Say hello to cheaper hydrogen fuel cells: Scientists document utility of non-precious-metal catalysts
(PhysOrg.com) -- Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have developed a way to avoid the use of expensive platinum in hydrogen fuel cells, the environmentally friendly devices that might replace current ...
dAlH2Orean: An RC car that runs on aluminum soda can tabs (w/ video)
On the way to hydrogen storage?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The car of the future could be propelled by a fuel cell powered with hydrogen. But what will the fuel tank look like? Hydrogen gas is not only explosive but also very space-consuming. Storage ...
Putting a fuel cell 'in your pocket'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology using catalysts which make hydrogen from formic acid could eventually replace lithium batteries and power a host of mobile devices.
Blocking carbon dioxide fixation in bacteria increases biofuel production
Reducing the ability of certain bacteria to fix carbon dioxide can greatly increase their production of hydrogen gas that can be used as a biofuel. Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, report their findings ...
Research team develops lightweight, portable power using hydrogen fuel pellets
Purdue University researchers have collaborated with scientists at General Atomics to create safe and efficient pellets to power hydrogen fuel cells that can run an array of portable electronic devices.
Researchers make advances in rechargeable solid hydrogen fuel storage tanks
Researchers have revealed a new single-stage method for recharging the hydrogen storage compound ammonia borane. The breakthrough makes hydrogen a more attractive fuel for vehicles and other transportation modes.
Scientists discover recycling method to advance fuel cell practicality
(PhysOrg.com) -- The use of hydrogen as a practical, widespread alternative fuel to gasoline took another step today as researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and The University of Alabama announce a method for recycling ...
SiGNa Chemistry Inc creates a water-rechargeable battery
Metallic molecules to nanotubes: Spread out!
(PhysOrg.com) -- A lab at Rice University has stepped forward with an efficient method to disperse nanotubes in a way that preserves their unique properties -- and adds more.
Mimicking photosynthesis path to solar-derived hydrogen fuel
Inexpensive hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel may be possible by mimicking photosynthesis, according to a Penn State materials chemist, but a number of problems need to be solved first.
Technology breakthrough fuels laptops and phones, recharges scientist's 60-year career
How does a scientist fuel his enthusiasm for chemistry after 60 years? By discovering a new energy source, of course.
Japanese carmakers in push for hydrogen vehicles
Japan's top three automakers Toyota, Honda and Nissan have united with Japanese energy firms in a push to commercialise greener hydrogen fuel cell cars and build a network of fuelling stations.
Hawaii expands push to fuel hydrogen cars
Hawaii may be the first state in the nation to successfully build a fueling infrastructure that will support thousands of hydrogen fuel cell cars.