An extremely efficient catalyst for extracting electrical energy from ethanol has been created researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Arkansas. The new catalyst is an easy-to-store liquid fuel that can be produced from renewable resources.
Solid oxide fuel cells, a potential replacement to traditional power plants, use electrochemical techniques that can produce power more efficiently when compared to combustion-based generators that are currently in use.
Dual-ion batteries (DIBs), in which cations and anions take part in the electrochemical redox reaction, are one of the most potential candidates that fulfill the demands of the cost-effectiveness of commercial applications.
In close cooperation with Joma-Polytec and Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, the engineering plastic Ultramid from BASF has successfully been used to manufacture a number of fuel cell system components.
Scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) describe, in a study published in Nature on January 31st, 2019, progresses made in the development of hydrogen fuel cells which in turn could boost its application in vehicles, particularly in extreme temperatures such as cold winters.
Scientists from Oregon State University have discovered that a chemical mechanism first reported more than 200 years ago promises to completely transform energy storage for high-power applications such as electrical grids or vehicles.
The present generation of battery systems, whether utilized in electric cars or for power supply, is based on a sequence of individual interconnected cells, which have a number of drawbacks in terms of manufacturing and efficiency.
Lithium-air batteries are ready to become the next ground-breaking alternatives for existing lithium-ion batteries that power computers, cell phones, and electric vehicles.
High-energy-density energy storage systems are highly sought after. From the time Sony Corporation launched the existing commercial lithium (Li) ion batteries (LIBs) in 1991, they have achieved remarkable progress and continue to dominate a huge part of the electric vehicle and portable electronics markets.
In the near future, implantable medical devices like sensors and pacemakers could be energized by a glucose-powered biofuel cell in which the electrodes are made from cotton fiber.