Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Using aluminum and water to make clean hydrogen fuel

Using the aluminum-water reaction to generate hydrogen doesn’t produce any greenhouse gas emissions, and it promises to solve the transportation problem for any location with available water.

Using aluminum as our source, we can ‘store’ hydrogen at a density that’s 10 times greater than if we just store it as a compressed gas.

It could be used in fuel cell vehicles, heat-producing boilers, electricity-generating gas turbines, systems for storing renewable energy, and more.


  • Power

Sustainability domain

  • Renewable Energy

Type of innovation

  • Core sciences & engineering

Stakeholder type

  • University researcher
  • Corporate researcher


Relevant for

  • Thermodynamics & heat sciences professional
  • Chemical engineer
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Material sciences professional
  • Power engineer
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Environmental sciences
  • Material sciences
  • Power engineering