Power from Aluminum

Aluminum is a tremendously valuable material. It is strong, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive. Applications include everything from airplanes to soda cans and the foil in which we bake potatoes. Automakers have recently begun making vehicles out of it in order to reduce weight and improve fuel economy.

But, it turns out, there’s another, more direct way that aluminum can help address our energy challenges. Few people have looked at aluminum as a fuel. Yes, that’s right, a fuel—and a renewable one at that. In fact, according to Josiah Nelson, CEO and co-founder of Trolysis, “Aluminum is one of the most energy-dense fuels on the planet.”

Annie Brown