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Fuel of the Future: Technion Researchers Have Developed an Inexpensive, Environmentally Friendly & Safe Hydrogen Technology

By | News, Research News | No Comments September 14, 2019

Researchers at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have developed an innovative, clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen. The technology significantly improves the efficiency of hydrogen production, from ~75% using current methods to an unprecedented 98.7% energy efficiency. The researchers’ findings were recently published in Nature Energy.

Gem-Like Nanoparticle of Precious Metals Shine as Catalysts: Could Lead to Better Fuel Cells

By | News, Research News | No Comments September 13, 2019
  • Heated particles shift shape and become highly active catalytically

A Northwestern University research team has developed a new method for making highly desirable catalysts from metal nanoparticles that could lead to better fuel cells, among other applications. The researchers also discovered the method can take spent catalysts and recycle them into active catalysts.

Fuel Cell Catalysts Get Boost from Selenium Anchors

By | News, Research News | No Comments September 8, 2019

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

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

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.

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