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Nanomix Receives Additional Patent in Hydrogen Energy Storage

Nanomix Incorporated, a leading nanoelectronic detection company commercializing high-value diagnostic and monitoring applications, today announced that it was issued an additional US patent. The new patent is related to hydrogen storage technology and follows five earlier patents issued to Nanomix in this field. Efficient, safe, high-density hydrogen storage is critical to realizing the promise of practical and cost-effective energy from the emerging fuel cell industry. The new technology avoids the current limitations of liquid hydrogen storage. Using novel nano-materials, Nanomix technology advances hydrogen storage systems to meet the performance needs of automotive and portable electronic applications.

"We are pleased with our growing patent portfolio related to hydrogen storage technology," said David Macdonald, President and CEO of Nanomix. "These advancements allow hydrogen to be stored at lower pressure and higher density than conventional methods, resulting in safe and effective energy systems. We are currently seeking industrial partners for the continued development of hydrogen energy systems based on our patented technologies."

US Patent No. 7,036,324 is the sixth patent issued in a group of patents comprising the Nanomix hydrogen storage portfolio. The patent describes the storage of hydrogen using novel nanostructured materials that permit non-chemically-bound low-pressure storage of hydrogen. The system employs a combination of thermal insulation and an enclosure for the storage and controlled distribution of hydrogen as a high-energy fuel. This can address storage life limitations, energy penalties, and/or weight penalties associated with liquid hydrogen, metallic hydride and high-pressure gas-phase hydrogen storage.

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