Researchers develop new device that uses solar energy to produce clean water

Solar Energy - Drinking Water at Sunset

New device leverages the power of solar energy to produce clean drinking water Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new device that is capable of drawing clean water from air. While the device is still in very early prototype stages, the research team has expressed that it shows great promise. According to researchers, the device makes use of solar energy, which is used to power chemical reactions within the device itself in order to collect water molecules. Early tests show…

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New locations for hydrogen fuel stations identified in California

California Fuel Cell Partnership identifies 19 locations that would be ideal for new fueling stations The California Fuel Cell Partnership has listed a network of 19 locations that could effectively bolster California’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The organization has been looking for locations that would be ideal for new fueling stations that can support fuel cell vehicles. These fuel stations are meant to be beneficial for those using fuel cell vehicles in daily travels, while also providing those conducting city-to-city travel with a way to keep their vehicles fueled. State continues…

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Breakthrough catalyst concept from University of California, Berkeley could mean more affordable fuel cells

University of California, Berkeley

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new way to make catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells. Catalysts are a primary component of fuel cells and allow for the production of hydrogen gas. The problem with conventional catalysts is that they are made of platinum, one of the most expensive materials in the world. Electrolysis – the process in which hydrogen is produced – is only possible because of defects in catalyst materials. As such, the majority of the material is wasted. This simple fact has kept hydrogen…

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