Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) researchers have built a palladium- magnesium oxide core-shell combination catalyst for fuel cells. The palladium nanoparticle cores are not sintered together and maintain spaces between each another because of the magnesium oxide shells. The development maximizes their ability to react with chemicals. The OIST team offers that fuel […]

Colorado School of Mines researchers report to have succeeded in developing affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes from five years worth of work. The research would enable more efficient use of natural gas for power generation through the use of fuel cells that convert the chemical energy of […]

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) chemists have introduced a new fuel cell catalyst approach that uses a molecular catalyst system instead of solid catalysts. The team is on a quest for better, less expensive ways to store and use energy where platinum and other precious metals play an important role. Platinum and other precious metals serve […]

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) researchers have made an inexpensive metal-free catalyst. The new catalyst performs as well as costly metal catalysts at speeding the oxygen reduction reaction in an acidic fuel cell, and is more durable. The study was recently published online in the journal Science Advances. The carbon based catalyst is made of […]

University of Manchester (UM) researchers have found that a graphene membrane, which is impermeable to all gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it. The discovery could revolutionize fuel cells and other hydrogen-based technologies because they require a barrier that only allow protons – hydrogen atoms stripped off their electrons – to […]

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