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Phinergy is a leading developer of breakthrough,  zero emission, high energy density systems which are based on metal air energy technologies, mainly Aluminum-Air and Zinc-Air. Unlike conventional batteries that carry oxygen, these batteries freely breathe oxygen from the air to release the energy that is contained inside the metals.

 

“Anyone inventing something new encounters a unique dilemma – people don’t understand the invention, because it’s something new”, declares Aviv Tzidon, CEO of Phinergy. “We are constantly busy nowadays with fuel and the refueling of our vehicles. Nobody can imagine a world in which there was no gasoline anywhere. People don’t stop to reflect on what happened before there were gas stations, but at the beginning of the previous century, the few existing car owners still purchased gasoline at pharmacies.”

Here is a description of the breakthrough techonology on the company’s own website:

Phinergy’s metal-air technology enables to store, transport and discharge clean energy around the world.

Phinergy’s metal-air systems produce energy by combining metal, oxygen, and water. Oxygen is a key reactant releasing energy from metal. Unlike conventional batteries that carry oxygen within a heavy electrode, metal-air energy systems freely breathe oxygen from ambient air, making the systems significantly lighter.

Phinergy’s air-electrode technology has enabled it to master the metal-air reaction process and develop an aluminium-air system with a lifespan of thousands of working hours, relieving the main constraints of electric transportation and clean distributed generation.

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