Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could re-energize how we power our homes, vehicles and devices. The working prototype proton battery uses a carbon electrode as a hydrogen store, coupled with a reversible fuel cell to produce electricity. As you’ll see, this […]

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 […]

Platinum as a catalyst is expensive, and it degrades over time, but it works great in many applications especially in hydrogen fuel cells. A Brown University chemist team has engineered a cheaper and more durable catalyst using graphene, cobalt, and cobalt-oxide – perhaps the best non platinum catalyst so far.  The team’s paper has been […]

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