Millennium Cell Receives Sodium Borohydride Patent

July 15, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Millennium Cell Inc. (Eatontown, NJ) has been awarded US Patent number 6,586,563 by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a process for making sodium borohydride, a key component in the Millennium Cell Hydrogen-on-Demand™ fuel system. The patent relates to a process for the synthesis of sodium borohydride using more readily available metal salts rather than metallic sodium used in the current commercial process.

"We are very pleased to announce the award of this patent," said Millennium Cell President and CEO Stephen Tang. "It supplements our intellectual property portfolio and further supports the commercial development of our Hydrogen-on-Demand™ system. By advancing the science critical to the manufacture of sodium borohydride, we are meeting the challenge of providing a lower cost and more efficient process important to the marketplace while gaining a competitive advantage."