Tag: fuel cells

Hydrogen and fuel cell technology taking off, Ballard aims for $130 billion heavy and medium duty vehicles market

Hydrogen and fuel cell technology taking off, Ballard aims for $130 billion heavy and medium duty vehicles market

October 4, 2020 |

Ballard just hosted a 5-hour analyst day with no breaks and there was a lot to unpack in terms of how the company intends to apply fuel cells in the bus, truck, trains and even marine sectors. But the key message was the huge expanding fuel cell and hydrogen market applications – specifically the Heavy […]

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PowerCell participates in EU project to develop and operate refuse truck with fuel cells

PowerCell participates in EU project to develop and operate refuse truck with fuel cells

August 9, 2020 |

In Sweden, PowerCell Sweden AB will participate in an EU project that will develop and operate a refuse truck with fuel cells for Renova AB, an environmental enterprise within recycling and waste management, to help the City of Gothenburg increase testing of hydrogen fueled refuse trucks. The truck and its operation will be partly funded […]

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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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