University of Delaware (UD) scientists have created a new technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a green alternative to internal combustion engines because they produce power through electrochemical reactions, leaving no pollution behind and are far more efficient. Platinum is the most common catalyst in the type […]

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) researchers have come up with a new anode for natural gas fuel cells. The development may make commercialization of the natural gas fuel cell practical thanks to the development of electrode materials that maintain long-term stability in hydrocarbon fuels. The advantage of using this material includes that […]

A new and different low cost proton exchange membrane material has been developed by 3M Company’s Fuel Cell Components Group. The new PFIA (Perfluoroimide acid) is already widely applied, but much less understood than NAFIONTM.  3M’s new understanding of the material comes from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) and is leading to some […]

Scientists have developed catalysts that can undergo 50,000 voltage cycles with a negligible decay in their catalytic activity and no apparent changes in their structure or elemental composition. The new catalysts containing platinum and lead could improve the efficiency of fuel cells – a promising technology for producing clean energy. The scientists from the U.S. […]

University of Delaware’s Yushan Yan believes that fuel-cell vehicles are the way to go, because they best preserve the advantages of gasoline automobiles. Fuel cells preserve the advantages of gasoline automobiles, with low upfront costs, long driving range and fast refueling. But he also believes a new fuel-cell technology may be necessary. The pathways to […]

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