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‘Goldilocks’ Thinking to Cut Cost of Fuel Cells in Electric Vehicles

By | News, Research News | No Comments February 21, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 2019 Toyota Mirai electric vehicle touts zero emissions, thanks to a fuel cell that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. But the Mirai has barely left California, partly because today’s fuel cell electrodes are made of super expensive platinum.

Cutting down on the platinum would also cut costs, allowing more electric cars to hit the market.

The Untapped Power of Fuel Cells

By | News, Research News | No Comments February 12, 2019

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.

Improved Membranes for Platinum-Free Fuel Cells

By | News, Research News | No Comments February 4, 2019

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.

Hydrogen Refrigerated Semi-Trailer Project ROAD Wins at Hydrogen Competition

By | News, Research News | No Comments February 2, 2019

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.