Fuel cell development & deployment for various stationary and mobile applications is gradually gaining momentum. From powering vehicles to storing and generating energy on the electrical grid level, fuel cells present a valuable opportunity. The fuel powering them is hydrogen, and storing it takes a lot of space or expensive pressurized equipment. A economical technology to store hydrogen in a compact manner, without compromising delivery requirements, is a vital step towards realizing the full potential of fuel cells.
ICL is exploring oxidizers other than oxygen, primarily bromine, to counterpart the hydrogen fuel. Our aim is to provide an energy storage alternative for grid level needs. Solutions based on magnesium hydride are of special interest to us as a manufacturer of magnesium metal, and magnesium derivatives. Other solutions may be considered as well.
ICL is a leader in the production and marketing of bromine and bromine compounds accounting for 40% of the world supply of bromine. With a heritage dating back to the early 20th Century, ICL has maintained an unwavering focus on innovation, striving to achieve the highest standards across all aspects of our business. Energy storage presents yet another area in which ICL could offer its innovative solutions.