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The following public disclosure outlines an energy system that can be applied either to moving vehicles such as electric bicycles, automobiles, trains, planes etc, or stationary applications such as large scale batteries used to store electricity from renewable sources until it is required by the grid.

The system is composed of the following parts: A storage container for aluminum, A storage container for water, a storage container for gallium, a reaction chamber, a recycling chamber, A fuel cell, and a rechargeable battery.

In short, aluminum, water, and gallium is mixed into the reaction chamber. The gallium erodes the thin oxide layer on the surface of the aluminum, allowing for it to react with water to form aluminum oxide and hydrogen gas. The resultant hydrogen gas is directed to a fuel cell where it produces electricity and water. The electricity generated is directed either to a rechargeable battery such as a lithium ion battery, or used immediately. The water generated can then either be discarded or recycled back into the storage container containing water. The aluminum oxide and gallium solution that is leftover from the reaction is then directed to a recycling chamber where the gallium is separated from the aluminum oxide and reintroduced into the container for gallium. The aluminum oxide can either be discarded or directed to a separate container that holds the aluminum oxide for later reprocessing into aluminum.

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