ZincNyx Energy Solutions’ Regenerative Zinc-air Fuel Cell (RZFC) is based on an intellectual property portfolio of more than 20 granted patents.
The fuel for the system is zinc and air – two of the most abundant, accessible, inexpensive and safe resources to be found. And because the air component of the fuel is obtained from the atmosphere and does not need to be stored within the system, the ZincNyx solution is very compact
The power (kW) and energy (kWh) can be scaled separately to service different applications.
Our patented fuel cell technology stabilizes the power grid, making energy sources such as solar, wind, predictable and reliable.
ZincNyx Energy Solutions’ product line is based upon ZincNyx’s unique and patented zinc-air fuel cell technology. Energy is stored in the form of zinc particles, similar in size to grains of sand. When the system is delivering power, the zinc particles are combined with oxygen drawn from the surrounding air. When the system is recharging, the zinc particles are regenerated and the oxygen is returned to the surrounding air.
The Advantages of Zinc:
Zinc as an anode fuel has an advantage over other metals due to its unique set of attributes, which include a low equilibrium potential with respect to hydrogen, electrochemical reversibility, stability in aqueous electrolytes, high specific energy, high volumetric energy density, abundance, low cost, environmental compatibility, and ease of storage and handling.
In particular, its low equilibrium potential and high over-potential for hydrogen reaction make zinc the element with the lowest standard potential among all the elements that can be efficiently reduced from aqueous electrolytes. This makes zinc uniquely suitable for high energy density and high power regenerative fuel cells.