Neah Power’s BuzzBar™ Recharging Suite Whitepaper

Neah Power’s forthcoming BuzzBar Recharging Suite is a game-changer. For the first time, consumers will no longer be tied to one power source to recharge their mobile electronic devices.

The BuzzBar is the first product to market that al- lows for multiple power sources including; plug-in grid power, AA battery power (BuzzBat), solar power (BuzzSol), and liquid fuel cell power (found exclusive- ly in Neah Power’s BuzzCell technology).

Neah Power has been developing the technology for the Recharging Suite for over two years at their labs in Bothell, Washington just outside of Seattle. The product suite has been through multiple iterations and is now in final prototyping and in the hands of select consumers and commercial partners for final evaluation.

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Formic Acid Reformer

Enabling automotive and grid scale fuel cells

Fuel cells are considered one of the cleanest methods of converting fuel into electricity, with minimal to no global warming byproducts. Their potential to generate ultra clean electricity is driving increased adoption of automotive and grid scale fuel cells. Cars with fuel cells will enable the vision of true zero- emission vehicles, since all–electric vehicles merely move the source of greenhouse gas emissions to the point of electricity generation. Similarly grid scale fuel cells provide near zero greenhouse gas emission for electricity generation. One additional, key advantage of fuel cells are their “instantly rechargeable” nature, as opposed to traditional batteries. One of the main limiters with the adoption of automotive fuel cells and grid scale fuel cells is the use of hydrogen as a fuel. Compressed hydrogen as a fuel source, when used in automobiles, has associated safety issues, and there is only limited, and cost-prohibitive to expand, infrastructure in place to for the purchase and distribution of compressed hydrogen on a consumer basis. Similarly, grid scale storage typical fuel cell installations require an onsite hydrogen generation plant or a natural gas pipeline, both of which can add significant cost.

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Increasing Mission Endurance for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Position paper by Neah Power Systems and Silent Falcon UAS Technologies

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are either privately, military or government owned. They are getting more ubiquitous, whether for monitoring farmland, forests for early detection of forest fires, international borders, stealth missions, and possibly for package deliveries to homes! UAV usage falls into two main categories: surveillance purposes or carrying sensors for a wide variety of commercial purposes. The popularity of these UAVs, also known as drones, lies in their ability to remain in air for hours on end. Most UAVs are powered by batteries, solar panels, internal combustion engines (diesel or gasoline) or a combination of these. Increasing the time the UAV is airborne is critical for mission duration and thereby reducing cost of ownership. Increasingly, UAV developers have started evaluating fuel cells as a power source for the UAV.

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