What is Alane?
Alane is a fuel made of aluminum and hydrogen chemically bonded together. It is a solid, much like aluminum, but when you heat it up, it releases the hydrogen so that it can be used by a fuel cell to generate electricity with no carbon emissions. The aluminum is left behind to be “recharged” with hydrogen and turned back into more Alane.
It is safe: It is converted to electricity by heating to release the hydrogen at low pressure to feed a fuel cell. The U.S. Army conducted ballistics tests that determined Alane is non-explosive.
It is convenient: It can be shipped safely through standard channels over land, air and sea.
It is durable: The fuel can be stored in either hot or cold conditions, with minimal degradation in extreme heat.