Clemson University researchers have discovered a novel way to combine curcumin, the substance of interest in turmeric, and gold nanoparticles to create an electrode that requires 100 times less energy to efficiently convert ethanol into electricity. In a surprise innovation, turmeric, a spice found in most kitchens, has an extract that could lead to safer, […]

Cornell University researchers have found a nitrogen doped carbon-coated nickel anode can catalyze an essential reaction in hydrogen fuel cells at a fraction of the cost of the precious metals currently used. The new discovery could accelerate the widespread use of hydrogen fuel cells, which hold great promise as efficient, clean energy sources for vehicles […]

A research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now shown for the first time that light can be used to increase the mobility of ions and improve the performance of such devices. Lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and many other devices depend on the high mobility of ions in order to work properly. […]

A Washington University in St. Louis team has developed a catalyst that can be used to both generate fuel and provide power. A single device that both generates hydrogen fuel and oxidant from water and, when a switch is flipped, converts the fuel and oxygen into electricity and water, has a host of benefits for […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered new dynamics that could supercharge a sluggish part of the core chemical reaction in fuel cells. Fuel cell market adoption is held back by sluggish kinetics in a part of the core chemical reaction that limits efficiency. The researchers developed a new method to improve the […]

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