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Landfill methane used for hydrogen fuel

Catalyx Nanotech is the first company to use methane for nanofiber production. Through a demonstration project at a California landfill, the company was able to split methane into pure hydrogen and carbon to produce nanofibers.  Carbon-based nanofibers can be applied to a number of  uses: medical, energy, protection, textile; in this case, they’ll be used for hydrogren fuel supply.  The company says that by making hydrogen at a local landfill they will avoid a hugely expensive and energy inefficient process of fabricating and transporting the hydrogen.

(via Clean Technia)


September 11, 2009 - Posted by | FKP | , , ,


  1. Hello,
    When you say Hydrogen fuel Supply, is that as in Hydrogen generator fuel? Hydrogen fuel would allow cars to be fueled only with water. I think that would be a wonderful idea but it would take a lot to get the government on board.

    Comment by AW PHG | December 27, 2009 | Reply

    • Hm, the source isn’t clear on the distinction between hydrogen fuel and hydrogen generator fuel. If the latter is currently the more accepted product/process, it’s likely that.

      Comment by freshkillspark | January 4, 2010 | Reply

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