Regenerative Fuel Cell system to power a moon base through the 14-earthday-long lunar night.
Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen has signed a contract add-on with NASA’s Game Changing Development program and NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The NASA funding will be dedicated to continued risk reduction activities and testing of Infinity’s zero-gravity, air-independent fuel cells being developed expressly for use in a lunar regenerative fuel cell system. The goal is to advance technologies that could one day be designed to power an exploration base camp through the complete darkness of the 14-day lunar night. Infinity has created a video envisioning a lunar Regenerative Fuel Cell system, which can be seen via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rijXZNGQg6Y.
“Infinity has been developing our patented, air-independent fuel cell technology, with NASA’s support for over 15 years. This program represents a major step toward mission deployment of these systems,” said Bill Smith, Infinity’s CEO and founder.