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Scientists put the ​“solve” in ​“solvent” for lithium-sulfur battery challenge

November 6, 2019

Researchers help manage the trade-offs in designing better batteries. Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer…
Platinum-Graphene Atomically-thin Fuel Cell Catalysts Show Superior Stability Over Bulk Platinum

September 19, 2019

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic…
Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells

September 16, 2019

As renewable sources such as wind and solar are quickly changing the energy landscape, scientists are looking for…
Selenium Anchors Could Improve Durability of Platinum Fuel Cell Catalysts

September 9, 2019

Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction reaction at the center of…
Innovative AI system could help make fuel cells more efficient

July 26, 2019

An artificial intelligence system developed by a Cornell-led team has identified a promising material for creating more efficient…
New lab completes teaching in solar cell systems

June 27, 2019

Three groups of students are working hard with hammers and glue to make the best solar panel for…
New Core-Shell Catalyst for Ethanol Fuel Cells

June 11, 2019

Greatly boosts efficiency of ethanol electro-oxidation, offering promise for liquid-fuel-cell-powered drones Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s…
Simulations Identify Importance of Lattice Distortions in Ion-Conducting Fuel Cell Materials

May 1, 2019

Ionic conduction involves the movement of ions from one location to another inside a material. The ions travel…
New study tracks fundamental movements in energy conversion

April 15, 2019

Energy conversion processes, from photosynthesis and respiration in living organisms to combustion and fuel cells used to power…
Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air for future power alternative

April 12, 2019

A promising alternative to conventional power plants, solid oxide fuel cells use electrochemical methods that can generate power…
An artistic representation of the pH-gradient enabled microscale bipolar interface (PMBI) created by Vijay Ramani and his lab.
High-powered fuel cell boosts electric-powered submersibles, drones

March 1, 2019

The transportation industry is one of the largest consumers of energy in the U.S. economy with increasing demand…
Researchers analyzed the oxygen structure (highlighted in red) found in a perovskite’s crystal structure at room temperature, 500°C and 900°C using neutron scattering at ORNL’s Spallation Neutron Source. Analyzing how these structures impact solid oxide fuel cells could lead to the development of new, improved materials. Credit: Kevin Huang/University of South Carolina
Neutrons—Fueling better power

February 5, 2019

A University of South Carolina research team is investigating the oxygen reduction performance of energy conversion materials called…
Vehicles—Fuel cell power up

January 12, 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists studying fuel cells as a potential alternative to internal combustion engines used sophisticated…
Argonne chemist Lina Chong (foreground) holds a sample catalyst while Argonne chemist Di-Jia Liu looks on. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells

December 14, 2018

Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its…
Chemically-modified cotton fibers are the basis for electrodes used in a new biofuel cell powered by glucose. (Credit: Georgia Department of Economic Development)
Cotton-Based Hybrid Biofuel Cell Could Power Implantable Medical Devices

November 20, 2018

A glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fiber could someday help power implantable medical devices…
Not only Hyundai’s fuel cell car doesn’t emit harmful gasses, it also cleans air

November 14, 2018

Hydrogen-powered cars may be the future, but we still don‘t know about it. Producing hydrogen can be an…
Finally, a Robust Fuel Cell that Runs on Methane at Practical Temperatures

November 5, 2018

Fuel cells have not been particularly known for their practicality and affordability, but that may have just changed.…
New, durable catalyst for key fuel cell reaction may prove useful in eco-friendly vehicles

October 17, 2018

One factor holding back the widespread use of eco-friendly hydrogen fuel cells in cars, trucks and other vehicles…
Argonne’s battery testing and prototyping facility grows to meet demand for next-generation technologies

October 9, 2018

Argonne recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded Cell Analysis, Modeling and Prototyping (CAMP) facility. Many of…
New fuel cell concept brings biological design to better electricity generation

October 5, 2018

Fuel cells have long been viewed as a promising power source. These devices, invented in the 1830s, generate…
Developing purifiers to drive the hydrogen fuel revolution

September 24, 2018

A new research project aims to develop novel purifiers that will help accelerate a transition from diesel powered…
Catalyst Advance Could Lead to Economical Fuel Cells

September 4, 2018

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells…
Bosch forms strategic collaboration with fuel-cell expert Ceres Power

August 22, 2018

Flexible power supply for cities and industry. Agreements signed: Bosch to enter into partnership for technology development and…
Paving the way for safer smaller batteries and fuel cells

June 1, 2018

Fuel cells and batteries provide electricity by generating and coaxing positively charged ions from a positive to a…
Toyota Launches Production Model “Sora” Fuel Cell Bus

March 28, 2018

Toyota City, Japan, March 28, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that sales began on March 7 of the…
Turbocharging Fuel Cells with a Multifunctional Catalyst

March 15, 2018

Powering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy…
Looking to the sun to create hydrogen fuel

January 19, 2018

When Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily…
Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle To Go On Sale This Year In Canada

January 19, 2018

Montreal, Québec, January 18, 2018―Toyota Canada today took an important step towards the future of sustainable mobility in…
Study boosts hope for cheaper fuel cells

January 8, 2018

Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes or modified graphene nanoribbons may be suitable replacements for platinum for fast oxygen reduction, the…
Toyota and Panasonic to Start Feasibility Study of Joint Automotive Prismatic Battery Business

December 13, 2017

Toyota City, Japan, December 13, 2017 ― Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) announce today an…
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