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EERC/FuelCell Energy to Develop Durable, High-Performance Electrochemical Cell for Converting Natural Gas into Methanol

EERC/FuelCell Energy to Develop Durable, High-Performance Electrochemical Cell for Converting Natural Gas into Methanol

The University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) announced today it is working with FuelCell Energy, Inc., an integrated stationary fuel cell manufacturer located in Danbury, Connecticut, to develop a durable, low-cost, and high-performance electrochemical cell to convert natural gas and other methane-rich gas into methanol, a major chemical commodity with worldwide applications in the production of liquid fuels, solvents, resins, and polymers. [More]
Sandia National Laboratories Leads Project for Testing Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Powered Generator

Sandia National Laboratories Leads Project for Testing Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Powered Generator

A new chapter in clean energy is starting in Hawaii. At Young Brothers Ltd.’s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. [More]
Efficient Ceramic Fuel Cells Could Help Power Homes Using Natural Gas

Efficient Ceramic Fuel Cells Could Help Power Homes Using Natural Gas

The development of affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes, the culmination of five years worth of work by Colorado School of Mines researchers, is featured in the July 23 issue of Science magazine. [More]
UCLA Researchers Develop Three-Metal Compound Nanostructure for Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells

UCLA Researchers Develop Three-Metal Compound Nanostructure for Eco-Friendly Fuel Cells

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have led a team that has used a three-metal compound to create nanostructures, which can produce fuel cells with improved durability and efficiency at a lower cost. [More]
Novel NIST Technique Helps Create Platinum 'Nano-Raspberries' for More Practical Fuel Cells

Novel NIST Technique Helps Create Platinum 'Nano-Raspberries' for More Practical Fuel Cells

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formulated a simple method to produce platinum "nano-raspberries”. "Nano-raspberries” are basically microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of the valuable metal. [More]
Microscopic Video Images of Ionic Liquids Can Help Improve Batteries and Solar Cells

Microscopic Video Images of Ionic Liquids Can Help Improve Batteries and Solar Cells

Scientists at Kiel University have successfully recorded video images of the bonding of molecules in ionic liquids onto an immersed electrode. Thanks to modern microscopy techniques, for the first time it was possible to directly view the chemical processes in novel and unusual materials. [More]
Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee Present Their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Innovations at Hannover Fair.

Convion, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee Present Their Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Innovations at Hannover Fair.

Convion LTD, Fraunhofer IKTS and Plansee SE have one common goal: to contribute to the breakthrough of SOFC technology as a future form of affordable, reliable, and clean energy. [More]

Proton OnSite to Supply Electrolyzer Stacks for Multiple Submarine Fleets

Proton OnSite, the world leader in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer technology, has announced it has received follow-on orders for Navy electrolyzer cell stacks from UTC Aerospace Systems, a leading defense an... [More]
New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

New Study Explores Ways to Develop Efficient Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists at the University of Wyoming (UW) are exploring ways to develop cost-effective, eco-friendly, and more efficient fuel cell technology. Although commercially available, fuel cell technology is not cost effective when compared to that of other sources of energy. [More]
Tufts Researchers Develop Single-Atom Gold Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications

Tufts Researchers Develop Single-Atom Gold Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications

Tufts University researchers along with the researchers from other national laboratories and universities have developed new catalysts that are capable of potentially reducing the cost of fuels such as hydrogen. [More]