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Osaka University Researches Produce New Material to Create Hydrogen
author FuelCellsWorks, June 26, 2017

Global climate change and the energy crisis mean that alternatives to fossil fuels are urgently needed. Among the cleanest low-carbon fuels is hydrogen, which can react with oxygen to release energy, emitting nothing more harmful than water (H2O) as the product. However, most hydrogen on earth is already locked into H2O (or other molecules), and...

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Prysmian aboard the Energy Observer, the first hydrogen vessel to circumnavigate the globe in a 100% green manner
author FuelCellsWorks, June 26, 2017

By supplying the cables installed on the catamaran, the group confirms its commitment to developing and promoting renewable energy Milan -- Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announced its partnership with the Energy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources, at the Paris Air Show today. Energy...

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SFC Energy: Dutch subsidiary PBF Group B.V.- receives prototype order for fully integrated power supply system for high tech laser systems
author FuelCellsWorks, June 26, 2017

Customized prototype integrates PBF's laser power supply technology in a scalable, configurable plug & play solution. Solution builds on PBF's successful High Power Platform for fast and cost-attractive customization Order amount: approx. EUR 0.25 million. Annual revenue potential of up to EUR 1 million upon successful production qualification. Brunnthal/Munich, Germany -- PBF Group B.V., Dutch...

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New conductivity mechanism of ions discovered - How protons move through a fuel cell
author FuelCellsWorks, June 23, 2017

By: Rainer Klose EMPA--Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in...

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PowerCell’s CEO, Per Wassén, participates in business delegation when Prime Minister visits China
author FuelCellsWorks, June 23, 2017

Gothenburg, Sweden--The leading Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) is participating in a business delegation when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other ministers, on June 26-28, visit China to demonstrate Sweden’s world-leading skills in sustainability and green innovation. Per Wassén, CEO of PowerCell Sweden AB, will participate in a business delegation in connection...

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The South Australian Government Commits $9 million to begin hydrogen road map
author FuelCellsWorks, June 23, 2017

The South Australian Government is continuing to support the transition to a low- carbon economy through a $9 million commitment centered on implementing the first stage of the State Government’s Hydrogen Roadmap. The initiative provides $8.2 million over four years for Stage One of the roadmap, which begins with the construction of a hydrogen production...

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New efficient, low-temperature catalyst for hydrogen production
author FuelCellsWorks, June 22, 2017

Brookhaven National Lab--Scientists have developed a new low-temperature catalyst for producing high-purity hydrogen gas while simultaneously using up carbon monoxide (CO). The discovery-described in a paper set to publish online in the journal Science on Thursday, June 22, 2017-could improve the performance of fuel cells that run on hydrogen fuel but can be poisoned by CO. "This catalyst produces...

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Multifunctional catalyst for poison-resistant hydrogen fuel cells
author FuelCellsWorks, June 22, 2017

Kyushu University-- Demand for eco-friendly fuel sources is increasing as the goal of diminishing reliance on fossil fuels becomes commonly recognized. Hydrogen represents a possible sustainable fuel source when it is produced from water and burned with oxygen because only water is released as a by-product. The oxidation of hydrogen to release energy and water...

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Issued Patent for Solar Microbial Fuel Cell
author FuelCellsWorks, June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON --The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, has received a U.S. patent for a self-assembling, self-repairing, and self-contained microbial photoelectrochemical solar cell driven entirely by sunlight and microorganisms. A solar microbial fuel cell (SMFC) is a non-semiconductor-based system, which employs microorganisms to generate electric power by photosynthetically replenishing reactants of a sealed...

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EERE Success Story—SimpleFuel Grabbing the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry’s Attention by Storm
author FuelCellsWorks, June 21, 2017

SimpleFuel's home-scale refueling appliance can provide a 1-kilogram fill—enough fuel to travel approximately 60-70 miles—to vehicles in 15 minutes or less at the required pressure to fully fill hydrogen storage tanks onboard the FCEV (700 bar) using hydrogen produced via electrolysis, a method of producing hydrogen from electricity. Photo Courtesy | SimpleFuel   SimpleFuel's home-scale...

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