Photo: Harvesting hydrogen

Photo: Harvesting hydrogen

Summary: Signa Chemistry uses kinder, gentler version of sodium to produce hydrogen.

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    Signa Chemistry has created a method for mixing sodium and water to create hydrogen--sans the sparks and heat that are normally generated. The company mixes sodium with silica gel or crystalline silicon to create a powder that essentially strips electrons from the sodium molecules in advance. When water is introduced, the chemical reaction proceeds calmly.

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