The Hydrogen Dilemma
While hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, it is rarely found on Earth outside of its presence in more complex molecules such as water and a great variety of carbon-based organic compounds. Clean burning H2 gas for commercial and industrial use can only be generated from these compounds by either an electrolysis event or a catalyst event that separates the hydrogen atoms from other atoms in the compound. Once separated, hydrogen is a highly volatile and easily combustible gas that must be contained safely immediately. Because of this, all current hydrogen separation processes require large, expensive, and energy guzzling machinery to exploit.
In addition, the H2 molecule is the smallest and lightest naturally-occurring stable molecule in existence which makes storage and transportation of hydrogen gas especially complex and expensive. For most applications, the infrastructure required to produce and distribute hydrogen for mass consumption is too costly and offers a multitude of safety concerns -- and is thus non-existent.
To date, no competing hydrogen separation processes have been able to solve this dilemma by providing manufacturers and end-users an on-demand, constant stream of hydrogen gas at a consistent and steady concentration level that is both non-volatile and safe to burn in any application.