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Birkenfeld Physicists Receives Research Contract for Fuel Cell Technology

By | News, Research News | No Comments July 10, 2019

The fuel cell group at the environmental campus Birkenfeld has received its largest private-sector research contract from an energy provider so far. The order in the mid six-digit range has an initial term of 18 months and includes the development of fuel cell technology for stationary applications, ie the re-conversion of hydrogen into electrical energy.

South Korea: GIST Joint Research Team Develops Low Pressure Hydrogen Energy Storage Technology

By | News, Research News | No Comments June 13, 2019
  • 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.

Green Electricity at the South Pole: Solar Hydrogen as an Alternative to Oil?

By | News, Research News | No Comments June 11, 2019

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. 

New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

By | News, Research News | No Comments June 8, 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.