By Steven Siceloff
NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center
A new approach to an established fuel will be the focus of research, development and maybe production with the help of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Cella Energy’s American subsidiary has signed on with Kennedy to make its micro-bead technology practical enough to be used as a fuel in most kinds of machinery, cars and perhaps even spacesuits and portable electronics.
The company, based in Britain, has formulated a way to store hydrogen safely in tiny pellets that still allow the fuel to be burned in an engine. Kennedy, which handles huge amounts of the explosive gas regularly as part of its rocket work, is being enlisted to help the company overcome a couple technological hurdles.
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