Modelling leads to the optimum size for platinum fuel cell catalysts
An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has built platinum nanoparticles for catalysis in fuel cells: The new size-optimized catalysts are twice as good as the best process commercially available today.
AeroDelft, a student team at the Technical University of Delft, is designing the first manned aircraft powered by liquid hydrogen and fuel cells. On April 24th, the team revealed a prototype of the aircraft, which does not emit any harmful greenhouse gases and only releases water vapour.
As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That’s tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum.
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.
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.
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.