Researchers at the University of Cambridge have produced hydrogen from water using a newly designed and inexpensive cobalt catalyst.  It’s noteworthy because the cobalt catalyst will work in conditions useful to industry.  The catalyst uses simple fresh water, tolerates oxygen in the atmosphere and runs at room temperature. These attributes set up respectable “Faradaic efficiencies” […]

Take a paper like sheet of the world’s thinnest material, graphene, and blast it with a laser or a camera flash to blemish it with countless cracks, pores, and other imperfections and create an easy-to-make, quick-charging lithium-ion battery with high power density. As a practical matter the graphene anode material can be charged or discharged […]

Zhong Lin Wang, a Regents professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology leads a team that has developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. The technology eliminates the need to convert […]

Martin Linck, Ph.D. a scientist at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) reported to the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) a new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material direct to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.  It’s a report not to be taken lightly, the GTI […]

Dr. Norbert Mueller, an associate professor at Michigan State University’s (MSU) college of engineering, plans to have a new engine generating power through a 25-kilowatt battery out later this year.  The new engine connected to a generator and buffered by a battery and likely some capacitor storage would be powerful enough to run a full […]

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