hydrogen bike by acta energy hydrogen bike by acta energy
nov 13, 2009

hydrogen bike by acta energy

hydrogen bike by acta energy image © designboom

designboom spotted this hydrogen bike in the ‘green planet’ area of the 2009 EICMA motor show in milan. the area is dedicated to companies that show their latest models of electric and hybrid vehicles.

with the new invention of acta energy, it is now possible to produce pure hydrogen from water at home and with total safety. the hydrogen is recombined through a fuel cell with the oxygen present in the air: the result of this process is water vapour and electrical current, used to power the bike’s motor.

the hydrogen is stored in a small tank of metal hydride, a metallic powder that acts like a sponge: it absorbs up to 650 times its own volume of hydrogen and releases it at very low pressure. with 600 litres of hydrogen (contained in a one liter metal hydride tank), it is possible to travel almost 100 km at the legal speed limit of 25 km/h.

this portable tank can be recharged at home in a few hours and with low energy consumption by connecting it quickly and easily to the hydrogen generator.

fuel cell power generator image © designboom

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image © designboom the portable hydrogen power generator can be recharged in a short time, simply by connecting it to the acta energy hydrogen generator.

available power: 100 W – 200 W – 1000 W duration: 8 hours / 100 km at the legal speed limit of 25 km/h

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accessoire to cover the battery tank image © designboom

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