Tag: fuel cell

Polish researchers make advances in direct ethanol fuel cell technology

Polish researchers make advances in direct ethanol fuel cell technology

June 25, 2020 |

In Poland, scientists working at the Department for Functional Nanomaterials at the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences designed and synthesized a functional ternary Pt/Re/SnO2/C catalyst as an anode material in a direct ethanol fuel cell. It was possible by synthesizing platinum, rhenium and tin oxide nanoparticles of a spherical shape […]

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The Story of How Fuelcell Energy Saved Christmas 2019

The Story of How Fuelcell Energy Saved Christmas 2019

December 25, 2019 |

By John Beidle, CEO, CDO of New Energy Opportunities, LLC Special to The Digest The boardroom at the North Pole seemed to have an early chill during this summer’s board meeting. The reindeer, now happier with a new diet and feed allotments from last century’s labor contract, is now frustrated with their stable conditions. Meanwhile, […]

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Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

July 23, 2018 |

In Spain, the highly advanced bioethanol fuel cell-powered S-80 submarines currently under construction in Cartagena now won’t likely be ready until 2022 and are expected to cost nearly $1.14 billion each after delays and overruns to the project doubled the costs and pushed the delivery date for the four vessels by nearly a decade. The […]

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US DOE tips $15.8M for Hydrogen, Fuel Cell technologies

US DOE tips $15.8M for Hydrogen, Fuel Cell technologies

June 11, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new projects aimed at discovery and development of novel, low-cost materials necessary for hydrogen production and storage and for fuel cells onboard light-duty vehicles.  Selected projects will leverage national lab consortia launched under DOE’s Energy Materials Network (EMN) this past year, in support of […]

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Nissan’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system, and what the fuss is all about

Nissan’s Solid Oxide Fuel Cell system, and what the fuss is all about

June 15, 2016 |

Fuel cells are important technology. You may remember them from the space program. They show up in the drama of Apollo 13, for example. Many car companies have investigated their potential — but here’s a breakthrough that addresses the major barriers for fuel-cell adoption. Earlier this week, we reported that Nissan is researching and developing […]

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Fuel Cell Energy’s hydrogen delivery system now available to support fuels cells for road transport

Fuel Cell Energy’s hydrogen delivery system now available to support fuels cells for road transport

May 31, 2015 |

In Connecticut, FuelCell Energy said that its megawatt-scale FuelCell Energy hydrogen delivery system is now available and can generate more than 1,200 kilograms of hydrogen per day, suitable for larger industrial applications or adequate to power a fleet of more than 1,500 fuel cell cars while also producing two megawatts of ultra-clean electricity. According to […]

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Connecticut legislators attend briefing on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Connecticut legislators attend briefing on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

April 20, 2015 |

In Connecticut, a briefing for Connecticut state legislators about hydrogen and fuel cell technology was led by the Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition (CHFCC) and Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC), both administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT). The briefing, held April 9, focused on measures to improve energy reliability, increase environmental protection, […]

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UK researcher develops fuel cell using DDGS

UK researcher develops fuel cell using DDGS

September 5, 2012 |

In the UK, a researcher at the University of Surrey has devised a way to cheaply and efficiently produce electricity using DDGS in a fuel cell environment by tricking bacteria into working harder to get at their food source, the ethanol byproduct.

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New, edge-only catalysts may open new doors for fuel cells

New, edge-only catalysts may open new doors for fuel cells

February 13, 2012 |

In California, researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have designed a catalyst composed only of edges, that can catalyze the production of hydrogen from water as readily as the edges and defects in regular catalysts. In an article appearing in this week’s edition of Science, the team has created materials with billions of active sites […]

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Finns cut cost of fuel cells by 60 percent, using ethanol

Finns cut cost of fuel cells by 60 percent, using ethanol

December 23, 2011 |

In Finland, Aalto University researchers have discovered a method for manufacturing fuel cells that require 60 per cent less of costly catalysts than current methods.  By using the Aalto University researchers’ ALD method, the anode cover can be much thinner and more even than before, lowering costs and increasing quality. Additionally, by using alcohol fuels […]

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