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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Fuel cells are beginning to gain global traction

Demand for clean technology is on the rise as the world begins to embrace renewable energy Grand View Research has published a new report concerning global fuel cell capacity. Renewable energy is becoming a major priority for many countries around the world, and some of these countries are beginning to look to fuel cells to meet their clean energy needs. While these energy systems have yet to find acceptance as primary providers of electrical power for governments, businesses are quite interested in using fuel cells of various kinds to tap…

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PEM fuel cell used to produce renewable liquid fuel

fuel cell catalyst - fuel cell research

PEM fuel cell unlocks new process of fuel production A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the U.S., as well as from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, have developed a new way to produce renewable liquid fuels. The process utilizes electricity generated from a PEM fuel cell, making the process clean and sustainable. The team has been experimenting with the process extensively and believe that it is commercially viable and an effective way to produce fuel for…

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PEM fuel cells to be tested by Airbus

Airbus A320 cockpit - PEM fuel cells

Airbus continues showing interest in hydrogen through development of PEM fuel cells Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, has been working on developing a multi-functional fuel cell that is large enough to be used on an A320 plane. The company has made significant progress in this endeavor and is expected to conduct trial flights of a fuel cell-equipped A320 in 2015. Airbus has set its sights on using a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell for its tests. PEM fuel cells are popular in the transportation sector because of their ability…

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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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Hydrogen market fluctuates often as investors cling to uncertainty regarding alternative energy

Fuelcell Energy Industry Financial News

The alternative energy industry has had a tumultuous past when it comes to investments. In previous years, the industry was fraught with crippling uncertainty as investors struggled to reconcile the viability of green technologies with their massive cost. It was not until climate change and other environmental concerns became prominent issues of contention that the industry began attracting noticeable interest as well as support from many of the world’s governments. However, the uncertainties that plagued the industry persisted and still keep alternative energy in a state of purgatory while the…

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