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author FuelCellsWorks, August 10, 2017

Saliva-powered battery could be helpful in extreme conditions BINGHAMTON, NY - Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed the next step in microbial fuel cells (MFCs): a battery activated by spit that can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function. For the last five years, Binghamton University Electrical...

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Zero-Emissions Fuel Cell Bus and Hydrogen Station in Service at MBTA
author FuelCellsWorks, August 10, 2017

Billerica, Mass. — Nuvera helped celebrate Boston’s first zero-emissions fuel cell bus and hydrogen refueling station at a recent press event attended by Massachusetts and MBTA officials. The bus and station are deployed at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) through the National Fuel Cell Bus Program (NFCBP), which is sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)....

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Decades After Developing Technology, NREL Sets New Solar-to-Hydrogen Record
author FuelCellsWorks, August 10, 2017

Innovation is forever marching forward, but sometimes it's necessary to take a small step backward in the interest of greater accuracy. Revisiting previous solar-to-hydrogen research enabled scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to improve the efficiency of a novel process that directly converts sunlight into hydrogen—and recapture a world record first...

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Toshiba, Tohoku Electric Power and Iwatani Start Development of Large Hydrogen Energy System
author FuelCellsWorks, August 10, 2017

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. (TOKYO: 9506) and Iwatani Corporation (TOKYO: 8088) announced that they will construct and operate a large-scale hydrogen energy system in Namie-cho, Fukushima prefecture, based on a 10,000 kW class hydrogen production facility. The system will use hydrogen to offset grid loads, and deliver hydrogen to locations...

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Elcogen fuel cell technology to power clean energy hub
author FuelCellsWorks, August 10, 2017

Elcogen will supply its technology for a groundbreaking new project demonstrating how reversible solid oxide cells can be used in innovative clean energy storage systems. Elcogen’s market-leading solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology will be used in the upcoming REFLEX project, which will operate an energy hub coupled to solar and mini-hydro renewable sources to...

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Acumentrics & Subsidiary Atrex Energy Announce Executive Appointments, Capital Investment
author FuelCellsWorks, August 09, 2017

WALPOLE, Mass. -- The board of directors of Acumentrics Holding Corporation ("Acumentrics", the "Company") today announced the appointment of John C. Cerulli as Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity, John will continue to be responsible, as CEO, for the activities of Acumentrics, Inc., the Company's wholly owned power management subsidiary, as well as responsible for the Company's...

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Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association Announces Appointment of Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt as New CEO
author FuelCellsWorks, August 09, 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) today announced that its board of directors has named Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt to serve as the organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer of the CHFCA effective August 1st. Dr. Truckenbrodt formerly served as Chief Executive Officer for the Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), a Joint...

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2 Sides to This Energy Story
author FuelCellsWorks, August 09, 2017

Rice lab develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen Rice University chemists have produced a catalyst based on laser-induced graphene that splits water into hydrogen on one side and oxygen on the other side. They said the inexpensive material may be a practical component in generating the hydrogen for use in future fuel...

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Study Reveals Exactly How Low-Cost Fuel Cell Catalysts Work
author FuelCellsWorks, August 09, 2017

Direct atomic-level observations provide unique insights into efficiency potential of non-precious metals for automotive and other applications. LOS ALAMOS, N.M.—In order to reduce the cost of next-generation polymer electrolyte fuel cells for vehicles, researchers have been developing alternatives to the prohibitively expensive platinum and platinum-group metal (PGM) catalysts currently used in fuel cell electrodes. New...

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Seven-Eleven Japan and Toyota Start Studies on Energy Conservation and CO2 Emissions Reduction in Distribution and at Stores -- Introducing Fuel Cell Trucks and Fuel Cell Power Generators to Promote Hydrogen Utilization
author FuelCellsWorks, August 09, 2017

Tokyo, Japan ―Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation have concluded a basic agreement for studies on energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction in convenience store distribution and operation. The two companies aim to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon and hydrogen-based society in the future, by way of introducing vehicles and power generators...

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