DOE Webinar April 3: America's Next Top Energy Innovator Runner-Up Presents Hydrogen Detection Technologies
March 28, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy will present a live webinar on April 3, 2012, featuring Element One, runner-up in America's Next Top Energy Innovator competition, which will present its hydrogen detection technologies. The webinar will take place on April 3 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Element One, Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, developed and patented a unique family of hydrogen and gas sensing technologies that form the basis for a wide array of low cost and reliable gas detection systems, an effort earning them the runner-up position in DOE's "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" competition. These hydrogen detection systems are based on simple chemochromic chemistry that visually indicates the presence or absence of hydrogen. These low cost hydrogen sensors have the ability to indicate the presence of leaking hydrogen at concentrations as low as 0.04%, or 1/100th of the lower flammability limit. Element One has developed similar detection systems and prototypes for several other hazardous gases, including hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and chlorine.
The prolific use of low cost gas sensors, like those developed by Element One, will significantly reduce the potential for undetected releases of hazardous gases in industry and fuel cell energy systems. This technology has the potential to reduce costs while improving the ability to detect leaks wherever such gases are used, whether it is used as a feedstock, reagent, or fuel.
This webinar series is designed to increase knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and applications, identify best practices for hydrogen and fuel cells, and provide information and technical assistance to stakeholders, policy leaders, fuel cell organizations, and others involved in the research, development, and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.