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Home > Press > AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Develops New Reactor

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Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc. ("API"), the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW), (the "Company"), announced today that it is developing and testing a new smaller scale reactor, which has enabled it to rapidly analyze its hydrogen generation reactions and further customize its AlumiFuel powder mixes for specific applications.

AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Develops New Reactor

Centennial, CO | Posted on September 23rd, 2009

The new test reactor is slightly bigger than a coffee cup and can be used to generate 2-10 liters of hydrogen. The reactor uses small packages containing 4-10 grams of API's proprietary AlumiFuel powder mixture; the packages can be conveniently discarded after the reaction. The unit features no moving parts, is simple and safe to use and neither contains nor produces any toxic materials. This reactor has been used to run smaller variations of the fuel mixture and various hydrogen generation reaction control mechanisms.

The use of this small reactor has significantly contributed to the Company's nanoscale research using the resources of Drexel's Nanotechnology Institute. In continuation of the research described previously (see API press release of July 16, 2009), API has been able to analyze new types of samples of post-reaction powders to fully comprehend and control the reaction for various applications. In addition, through the efforts of Drexel's distinguished nanotechnology faculty and API's material sciences engineers, API has been successful in observing and capturing the interactions between the individual fuel particles and hydrogen bubble formations using a Laser Scanning Microscope and various sophisticated optical microscopes. The groundbreaking knowledge obtained through this research has been vital in developing new parameters to further optimize and control API's hydrogen generation reaction for multiple applications.

This new small-scale reactor represents API's second reactor product, joining the PBIS-1000, which is in early stages of production for weather balloon lift gas and other applications (see API press release of August 5, 2009).

API's Director of Engineering, Mr. Sean McIntosh said, "In addition to this laboratory research functionality, we are actively pursuing opportunities to develop this smaller reactor as a commercially available small-scale source of on-demand hydrogen. The potential applications of this product include power sources for small fuel cells to charge cell phones, laptops, cameras, and PDAs. Other possible uses include: small scale welding applications; small portable flameless catalytic heaters; and industrial laboratory settings where small quantities of hydrogen are needed for experiments, and the users do not want the expense or hassle of storing large pressurized cylinders. The new reactor could also be a "green energy" education and demonstration tool for high schools and universities, providing teachers, professors, and students with an affordable, safe, convenient source of hydrogen."

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This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. While these statements are made to convey to the public the company's progress, business opportunities and growth prospects, they are based on management's current beliefs and assumptions as to future events. However, since the company's operations and business prospects are always subject to risk and uncertainties, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this news release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those described, anticipated or implied. For a more complete discussion of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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About AlumiFuel Power Corporation
API (www.alumifuelpowerinc.com) is an early production stage alternative energy company that generates hydrogen gas and superheated steam for multiple niche applications requiring on-site, on-demand fuel sources, serving National Security and commercial customers. APIís hydrogen drives fuel cells for portable and back-up power, fills inflatable devices such as weather balloons, and can replace costly, hard-to-handle and high pressure K-Cylinders. Its hydrogen/steam output is also being designed and developed to drive turbine-based underwater propulsion systems and auxiliary power systems. API has significant differentiators in performance, adaptability, safety and cost-effectiveness in its target market applications, with no external power required and no toxic chemicals or by-products. For more news and information on API, please visit www.irgnews.com/coi/AFPW.

About AlumiFuel Power Corporation

AlumiFuel Power Corporation acquired in May 2009 its wholly owned operating subsidiary AlumiFuel Power, Inc., a Philadelphia-based early production stage alternative energy company that generates hydrogen gas and steam for multiple niche applications requiring on-site, on-demand fuel sources. The Company also has been conducting biotechnology research, development and potential commercialization of technologies and products for new cancer therapeutic agents and cancer fighting drugs called targeted therapies.

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