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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Researchers developing new materials to make hydrogen fuel cells more durable and effective

Hydrogen Fuel Research

As more focus is being placed on alternative energy, researchers have been able to make strides in the field of sustainable technologies. Hydrogen fuel cells are a very popular subject for many researchers interested in alternative energy. Liang Wang, a post-doctoral researcher from the University of Delaware’s Center for Fuel Cell Research has been working on ways to change how fuel cells work by renovating their structure and the materials used in the units. Wang’s work has brought some of the most promising developments to the world of hydrogen energy.…

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Virginia Tech finds a new alternative catalyst that makes fuel cells more powerful and efficient

Virginia Polytechnic Institute - Green Technology

Researchers at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have found a new way to make hydrogen fuel cells more powerful and efficient. Virginia Tech is famed for its contributions to technological advancement, and the latest coming from the institute could make fuel cells more viable for commercial use. Researchers have improved the electricity generating capabilities of fuel cells by using a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM). The new method may also mean that conventional platinum catalysts used by today’s fuel cells will be obsolete. Scientists at Virginia Tech are using…

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