetics technology is more ecological and economical than compressed H2 without needing reforming energy, pump energy, pressure or carbon-fiber tanks.
Plasma Kinetics technology does not require a compressed gas infrastructure to produce, move, distribute or deliver hydrogen. 19L containers provided at convenience stores allow customers to return empty containers in exchange for recharged containers. Non-flammable hydrogen storage allows transported via air, truck, rail, or ship without restriction. Swapping containers takes less than 5 minutes and recharging of containers takes 5 to 30 minutes. Vehicles and aircraft can be hot-swappable (without engine shut-off) to allow more time on the road or in the air.
Comparative Storage Technologies
Plasma Kinetics hydrogen storage is a reversible solid-state which differs from compressed, liquid and metal hydride storage systems.
Green plants use chlorphyll to store light energy in a process called photosynthesis. The central atom of chlorphyll is magnesium. Magnesium is used in both Plasma Kinetics energy storage systems and metal hydride storage systems. Plasma Kinetics storage interacts with light. Metal hydrides do not interact with light. The table below demonstrates differences between Plasma Kinetics and other hydrogen storage methods.
Plasma Kinetics is poised to offer one of the safest and cleanest round-trip energy solutions.
Plasma Kinetics technology does not need a compressed gas infrastructure to produce, move or distribute hydrogen. 19L containers can be provided at convenience stores. Customers will be able return empty containers in exchange for recharged containers. The stored hydrogen is non-flammable. Containers of hydrogen can be transported via truck, rail, or ship without restriction. Distribution to city, town or rural community can happen immediately without the need to build compressed hydrogen gas stations. Plasma Kinetics systems are slightly larger, and only moderately heavier, than compressed gas carbon-fiber tanks at 700 bar. But solid storage containers are much easier to manage than compressed gas, and have a lower overall energy cost, and a cleaner fabrication process.
Plasma Kinetics is planning the introduction of 19L containers with 500 g of H2 for mobile applications (aircraft, vehicles, and boats). Larger containers of 67 m3 and 76 m3 will have 500 kg and 1000 kg of H2. The larger containers are used for hydrogen production, storage, and delivery to stationary or large mobile (ship and rail) applications. All products are lighter, smaller, and less expensive than lithium-ion batteries. All products are zero-carbon and are also reusable and recyclable.
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