Through direct molecular evidence of the chemical transformations at the surface of fuel cell materials, scientists can find ways to optimize cell efficiency.
Jülich– They waited for it to achieve a lifetime of 100,000 hours before gradually bringing their lifetime test to a close a few days ago: researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich developed a fuel cell and operated it at a temperature of 700 °C for more than 11 years.
Brussels/Eindhoven– It sounds like magic: you put a dedicated device in contact with air, expose it to sunlight and it starts producing fuel, for free. That is the basic idea behind the fundamental research conducted by DIFFER1, the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research, in association with Toyota Motor Europe (TME).
In recent years, renewable energy has been on the rise in the United States. Still, the overwhelming majority of our energy comes from fossil fuels. And, renewable energy needs to overcome significant limitations and obstacles to contribute a greater share of our overall energy solution. Hydrogen fuel cells may be the key to our sustainable energy future.
Jülich – Scientists from Jülich together with colleagues from Japan have discovered how fuel cell membranes can be improved without the use of rare and expensive precious metals such as platinum. The anion-exchange membranes studied are a key component of certain polymer electrolyte fuel cells and serve to transfer charged particles (anions) while at the same time retaining gases such as oxygen or hydrogen.
- Development of new material used as electrode for solid oxide fuel cell
- Simultaneous performance and stability through technology of spontaneous nano metal catalyst on electrode surface
DGIST has announced that it has developed an electrode material for a new type of high performance SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell).
CHEREAU has been awarded the Prix des Transport des Terres Générales 2019 Hydrogen Trophies.
This prize was an opportunity for CHEREAU to discover the collaborative project ROAD, the first hydrogen refrigerated semi-trailer. ROAD is a new generation of refrigeration bodies that are more efficient and more environmentally friendly, thanks to various new technologies.
- Teaming up with Toyota and universities
New work at Los Alamos National Laboratory will create polymer fuel cells designed to make electric cars less expensive.
In a study published in Nature on January 31st, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report advances in the development of hydrogen fuel cells that could increase its application in vehicles, especially in extreme temperatures like cold winters.