Department of Energy Funds Development of Next-Generation PEM Fuel Cell Cathode Materials at pH Matter

Columbus, Ohio, June 8, 2018 — pH Matter announced today that it has been awarded over $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the continued development of its COR-Cat™ high-activity catalyst materials for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells. A key to the cost and lifetime of PEM fuel cells is the performance of materials in the cathode, particularly the catalyst layer. pH Matter’s new catalyst material retains activity following lifetime durability demonstrations of 30,000 cycles, and is suitable for use in fuel cell applications…

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Alternative energy industry grows with new partnership

Fuel Cell Industry - Partnership

Legacy, LLC hired to represent hydrogen pioneers Alternative Hydrogen Solutions You may not have heard of Hy-Impact but Alternative Hydrogen Solutions, LLC is looking to change that by hiring Legacy Consulting, Inc to help build brand recognition and aid in visibility nationally. Legacy is a consulting and strategy firm from Little Rock, AR which helps build up the profile of clients in many industries including both commercial operations and in government advocacy for new and advanced products. Alternative Energy Industry benefits from partnership AHS feels the pairing with Legacy will be a…

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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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Aalto University researchers develop new nanomaterial that could make fuel cells more affordable

Hydrogen fuel research

Researchers from the Aalto University in Finland have discovered a new way to make hydrogen fuel cells more cost effective. Currently, the cost of fuel cell manufacture is keeping hydrogen energy from becoming a major staple of the world’s energy infrastructure. Many companies in various industries have shown a great deal of interest in hydrogen fuel, but have been unable to adopt the energy because of the cost of fuel cells. Researchers claim that the new discovery could reduce the need of costly materials for the construction of fuel cells.…

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New fuel cell catalyst boosts the performance and longevity of ammonia borane fuel cells

ruthenium

Scientists from the University of Southern California have developed a new catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells. The catalyst in made from ruthenium, a rare chemical element derived from platinum. Unlike conventional platinum catalysts, ruthenium is highly resistant to electrolysis, the process through which hydrogen is produced from water. The chemical reactions occurring in fuel cells are quite volatile, putting a enormous strain on the internal components of units. These components wear out over time and need to be replaced, a costly procedure considering the massive expense associated with platinum. Using…

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