A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member has earned a prestigious National Science Foundation award to conduct fundamental physics research on complex materials in solid oxide fuel cells. Assistant Professor Pratik Dholabhai from RIT's School of Physics and Astronomy received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award and grant for his five-year project.
Fuel cells, which are attracting attention as an eco-friendly energy source, obtain electricity and heat simultaneously through the reverse reaction of water electrolysis. Therefore, the catalyst that enhances the reaction efficiency is directly connected to the performance of the fuel cell. To this, a POSTECH-UNIST joint research team has taken a step closer to developing high-performance catalysts by uncovering the ex-solution and phase transition phenomena at the atomic level for the first time.
A research team in Korea has developed a ceramic fuel cell that offers both stability and high performance while reducing the required amount of catalyst by a factor of 20.
Scientists from China and the United Kindom have used salt as the main ingredient to design a new kind of rechargeable battery that could expedite the transformation to a greener electric transport on the roads.
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Proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are an energy storage technology that will help lower the environmental footprint of transportation. These fuel cells make use of a chemical reaction known as oxygen reduction.
Fuel cells based on methanol oxidation have a huge potential in the motor and technical industries. To increase their energy performance, scientists suggest using electrodes made of thin palladium-based metallic glass films.
Scientists from the Center for Innovation in New Energies (CINE) together with researchers from the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), a unit of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), have created a new device that helps gain detail insights about what happens during electrochemical reactions.
On December 16th, the UECC PCTC M/V Auto Energy received the first ship-to-ship bunkering of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) blended with 10% renewable Liquefied Biogas (LBG). Gasum’s LNG bunker vessel Coralius performed the bunkering operation at anchorage outside the port of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Many efforts are being made worldwide to replace fossil fuels with greener alternatives. Hydrogen (H2) is a promising option that is currently in the spotlight; it can be used to generate electricity in fuel cells with water generated as the only byproduct.