A Northwestern University research team has designed and synthesized a new material with ultrahigh porosity and surface area for the storage of hydrogen and methane for fuel cell-powered vehicles. These gases are attractive clean energy alternatives to carbon dioxide-producing fossil fuels. The material is a type of a metal-organic framework (MOF) that can store significantly […]

Kumamoto University researchers have succeeded in developing a new catalyst that burns NH3 at a low temperature and produces N2. The results are expected to offer a carbon free fuel and increased renewable energy use. Ammonia (NH3) has attracted attention in recent years as a carbon-free fuel that does not emit carbon dioxide. For use […]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have found a new solid protective coating material. Its an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide, that’s solid, but can flow like a liquid instead of cracking. The solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks […]

A Waseda University research group has developed a hydrogen-carrying polymer, which can be molded as a tangible, safe, and compact plastic sheet. The Tokyo research group’s newly developed a polymer can store hydrogen in a light, compact and flexible sheet, and is safe to touch even when filled with hydrogen gas. Although research and development […]

A New Mexico State University (NMSU) surprise discovery of a biopolymer that was capturing and storing hydrogen may speed the transformation to hydrogen as a major fuel source in the future. They call the substance Hydromer and are working on commercializing the polymer as coating material. The new material would allow for low maintenance costs […]

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