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Fuel Cells

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

Feb 13, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

Making fuel cells for a fraction of the cost

Jan 24, 2018 United States
Fuel cells have the potential to be a clean and efficient way to run cars, computers, and power stations, but the cost of producing them is limiting their use. That's because a key component of the most common fuel cells is a catalyst made from the precious metal platinum.
Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer

Harnessing the power of algae: new, greener fuel cells move closer

Jan 11, 2018 United Kingdom
A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers.
Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells

Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells

Jan 9, 2018 United States
Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the key reaction in fuel cells that transform chemical energy into electricity, according to Rice University researchers.
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Report on the Winton Symposium

Report on the Winton Symposium

Nov 29, 2017 Worldwide, United Kingdom
IDTechEx analysts Aman Atak and Luke Gear report on their findings at this event.
Measuring fuel cell printing at a fast clip

Measuring fuel cell printing at a fast clip

Oct 10, 2017 United States
If you're wondering when a hydrogen-powered car will become a viable option for you, take heart. A team may have overcome a significant hurdle to manufacturing hydrogen fuel cells by creating a way to check whether the expensive catalysts the cells need have been incorporated quickly and effectively.
Creating longer-lasting fuel cells

Creating longer-lasting fuel cells

Oct 4, 2017 United States
Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that's battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones.
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Fuel cell vehicles enter serious production

Fuel cell vehicles enter serious production

Jul 12, 2017
Do fuel cells have a significant future in cars?
Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Apr 28, 2017 United States
Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs.
Potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty applications

Potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty applications

Apr 25, 2017 United States
Project Portal - a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles.
A self-healing membrane for fuel cells

A self-healing membrane for fuel cells

Apr 5, 2017 United States
Fuel cells are energy efficient and clean, and the hydrogen fuel can be generated from a variety of domestic sources. However, a major challenge to commercialization of this technology is the durability of the membrane.