Fuel cells rely on water as a proton conduction medium, and hence frequently struggle to operate at temperatures above 100 °C.
Cheap and abundant, sodium is a prime promising candidate for new battery technology. But the limited performance of sodium-ion batteries has hindered their large-scale applications.
In a review recently published in the open-access journal Energies, researchers discussed new research trends regarding proton exchange membrane fuel cells..
Bioethanol production has the potential to replace petrochemical-derived fuels for sectors such as the automotive industry. A new paper appearing in Energies has explored the production of this alternative fuel from bacteria and fungi. Researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ariel University in Israel have contributed to the paper.
Fuel cells employ platinum as a catalyst. However, platinum degrades unevenly in fuel cells, resulting in still-usable platinum being discarded. To improve fuel cell durability and reduce waste, this research studied the causes of uneven platinum degradation, producing simple, effective strategies to reduce the waste of precious catalyst material and thereby encouraging the use of fuel cells in vehicles.
Writing in ACS Applied Energy Materials, a team of scientists from Chongqing University in China have reported the development of high-performance anion exchange membranes based on PVA. The research aims to overcome one of the main bottlenecks in commercializing these materials for use in fuel cells.
A team of researchers from Italy have authored a new paper considering how to improve the circularity of oil refineries, in particular reusing by-products of the oil industry. Their research has appeared in Energies.
Glucose is the sugar we absorb from the foods we eat. It is the fuel that powers every cell in our bodies. Could glucose also power tomorrow's medical implants
A team of researchers from Denmark’s Aalborg University and Blue World Technologies ApS have collaborated on a new paper published online in Energies. In the paper, they have reported a hybrid system using a methanol fuel cell and a battery for use in power backup systems for the telecom industry.
Sustainable fuels are a key strategy to meet carbon emission reduction targets and mitigate the environmental damage caused by human activities.