The Hydrocon is a device which features new technology for transforming iron oxide (Fe2O3) into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2); the oxygen is mainly used for turning Mars and the UAC Labs into habitable environments, but is also used for the production of oxygen canisters. The hydrogen is stored by the MFS.
The Hydrocon can be found in Alpha Labs - Sector 1: Union Aerospace Science Division.
The Hydrocon can be shot, and if shot will explode, causing widespread fire throughout the area, and killing the player almost instantly. A single stray bullet into the glass casing is enough to cause the Hydrocon to explode violently.