You can't fill your fuel cell Equinox with it, but the Horizon HydroFill will soon allow people to generate hydrogen at home with water and electricity and use it to power USB devices. The HydroFILL comes from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, makers of little hydrogen cars, and will be unveiled at CES this week.
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
The toy we've featured more than any other on AutoblogGreen (as far as I can remember) is the H-Racer, a hydrogen-powered car. Looks like we're not the only ones paying attention. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and BusinessWeek have named the H-Racer and the compatible Hydrogen Station Set, made by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, the Consumer Silver Award Winner in the 2007 International Design Excellence Awards. There were 81 winners out of 1691 entries.
In their third annual Bottom Line Design Awards for ingenuity in business success, Business 2.0 and Frog Design have awarded the H-racer hydrogen fuel-cell powered toy as one of "the 11 coolest new products on the Planet." The toy car, created by Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, comes complete with its own solar powered hydrogen refuelling station to provide a truly renewable energy solution. Batteries are definitely not included.
A few days ago I had a post about a fuel-cell kit for R/C racers from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. The fuel cell replaces the standard battery pack in 1/10th scale cars. Now comes an update that the 30-watt fuel-cell option will cost around $1,500, and there's already a waiting list. Horizon says cars can go over 20 mph and will run up to 45 minutes on a single tank of fuel. Too bad they won't be ready in time for Christmas. The units aren't expected to ship until early next year.
R/C racers can now harness the power of a real fuel cell, thanks to Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. The H-cell plugs into 1/10th scale electric R/C cars, replacing the traditional 7.2-volt NiCad battery. The conversion kit comes with an air-cooled PEM fuel cell, an electronic control unit and scaled-down fuel storage tanks that hold 20 to 40 liters of solid-state hydrogen. The fuel-cell kit can also be adapted to electric boats, planes and robots. Horizon earlier this year released the H-racer,