Scientists at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Korea and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have developed a new energy conversion and storage system using seawater for the cathode in a fuel cell. We’ve seen that sodium can serve as an alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries. That’s because the reversible […]

Umeå University reports Swedish and Chinese researchers are showing how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst for fuel cells. The new type of catalyst is highly efficient at oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. The team’s paper has been published […]

Rice University scientists combined graphene quantum dots drawn from common anthracite coal with graphene oxide, nitrogen and boron into a catalyst for fuel cells that outperforms the expensive rare earth platinum. In a fuel cell application the graphene quantum dots grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. The […]

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert jet fuel or gasoline to electricity. If the fuel cell will scale up economically that could take the 30 mpg automobile beyond 100 mpg. Its a dramatically more energy efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars. The […]

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft researchers have developed a compact, safe and sturdy fuel cell system that generates electricity and heat in private households from natural gas. The new fuel cell converts chemical energy directly into electrical energy in a design developed as a simple device for home use. If the design is scaleable it might be a market […]

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