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Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air

Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air

A promising alternative to conventional power plants, solid oxide fuel cells use electrochemical methods that can generate power more efficiently than existing combustion-based generators. But fuel cells tend to degrade too quickly, eating up any efficiency gains through increased cost.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 4, 2019
GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels

GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels

GE's Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a leading fuel cell manufacturer, are collaborating on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Mar 4, 2019
High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

A team of engineers has developed a high-power fuel cell using a unique pH-gradient-enabled microscale bipolar interface that could power a variety of transportation modes — including unmanned underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft — at significantly lower cost.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Feb 27, 2019
Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

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.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Feb 11, 2019
Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather

Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather

Batteries are currently outpacing fuel cells in the technological race to power the electric vehicle. Lithium batteries keep getting cheaper, while fuel cells remain hampered by pricey, short-lived platinum catalysts. Researchers suggest that adding a bit more platinum—albeit in a novel form—could help fuel cell cars catch up.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 14, 2019
New catalysts for better fuel cells

New catalysts for better fuel cells

Researchers have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells, according to a study.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 19, 2018
Norway commissions zero-emission high speed ferry

Norway commissions zero-emission high speed ferry

Hyon AS has been awarded grants under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two maritime projects; a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. The ambitions of both projects are to realize zero-emission propulsion via fuel cells using cost-efficient hydrogen produced from electrolysis based on renewable energy.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 18, 2018
Maximizing the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

Maximizing the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its effectiveness in converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, platinum offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical reactions. But platinum is both scarce and expensive, which means scientists are looking to create practical fuel cell catalysts that use far less of the costly precious metal.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 27, 2018
Helping fuel cells beat the heat

Helping fuel cells beat the heat

A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 15, 2018
Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem

Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem

Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Apr 4, 2019
GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels

GE and Nedstack partnership set sights on zero emission cruise vessels

GE's Power Conversion business and Nedstack, a leading fuel cell manufacturer, are collaborating on developing hydrogen fuel cell systems for powering zero-emission cruise vessels.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Feb 27, 2019
Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

Cutting the cost of fuel cells in electric vehicles

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.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Jan 14, 2019
New catalysts for better fuel cells

New catalysts for better fuel cells

Researchers have developed nano-catalysts that can reduce the overall cost of clean energy fuel cells, according to a study.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 18, 2018
Maximizing the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

Maximizing the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its effectiveness in converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, platinum offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical reactions. But platinum is both scarce and expensive, which means scientists are looking to create practical fuel cell catalysts that use far less of the costly precious metal.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 26, 2018
The next generation of microbial fuel cells

The next generation of microbial fuel cells

Microbial fuel cells are a promising technology for generating electricity from organic waste materials. European investigators set out to improve microbial fuel cells through ground-breaking technologies.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Mar 4, 2019
High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

A team of engineers has developed a high-power fuel cell using a unique pH-gradient-enabled microscale bipolar interface that could power a variety of transportation modes — including unmanned underwater vehicles, drones and eventually electric aircraft — at significantly lower cost.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Feb 11, 2019
Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather

Iron-platinum catalyst keeps fuel cells clean, even in cold weather

Batteries are currently outpacing fuel cells in the technological race to power the electric vehicle. Lithium batteries keep getting cheaper, while fuel cells remain hampered by pricey, short-lived platinum catalysts. Researchers suggest that adding a bit more platinum—albeit in a novel form—could help fuel cell cars catch up.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Dec 19, 2018
Norway commissions zero-emission high speed ferry

Norway commissions zero-emission high speed ferry

Hyon AS has been awarded grants under the PILOT-E scheme for the development and realization of two maritime projects; a high-speed ferry and a short-sea freighter. The ambitions of both projects are to realize zero-emission propulsion via fuel cells using cost-efficient hydrogen produced from electrolysis based on renewable energy.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 27, 2018
Helping fuel cells beat the heat

Helping fuel cells beat the heat

A strategy for stabilizing silver films could make high-efficiency fuel cells usable in portable devices.
Advanced Batteries & Energy Storage Research
Nov 15, 2018
Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem

Manganese may finally solve hydrogen fuel cells' catalyst problem

Manganese is known for making stainless steel and aluminum soda cans. Now, researchers say the metal could advance one of the most promising sources of renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells.