University of California – Davis physicists have come up with a new, simpler method to make a nanofoam of palladium. A nanofoam is a low density, porous material with very small pore size. The foamy metal could be used to store hydrogen in vehicles or for other purposes. A nanofoam is what it sounds like […]

Umeå University reports Swedish and Chinese researchers are showing how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst for fuel cells. The new type of catalyst is highly efficient at oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. The team’s paper has been published […]

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 […]

ColdFusionNow attended the Nuclear and Emerging Technology for Space conference in The Woodlands, Texas last month and had the good fortune to gather information and visit with George H. Miley, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne (UIUC). Here we’ll have a look at Miley’s take on the action in LENR, but by all […]

Most folks don’t realize the depth of the economic problem that fuels cells pose for mass adoption.  Often there are price quotes running in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.  That’s because the catalysts of choice are the noble metals platinum or palladium.  These are very rare metals, more so than gold and […]