University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells – an advance that brings cost-effective fuel cells closer to reality. The applied skill set used a unique combination of advanced computational methods. Manos Mavrikakis, a UW-Madison professor of chemical and biological engineering sets out the parameter with, “Understanding […]

Iowa State University researchers have demonstrated a proof-of-concept three-dimensional paper-based microbial fuel cell (MFC) that could take advantage of capillary action to guide the liquids through the MFC system and eliminate the need of external power. The research team’s study paper has been published in the current issue of the journal TECHNOLOGY. The paper-based MFC […]

Harvard researchers have found a way to harness the quantum behavior of fuel cells to make them even more robust and efficient. The discovery provided a new observation of a new type of phase transition in an oxide material. Solid oxide fuel cells, which rely on low- cost ceramic materials, are among the most efficient […]

University of Delaware researchers are reporting a breakthrough that promises to bring down the cost of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing expensive platinum catalysts with cheaper ones made from metals like nickel. The transport sector – which includes passenger cars, trucks, buses, and rail, marine, and air transport – accounts for more than 20% of […]

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is developing a new-generation, long-life fuel cell system offering efficiency higher than that of competing technologies. Working with Convion Ltd and Elcogen Ltd in the INNO-SOFC project, the effort is planned to result in new, energy-efficient and commercially viable fuel cells. The Finns look like they mean […]

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