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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)
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)
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. (2003-09-26)
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. (2011-12-20)
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)
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. (2003-03-27)
Helicopters with fuel cells
In the future, an unmanned helicopter will search for people trapped in fallen buildings or investigate contaminated terrain. (2008-06-06)
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. (2009-10-18)
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)
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)
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. (2006-06-16)
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. (2014-11-04)
Nanocrystals key to better fuel cells
A new way to make cubic zirconia with very small crystal sizes could be key to making hydrogen fuel cells more reliable and cost-effective. (2007-07-09)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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. (2010-07-08)
Making more efficient fuel cells
Bacteria that generate significant amounts of electricity could be used in microbial fuel cells to provide power in remote environments or to convert waste to electricity. (2009-09-06)
Surrey scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells
Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation. (2017-12-08)
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. (2010-07-01)
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. (2016-03-07)
WSU researchers determine key improvement for fuel cells
Washington State University researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells, a promising clean energy technology that has struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace. (2016-07-18)
Reducing fuel consumption in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles
Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles -- such as tractor-trailers, transit buses, and work trucks -- consume about 26 percent of transportation fuel used in the US. (2010-03-30)
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. (2004-03-05)
New catalyst of platinum nanoparticles could lead to conk-out free, stable fuel cells
In the quest for efficient, cost-effective and commercially viable fuel cells, scientists at Cornell University's Energy Materials Center have discovered a catalyst and catalyst-support combination that could make fuel cells more stable, conk-out free, inexpensive and more resistant to carbon monoxide poisoning. (2010-08-02)
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)
Ultra clean transportation fuels by deep desulfurization
A process that removes organic sulfur from liquid fuels at low temperatures and ambient pressure without using hydrogen, may help refiners provide fuels for fuel cells and meet the upcoming government's ultra-clean fuel requirements, according to Penn State researchers. (2002-04-08)
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric
A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. (2017-12-07)
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. (2000-04-27)
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)
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. (2017-05-24)
Fuel cells, energy conversion and mathematics
Concerns about dwindling fossil fuel resources, current levels of petroleum consumption, and growing pressure to shift to more sustainable energy sources are among many factors prompting the transition from our current energy infrastructure to one that uses less carbon and requires the efficient conversion of energy. (2009-07-24)
Novel fuel cell catalyst lowers need for precious metal
A test performed in Copenhagen proves that a new catalyst might show the way to cheap and easy fuel cells. (2010-11-23)
Case Western Reserve University wins grant to improve lifetime performance of ceramic fuel cells
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University received an $800,000 Department of Energy grant to study how to make one type of fuel cell -- solid oxide fuel cells -- last longer. (2014-09-02)
Penn engineers develop fuel cell that uses liquid diesel, the first such device to run on a widely available fuel
Chemical engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a prototype fuel cell that's the first to run on a readily available liquid fuel source, in this case ordinary diesel fuel. (2001-09-04)
Technique improves the efficacy of fuel cells
Solid oxide fuel cells, which rely on low- cost ceramic materials, are among the most efficient and promising type of fuel cell. (2016-05-16)
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)
Cactus-inspired skin gives electric cars a spike
Inspired by the humble cactus, a new type of membrane has the potential to significantly boost the performance of fuel cells and transform the electric vehicle industry. (2016-04-27)
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