The news is a little thin on technical details. Plasma electrolysis?
Understandably, HSA is keeping the details of its technology close to its chest, but executive director Brian Power tells Recharge that it works by using electrical power inside a plasma chamber at certain frequencies that elicit favourable responses from the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in water — a process that he says requires much less power than standard PEM or alkaline electrolysers.
“We’re letting the frequencies do all the work, whereas [a standard electrolyser] lets the electricity do all the work,” he says.
[rechargenews.com] – Plasma electrolysers cut cost green hydrogen by a factor of 3
[hydrogensystems.com.au] – Company site
[wikipedia.org] – Plasma (physics)
[ufz.de] – Electrode less water “electrolyses” using a radio frequency plasma (2016)
[mdpi.com] – Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis (2020)
[aip.scitation.org] – Plasma-driven solution electrolysis (2021)
[researchgate.net] – Hydrogen Production by Plasma Electrolysis (2006)