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New approach removes sulfur from military-grade fuel; Syngas powers the process
Researchers at PNNL have developed a compact and rugged microchannel distillation unit to create a light fraction of JP-8, the standard military fuel. (2006-03-29)

Fuel Cell Technology Institute
The future of fuel cells will be discussed at the 3rd Annual Fuel Cell Technology Institute on June 24 - 25, 2003 in Irvine, CA. The early registration deadline is May 28th. (2003-05-22)

NRL demonstrates fuel cell-powered unmanned aerial system
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with industrial partners, demonstrated an unmanned aerial system (UAS) flight solely powered by fuel cell technology. The flight of the 5.6-pound 'Spider-Lion (2005-11-22)

NRL's Ion Tiger sets 26-hour flight endurance record
The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle, has flown 26 hours and 1 minute carrying a 5-pound payload, setting another unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight. (2009-11-30)

Risoe DTU takes the lead for a test and approval center for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies
Danish industrial players have expressed a strong need for support in the process to push fuel cell and hydrogen technologies from the research and development stage into the commercial domain. Risoe DTU has now with Danish Gas Technology Center as partner received support from the Danish Programme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration to initialize a center which will eventually support industry with test, development, analysis, approval, certification, consultation and training in the areas of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. (2010-03-11)

Young scientist receives the Siemens climate award 2010 for working with fuel cells
Trine Klemensoe, Risoe DTU, has received the Siemens climate award 2010 of DKK 100,000 ($18,257) for her valuable work of making fuel cells more efficient. (2011-02-07)

Helicopters with fuel cells
In the future, an unmanned helicopter will search for people trapped in fallen buildings or investigate contaminated terrain. The mini-helicopter will be powered by a very light fuel cell that weighs only 30 grams and has an output of 12 watts. (2008-06-06)

Bicycles - for today!
Cidetec Technology Centre's Energy Department has designed a prototype for a motorised bicycle that works off fuel cells. (2005-12-22)

Ammonia for fuel cells
Researchers at the University of Delaware have identified ammonia as a source for engineering fuel cells that can provide a cheap and powerful source for fueling cars, trucks and buses with a reduced carbon footprint. (2019-08-20)

WSU researchers develop fuel cells for increased airplane efficiency
Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars. (2014-06-16)

U of C chemists discover recipe to design a better type of fuel cell
University of Calgary chemists Jeff Hurd and George Shimizu have taken the science behind a specific type of fuel cell towards a higher level of design. They have discovered a new material that allows a PEM fuel cell, known as a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell, to work at a higher temperature. This discovery is extremely important in terms of increasing the efficiency and decreasing the cost of PEM fuel cells. (2009-10-18)

Rating the performance of residential fuel cells
NIST researchers have launched a new effort to collect data on how well residential fuel cells work under a variety of different conditions. They are studying how changing electrical and heating demands, outside temperatures, humidity and power systems affect the efficiency of fuel cells made by different manufacturers. (2003-09-26)

Georgia Tech chemical discovery could revolutionize polymer fuel cells
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have pinpointed a chemical that could allow polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells to operate at a much higher temperature without moisture, potentially meaning that polymer fuel cells could be made much more cheaply than ever before and finally run at temperatures high enough to make them practical for use in cars and small electronics. (2005-08-24)

Future power source for undersea vehicles
ONR-funded researchers at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., recently conducted a continuous 37-hour demonstration of a high-energy electric power source to propel unmanned undersea vehicles. (2000-03-05)

The 'Batman' in hydrogen fuel cells
In a study published in Nature on Jan. 31, researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report advances in the development of hydrogen fuel cells that could increase its application in vehicles, especially in extreme temperatures like cold winters. (2019-01-30)

New concept of fuel cell for efficiency and environment
The Center for Nanoparticle Research at the Institute for Basic Science has succeeded in proposing a new method to enhance fuel cell efficiency with the simultaneous removal of toxic heavy metal ions. (2015-01-05)

Carnegie Mellon researcher leads team working to create methanol fuel cell
Carnegie Mellon's Prashant Kumta and his group are developing nanostructural catalyst compositions using novel chemistry methods that exhibit excellent catalyticactivity compared to conventional standards catalysts. (2006-02-18)

Solid oxide fuel cells getting closer to the market
The Danish company Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S and Risoe DTU have received a grant of 54.5 million DKK from the Danish Energy Agency's Programme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration. This will ensure that the current efforts within solid oxide fuel cells will be continued, leading to prototypes in 2012 which meet market demands for efficiency, lifetime and price. (2010-07-01)

Hydrogen distribution not an option in biomass gasification
When using fuel cells to generate electricity from biomass, the best approach is to do so centrally, in combination with a gas turbine. The production and subsequent distribution of hydrogen is an inefficient process. This is the view of Richard Toonssen, who will defend his doctoral dissertation on this subject at TU Delft in the Netherlands on Thursday, July 8. (2010-07-08)

Researchers develop miniaturized fuel cell that makes drones fly more than 1 hour
Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small battery capacity and limited flight time of less than an hour. Prof. Gyeong Man Choi's research team at POSTECH have developed a miniaturized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones, laptops, drones, and other small electronic devices to solve this problem. (2016-03-07)

PNNL researcher receives international fuel cell award
Fuel cell pioneer Subhash Singhal, fuel cell director at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has received the 2008 Grove Medal for sustained advances in fuel cell technology. (2008-10-17)

Fuel cell reaches milestone
A five-kilowatt solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) undergoing testing in Fairbanks has reached the 5,000-hour milestone since its start-up eight months ago. (2004-03-02)

New advance in fuel cell technology may help power medical implants
With designs that hurdle several scientific barriers, two new fuel cells developed at Brown University are models for power sources that may one day energize medical implants or remote sensors. Brown engineers discussed the new cells Thursday March 27, 2003, in New Orleans at the 225th national meeting of the American Chemical Society. (2003-03-27)

Membraneless fuel cell is tiny, versatile
A fuel cell designed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can operate without a solid membrane separating fuel and oxidant, and functions with alkaline chemistry in addition to the more common acidic chemistry. (2005-03-22)

Finding answers century-old questions about platinum's catalytic properties
Researchers now understand more about why platinum is so efficient at producing power in hydrogen fuel cells. (2011-06-06)

Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature
University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel cells can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power and sensors. (2014-11-04)

Ion Tiger fuel cell unmanned air vehicle completes 23-hour flight
The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle, has flown 23 hours and 17 minutes, setting an unofficial flight endurance record for a fuel-cell powered flight. (2009-10-13)

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products
Researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles -- such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests -- which could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies. (2018-11-09)

Heat and electricity generator that reduces contaminant emissions
The Ikerlan Centre for Technological Research is part of the team which is to work on, from this December onwards, the Flame Sofc Europeo project, the object of which is to design and develop a household electrical appliance based on a fuel cell that produces electricity and heat in a way that the dwelling can be self-sufficient and reduce the emission of contaminant elements. (2005-10-11)

Improved rating for residential fuel cells
A new performance rating system for residential fuel cells developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can help prospective buyers assess the economic value of alternative fuel-cell technologies. (2006-06-27)

Fuel cell celebrates one year
The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fuel Cell Technologies of Kingston, Ontario, have announced that the five-kilowatt solid oxide fuel cell installed in Fairbanks has successfully passed the one-year field operational mark. (2004-09-28)

NRL shatters endurance record for small electric UAV
Using liquid hydrogen fuel stored in a new NRL-developed cryogenic fuel storage tank, the flight shatters the previous 26-hour record set by the UAV in 2009. (2013-05-10)

Fuel cells help make noisy, hot generators a thing of the past
Two core technologies developed at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory -- a fuel desulfurization system and a fuel reforming system -- were instrumental in the demonstration of an electric power system operating on JP-8, a fuel commonly used in military operations. (2007-12-11)

Northwestern team develops 'MRI' for fuel cells
As gasoline prices top $3 a gallon in major cities, the drive toward increasing energy efficiency and reducing air pollution has accelerated, and the development of fuel cells has become a major focus worldwide. Now a research team led by a Northwestern University materials scientist has produced the first three-dimensional images of the interior of a fuel cell -- providing a new tool for the study and development of fuel cells. (2006-06-16)

Hydrogen-powered lawnmowers?
In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power. (2007-01-23)

Methanol could fuel computers, cell phones
Virginia Tech researchers are determining the optimum materials for use as a proton exchange membrane in a methanol-based fuel cell. (2003-03-23)

Hybrids on the high seas
As hybrid electric cars become more commonplace on America's highways, the Navy is working to bring hybrid electric ships to the high seas. The Office of Naval Research is developing innovative propulsion systems based on new fuel-cell technology for efficient generation of electrical power--and greater design flexibility--for future ships. (2004-03-05)

CWRU researchers develop prototype of miniature fuel cell
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have used high-tech micro-fabrication techniques to produce a prototype of a miniature fuel cell with a volume of only five cubic millimeters. The new miniature fuel cell could be used in everything from automobiles to cell phones and computers. (2000-04-27)

Virginia Tech researchers creating moldable materials for fuel cell bipolar plates
About 29 percent of the cost of a fuel cell stack is the bipolar plate, and machining channels into the plates is a significant factor. So researchers at Virginia Tech are developing compression moldable composite bipolar plates with channels included. (2005-09-01)

Researchers discover a way to significantly reduce the production costs of fuel cells
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed a new and significantly cheaper method of manufacturing fuel cells. A noble metal nanoparticle catalyst for fuel cells is prepared using atomic layer deposition. (2011-12-20)

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