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 […]






University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have identified the active form of an iron-containing catalyst for reducing oxygen gas, the element in a fuel cell that slows the process. Fuel cells have long held promise as power sources, but low efficiency from oxygen presence creates an obstacle to realizing the potential. The finding could help […]






A newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells. The breakthrough offers the potential of a new class of fuel cells to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost fuel cells for automotive and stationary applications. The Los Alamos National Laboratory team, in collaboration […]






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