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Fuel Cell Catalysts Get Boost from Selenium Anchors

By | News, Research News | No Comments September 8, 2019 | 4 min read September 8, 2019 | 4 min read

Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction reaction at the center of fuel cell technology. But the metal’s high cost is one factor that has hindered fuel cells from competing with cheaper ways of powering automobiles and homes.

Now researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new platinum-based catalytic system that is far more durable than traditional commercial systems and has a potentially longer lifespan. The new system could, over the long term, reduce the cost of producing fuel cells.

Atomically Thin Minerals Show Promise as Proton Conducting Membranes for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

By | News, Research News | No Comments September 4, 2019 | 3 min read September 4, 2019 | 3 min read

Researchers at The University of Manchester discovered that atomically- thin micas – the name given to a type of common mineral found in soil – are excellent proton conductors. This surprising result is important for the use of 2D materials in applications such as fuel cells and other hydrogen-related technologies.

Korea: ‘Nano-Leaf’ Makes Hydrogen Energy

By | News, Research News | No Comments August 24, 2019 | 2 min read August 24, 2019 | 2 min read

Light is used to make nutrients, and oxygen is produced on small green leaves. The leaves, also called green plants, divide the nutrients produced by photosynthesis into tissues to feed the plants, and release oxygen to make all living things alive. Recently, ‘Biomimetic nanoleaf electrocatalyst’, which can produce hydrogen energy, which is an eco-friendly clean energy, has been developed by mimicking the photosynthesis mechanism of natural leaves.

Speeding Up Hydrogen Production

By | News, Research News | No Comments August 17, 2019 | 4 min read August 17, 2019 | 4 min read
  • Speeding up the hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states

The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today´s environmental challenges. The energy density of hydrogen is between 120-142 MJ/kg, which is much greater than that of chemical, fossil, and biofuels. More importantly, water is the only byproduct when hydrogen is used to produce electricity.

Ammonia For Fuel Cells

By | News, Research News | No Comments August 16, 2019 | 2 min read August 16, 2019 | 2 min read
  • Team of UD engineers pushes cost-effective fuel cell technology forward

Fuel cells are pollution-free power sources that convert chemical energy to electricity with high efficiency and zero emissions. Fuel cell cars, trucks, and buses would allow people to travel long distances with convenient refueling and less of a carbon footprint.

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