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Portable hydrogen-powered generator goes to market in Japan

Startup Scitem sees cartridge-based system paving way for mobility solutions

The briefcase-like contraption allows Scitem's customers to easily draw power from replaceable hydrogen canisters. (Photo courtesy of Scitem)

KANAZAWA, Japan -- Japanese startup Scitem will begin marketing this spring a portable emergency power generation system fueled by replaceable hydrogen cartridges.

The power generators are about the size of a briefcase. The hydrogen from the cartridges -- which look like gas canisters -- reacts with oxygen in the air to produce electricity through an internal hydrogen fuel cell.

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