Washington State University (WSU) researchers have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells. The advance that could make important clean energy technology more economically viable. The team’s study results have been published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials. Hydrogen fuel cells will be critical for a hydrogen fueled energy economy […]

Penn State researchers believe they have developed a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites. The new system may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support. In the search for ways to harvest small amounts of energy to run mobile electronic […]

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers’ nanoparticle coating processing of oxygen on the cathode end of solid oxide fuel cells increases by eightfold the current best performance. Zero-emissions cars zipping into a sustainable energy future are just one dream powered by fuel cells. But fuel cell technology has been a little sluggish and fuel prohibitively pricey. […]

Small traces of oxygen can deactivate the molecular catalysts that are incorporated in fuel cells. A team of researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), the Max-Planck-Institute for Energy Conversion in Mülheim and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories in Washington, U.S.A., is able to equip such a catalyst with a self-defense mechanism against molecular oxygen. Hydrogen […]

Northwestern University researchers have combined a high-activity cathode with a new composition of matter making a fuel cell that operates at 500º C. This temperature is a commercialization sweet spot. The team of researchers led by Northwestern University professor and fuel cell pioneer Sossina Haile has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power […]

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