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NREL Helping with New Hydrogen Infrastructure

DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is helping to build out the burgeoning hydrogen auto infrastructure. Yesterday I talked about the DOE (Department of Energy) and how their PNNL division was helping with similar efforts. But the NREL is taking a different angle at the issues. According to the NREL, …

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Mixed Reactant Fuel Cells May Be the Future

Mixed reactant fuel cells may be the future according to Mantra Energy Alternatives Ltd. Two advantages of this type of fuel cell are no expensive platinum will be used and there will be no membranes to foul. According to CNN, “A version of Mantra’s ‘Mixed-Reactant Fuel Cell’ will be designed …

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Say Jell-O to Fuel Cells

University of Birmingham researchers have created a gelatin (say Jell-O!) structure to take the place of expensive and rare metal platinum in fuel cells. The researchers use gelatin combined with iron and magnesium salts to create the catalyst. According to the University of Birmingham, “The Birmingham chemists have combined gelatin …

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DOE and JCAP Spearhead Artificial Photosynthesis

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) together with the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have developed a unique artificial photosynthesis component for the creation of hydrogen from water. According to Berkeley Lab, “The new JCAP photocathode construct consists of the semiconductor gallium phosphide …

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ACAL Fuel Cell Delivers 300,000 Miles of Driving

One of the long-time issues with hydrogen fuel cells for autos has been durability. If a fuel cell has to compete with gasoline or diesel engines for customers then they need to last nearly as long if not excel in durability. Up until now this hasn’t been the case. ACAL …

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