Today’s technology offers a possibility to use environmental friendly formic acid in a fuel cell.  So far they haven’t worked very well.  But, physicist Florian Nitze working at Umeå University in Sweden on his thesis has developed new catalysts to improve the capacity of formic acid fuel cells. Formic acid is a naturally occurring product […]

Tuesday the web started noticing that Panasonic has developed an artificial photosynthesis system, which converts carbon dioxide (CO2) to organic materials.  A quick review of the web site commentary revealed how far the assumptions got before Panasonic got the press release open and out in English on the corporate site in Japan. What Panasonic has […]

Out of Poland comes an alternative fuel and fuel cell. The fuel chosen is formic acid and the fuel cell runs at room temperature. A room temperature operation seizes attention; formic acid makes for a set of questions. Dr. Andrzej Borodziński at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw […]

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