Tag: fuel cells

Germany researchers develop method to help bridge tech gap for ethanol fuel cells

Germany researchers develop method to help bridge tech gap for ethanol fuel cells

May 18, 2020 |

In Germany, researchers at Dresden University recently crafted a novel freeze-thaw method capable of acquiring multi-scale structured noble metal aerogels as superior photoelectrocatalysts for electro-oxidation of ethanol, promoting their application for fuel cells. Their work has now been published as a cover story in Angewandte Chemie International Edition, titled “Freeze-Thaw-Promoted Fabrication of Clean and Hierarchically-Structured […]

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Brazilian researchers investigating novel composite membranes for direct ethanol fuel cells

Brazilian researchers investigating novel composite membranes for direct ethanol fuel cells

May 4, 2020 |

In Brazil, researchers from the Brazilian research institute IPEN are investigating novel composite membranes for direct ethanol fuel cells. A promising solution is tailoring new polymer-based composite electrolyte materials to replace the state-of-the-art polymer electrolyte such as Nafion. The team uses a melt extrusion process to produce composite membranes based on Nafion with additional titanate […]

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FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

FuelCell energy’s carbonate fuel cell tech produces graphene and carbon fiber

August 18, 2019 |

In Missouri, New Energy Opportunities reports that FuelCell Energy’s solid oxide cells produce electricity more efficiently than a steam-fired generator, but the efficiency is driven by the hydrogen that is also produced in the process. FuelCell Energy’s molten carbonate fuel cell technology can be used to produce graphene and carbon fiber materials from virtually all […]

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Short on sustainable hydrogen? Here comes new water-splitting tech to save the day

Short on sustainable hydrogen? Here comes new water-splitting tech to save the day

January 6, 2016 |

You may not know it, but you are short on hydrogen. Right now. We live in a hydrogen-starved world, and it’s expensive to make. And most of what we make is unsustainable, produced from fossil sources. All that might be ready to change. The Digest investigates. Making syngas for efficient production of fuels? Need hydrogen. Fuel-cell […]

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