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  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fuel cells `need investment`

    An environmental group and news provider has said that fuel cell technology has 'massive potential' for the development of green fleets in the future. TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk explained that there are some drawbacks to the technology but these are being worked on. High costs of development and the lack of appropriate infrastructure for hydrogen refuelling were cited as two 'stumbling block[s]', ...


    By Energy Saving Trust

  • Improvements in fuel cell design

    Researchers in the renewable energy sector are working hard in this respect. In this context, researchers in the UPV/EHU’s Department of Applied Chemistry are exploring possible solutions to improve the efficiency of mobile devices like, for example, mobile phones, laptop computers and vehicles. In other words, they are designing new ways of obtaining energy in a cleaner, safer and more ...

  • Fuel Cells Annual Report 2012

    The global fuel cell industry is growing at a rapid pace, having posted a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 83% during the period from 2009 to 2011. However, the industry is still small, particularly compared to some of its other counterparts in the clean energy arena such as solar and wind. And the fuel cell industry still suffers from a pattern of expansion and contraction. During 2011, for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Why I’m backing Fuel Cells

    Viewpoint from Dr Robert Trezona Technology Director at the Carbon Trust In my role at the Carbon Trust, I have been working for a number of years to accelerate hydrogen powered fuel-cell electric vehicles to market. Our analyses suggest that this less fashionable technology is likely to make the largest ultimate contribution to reducing carbon and other emissions from road ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • The EU fuel cells and hydrogen joint technology initiative

    The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) is a public private partnership with joint funding from the Community and from industry with industry in the lead. The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen JTI was established as a Joint Undertaking by Council Regulation (EC) 521/2008[1]. It is officially launched at the First Stakeholders General Assembly in Brussels on 14-15 October 2008. The ...

  • Microbes chow down on latest fuel-cell tech

    Original story at MIT News ou can quickly run out of fingers and toes counting the many ways we waste energy. Take our sewage systems, for example: The energetic content of wastewater is about 10 times the amount of energy it takes to process it. In the U.S., we spend 3 percent of our energy on processing ...

  • Fuel Cells Rapidly Gaining Ground in Germany

      Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard has opened its European headquarters in Germany. Fuji is delivering its first fuel cell exports there. And in recent weeks, US-based fuel cell power plant manufacturer FuelCell Energy announced a partnership with renowned German research institute Fraunhofer IKTS. At this year's Globe 2012, the biennial conference and trade fair on business and the ...


    By Germany Trade & Invest

  • Global Fuel Cell Market 2010-2014

    The expansion and development of oil and gas pipeline infrastructure across borders are changing the This report has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Fuel Cell market landscape in these geographies and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report ...


  • Fuel Cell Market to Reach $1.6 Billion in 2016

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of MarketsandMarkets' new report "Global Fuel Cell Market by Technology, Application, Type, Geography, Fuel, Installation, Trends and Forecasts (2011 - 2016)," to their collection of Energy market reports. For more information, visit ...


  • PowerCell develops fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has reached an agreement with Kalmar Cargotec Sweden AB on developing a fuel cell system for Kalmar Cargotec’s future electric forklift truck. This will help the end consumer, SSAB, to diminish carbon dioxide emissions at the site. The system will be developed and ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • A new way to build membranes for fuel cells

    A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University has been developing a new method for producing novel kinds of membranes that could have improved properties for batteries, fuel cells and other energy conversion and storage applications. After years of working on a novel way of making membranes through a unique layer-by-layer assembly, the team has developed a material specifically ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fuel Cells for Residential, Commercial and Military Power

    Like batteries, fuel cells produce electrical energy through an electrochemical process.  Unlike batteries, fuel cells are “conversion” devices that change some kind of chemical fuel into electricity.  Like combustion engines, fuel cells “convert” fuel into energy, but in this case the energy is electricity, not kinetic (movement) or heat. Fuel cells ...


  • Linde Experts to Discuss Hydrogen Fueling Successes at Fuel Cell Summit

    Three Linde North America alternative fuels experts will be featured speakers at the one-day ...


    By Linde Group

  • Hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Flies ScanEagle

    Insitu Inc. announced today that its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) successfully completed its first hydrogen-powered fuel cell flight during a two-and-a-half-hour flight test. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell solution was implemented as a modular upgrade to the runway-independent, expeditionary Group 2 ScanEagle UAS. The collaboration between Insitu, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and ...


    By InSitu d.o.o.

  • HyFive pioneers hydrogen fuel cell technology

    Preparing for the future. BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, PE INTERNATIONAL, the London Mayor’s Office, hydrogen fueling companies, and others launched a $51.6 million project to develop hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric cars and refueling stations. PE will not only provide the award winning SoFi software for monitoring but will also assess Environmental and Economic aspects of ...


    By thinkstep

  • PowerCell has delivered fuel cell stack as Coop in Switzerland launches distribution truck with fuel cell technology.

    The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has, together with Swiss Hydrogen, supplied a fuel cell system to Coop in Switzerland when the company launches Switzerland´s first distribution truck with fuel cell technology. The system is built on PowerCell S3. Today Coop in Switzerland took the first steps towards a landmark for climate-neutral mobility. At the same time ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • NREL to Showcase Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle and Stationary Fuel Cell System at Capitol Hill People’s Fair

    The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will showcase a fuel cell hybrid vehicle on loan from Toyota and a small stationary fuel cell system at the Capitol Hill People’s Fair on June 1 and 2. Representatives from NREL will be on hand to answer questions and give away educational literature about renewable energy, alternative fuels, and advanced vehicles. ...

  • Runcorn company leads the way in world class fuel cell technology

    A world-leading new fuel cell technology developed by a small business in Runcorn has been selected for a £1million investment by the Carbon Trust as part of its Polymer Fuel Cell Challenge. ACAL Energy’s new approach means that for the first time, hydrogen-powered fuel cells could be affordable enough to be used in mass market applications such as cars – enabling the emergence ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presented its annual awards at the 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, known as the AMR, on June 9. Each year, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presents awards for contributions to the overall efforts of the Program and to recognize achievements in specific areas. Learn ...


    By US Department of Energy

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