Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) researchers have now developed a pure platinum alternative with a 20x higher activity. It is a catalyst with hollow nanocages of an alloy of nickel and platinum. Working together with Chinese, Singaporean and Japanese researchers, TU/e researcher Emiel Hensen wants to use this new catalyst to develop a refrigerator-size electrolyzer […]

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 […]

The April issue of American Chemical Society’s Nano features the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science new fuel cell catalyst system using nanowires made of a novel material that boosts long-term performance by 2.4 times compared to today’s technology. That’s a big boost dearly needed for fuel cells. One reason (other than cost) fuel […]