As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That’s tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum.
- Professor Youngjune Park’s joint research team develops low pressure hydrogen energy storage technology
A breakthrough hydrogen storage method for early adoption of a hydrogen energy society was developed by researchers in Korea. GIST (President Kiseon Kim) School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering Professor Youngjune Park and KAIST Professor Jae-woo Lee succeeded in developing hydrogen storage source technology using water and natural gas at a pressure of less than 90 atmospheres.
Can research stations in the Antarctic use solar energy to produce “solar hydrogen” and use it as a sustainable energy store? The feasibility study by Matthias May (Helmholtz Center Berlin) and Kira Rehfeld (University of Heidelberg) will be funded as part of the “Experiment!” Initiative. Next deadline for “Experiment!” is the 10th of July 2019.
Greatly boosts efficiency of ethanol electro-oxidation, offering promise for liquid-fuel-cell-powered drones
UPTON, NY—Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas have developed a highly efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol, an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be generated from renewable resources.
The first thermodynamically-reversible chemical reactor capable of producing hydrogen as a pure product stream represents a “transformational” step forward in the chemical industry.
- New hybrid semiconductor material for sustainable hydrogen production
Chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed an efficient water splitting catalyst as part of a collaborative international research effort. The catalyst comprises a double-helix semiconductor structure encased in carbon nitride. It is perfect for producing hydrogen economically and sustainably.
Researchers Discover New Material that Could Unlock the Potential for Hydrogen Powered Vehicle RevolutionMay 17, 2019
Scientists have discovered a new material that could hold the key to unlocking the potential of hydrogen powered vehicles.
As the world looks towards a gradual move away from fossil fuel powered cars and trucks, greener alternative technologies are being explored, such as electric battery powered vehicles.
Another ‘green’ technology with great potential is hydrogen power. However, a major obstacle has been the size, complexity, and expense of the fuel systems – until now.
Monash leads the way in a green chemistry breakthrough for renewables
Electrolytic water splitting is widely understood to be the most feasible method for the production of green hydrogen fuel as a versatile means of storage and long-range transportation for the intermittent renewable energy.
Funding was formally announced this week for a four-year, $1.9-million project to develop low-cost, durable hydrogen fuel cells to power buses and cars.
The project – a collaboration involving academia, industry and government – is led by Waterloo Engineering professor Xianguo Li, a world-class researcher in the field for two decades.
Prof. Chen Tsan-Yao recently developed a way of using ultrasonic waves to make tiny grooves on a metal surface, which in conjunction with an atomic-scale platinum catalyst can be used to double the efficiency of alkaline fuel cells.