Posts Tagged ‘fuel cells’

A Liquid-Based System to Reduce the Cost of Fuel Cells

Thursday, September 17, 2009 5:19 1 Comment

ACAL Energy is a UK company that has developed a new way to reduce the price for fuel cells by 40% and the amount of platinum used in fuel cell by as much as 80%. The company’s unique FlowCath technology allows them to use a catalyst and a mediator dissolved in a water-based solution.

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Replacing Expensive Nafion with Non-Precious Metals for Low-Cost Fuel Cells

Thursday, August 20, 2009 3:07 No Comments

Professor Yushan Yan of UC Riverside and associates have developed an alkaline membrane that they believe will one day replace Nafion and enable non-precious metal fuel cell catalysts that are composed of elements such as cobalt, nickel, iron and silver.

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Tiny Biological Fuel Cells Being Developed at University of Georgia

Saturday, June 20, 2009 8:46 No Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia ave developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electricity, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power prosthetic limbs, pacemakers and cochlear implants.

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A New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Achieves 63% Efficiency

Thursday, June 18, 2009 2:11 No Comments

NGK Insulators Ltd developed a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) that achieved a lower heating value (LHV) of 63%, one of the highest in the world and uses hydrogen gas as fuel. The SOFC features an operating temperature of 800°C and  a power output of 700W.

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Bacteria is Capable to Produce Biofuel From Non-Food Biomass

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 5:09 2 Comments

Researchers have founded that microscopic organisms like microalgae and bacteria are biological factories that are proving to be efficient sources of inexpensive, environmentally friendly biofuels, which would help solve the looming fuel crisis in the 21st century.

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A new way to improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 8:46 No Comments

This discovery was made by a group of researchers at Rice University which have founded a new way to improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries: use carbon-nanotube/metal-oxide arrays as electrode material.

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Volkswagen Released The New Hydrogen-Based Passat

Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:24 No Comments

Volkswagen created in collaboration with Shanghai Auto, a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The model is a Passat Lingyu and promotes the use of alternative energy in the automotive industry. The model production  will start in 2010. Fuel cells which is equipped Passat Lingyu was developed in partnership between Shanghai Auto and Volkswagen, Tongji [...]

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Soon Batteries Will Be Replaced by Micro Fuel Cells

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 13:16 No Comments

In our days every gadget is powered by batteries which are cheap but not very efficient to power electronics. It seems that this problem will be solved because a team of researchers at the Institute of Electronics, Mircorelectronics and Nanotechnology, have discovered micro fuel cells that maintain a good power density at room temperature and [...]

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