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Fuel Cells

A tiny squeeze gives a big boost in performance

A tiny squeeze gives a big boost in performance

Dec 5, 2016 United States
A nanosize squeeze can significantly boost the performance of platinum catalysts that help generate energy in fuel cells, according to a new study.
Battery electric cars better choice for reducing emissions

Battery electric cars better choice for reducing emissions

Nov 21, 2016 United States
Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy benefits for the community besides clean transportation.
Genetic modification boosts algal hydrogen production

Genetic modification boosts algal hydrogen production

Oct 26, 2016 Israel
Researchers have revealed how microalgae produce hydrogen, a clean fuel of the future, and suggest a possible mechanism to jumpstart mass production of this environmentally-friendly energy source.
Searching for a fuel cell USP

Searching for a fuel cell USP

Oct 12, 2016
Toyota and Daimler presented at a recent IDTechEx conference on their fuel cell vehicle programs. A questioner asked them to reveal the unique selling proposition of fuel cell vehicles. They said there is no USP.
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Agreement to meet the growing market for fuel cell stacks

Agreement to meet the growing market for fuel cell stacks

Oct 10, 2016 Sweden
PowerCell Sweden AB has signed an important agreement with 3M to secure future supplies of MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly). The agreement with 3M secures PowerCell's supplies for the increased demand of the fuel cell stacks PowerCell S1 and S2.
Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuel cell technologies

Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuel cell technologies

Oct 3, 2016 United Kingdom
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have made an important breakthrough which could lead to the design of better fuel cell materials.
Researchers reduce costly noble metals for fuel cell reactions

Researchers reduce costly noble metals for fuel cell reactions

Sep 6, 2016 United States
Researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium.
New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

New class of fuel cells offer increased flexibility, lower cost

Aug 25, 2016 United States
A new class of fuel cells based on a newly discovered polymer-based material could bridge the gap between the operating temperature ranges of two existing types of polymer fuel cells, a breakthrough with the potential to accelerate the commercialization of low-cost fuel cells for automotive and stationary applications.
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Surface functionalized fuel cell cathode powder

Surface functionalized fuel cell cathode powder

Jul 22, 2016 United States
Structured Materials Industries, Inc is releasing its SFSOFC19 Surface Functionalized Fuel Cell Cathode Powder; a powder material that is a drop in replacement to LSFC for sintering into fuel cell cathodes that offers high temperature surface reactivity on a highly conducting base.
Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Light truck with fuel cell, battery and supercapacitor

Jul 6, 2016 Worldwide
An electric vehicle with three energy storage systems shows the complexity of commanding different control systems in only one vehicle. Both new systems can supply the required energy to propel the electric motor and the fuel cell system can also recharge the high-voltage battery.
Toyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Europe Discusses Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Jun 21, 2016
Video interview with Toyota Motor Europe at the IDTechEx Show! (27-28 April, 2016 | Berlin, Germany).