Alternative Energy

Fuel Cells

News and Information about Fuel Cell and Electric Storage Technologies.

Mar 03, 2015

Fuel Cells

A fuel cell is an electrochemical devise that converts a fuel source into electricity. Fuel cells require a fuel source, but will perform for infinite periods of time if inflows are maintained. Because of this they are different from batteries, which are closed energy storage systems. The articles on this page explore fuel cell technology and its uses.

Hydrogen Generation & Storage Made Easy with Nano-Technology

Hydrogen Generation & Storage Made Easy with Nano-Technology

Fuels like gasoline, based on hydrocarbon, create pollution and carbon footprint. Hydrogen has been claimed to be a good alternative to replace fossil fuel since the 1970s. But hydrogen’s

Ramanathan’s Work on Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells

Ramanathan’s Work on Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells

A team of researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences that is headed by Sriram Ramanathan is working on developing fuel cells. If Ramanathan is to

New Process to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Usage

New Process to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cell Usage

A new process is being tested by chemical engineers of Purdue University to get high hydrogen production at fuel-cell temperature-level with no catalyst use. This is full of promise

New Platinum Could Mean Cheaper, More Efficient Fuel Cells

New Platinum Could Mean Cheaper, More Efficient Fuel Cells

Fuel cells are clean and green cells. They work without polluting the environment. Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that transform the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity generating

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda Solar Hydrogen Station Introduced to Green Car Market

Honda finally unveiled their new solar hydrogen solar station and all signs point to a dramatic success. The station is smaller than previous models and enables an electric car

Riversimple Fuel Cell Car Project Continues to Plod Along

Riversimple Fuel Cell Car Project Continues to Plod Along

People are getting more and more excited about green automobiles, so it was kind of surprising to see such a neutral reaction to the Fuel Cell Car by Riversimple.

New Hydrogen Storage Method

New Hydrogen Storage Method

Hydrogen is an extremely environment friendly fuel as when it burns it releases only water vapor into the atmosphere, but the problem is that it is not easy to

Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Fuel Cell Powered UAV Completes 23-hour Flight

Surveillance and communication are the lifeline of the armed forces. These days they are utilizing small UAVs for naval missions. If the armed forces are using electric UAVs, they

Adding Lithium to Hydgrogen Could Improve Production

Adding Lithium to Hydgrogen Could Improve Production

In our energy deprived world scientists are trying to find out various elements, alloys and substances that can provide clean and green energy along with meeting our energy demands.

Students to Sail Hydrogen Powered Boat

Students to Sail Hydrogen Powered Boat

A group of bright young Rensselaer students will soon take up the Hudson River, but with a difference. They are using a boat driven by clean and green hydrogen

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

New Hope for Hydrogen Storage

It seems simple but if put it into practice then we can develop real potential for hydrogen fuels. A new method of “recycling” hydrogen-containing fuel materials could pave the

New Advances in Hydrogen Fuel Catalysts

New Advances in Hydrogen Fuel Catalysts

Hydrogen has great potential as a fuel of future because it is an environmentally clean energy fuel and save us from the undesirable side effects of greenhouse gases. Before

Hydrogen From Waste Materials

Hydrogen From Waste Materials

Environmentalists are continuously searching for green and clean fuel. Until now they have been putting a lot of energy and talent into hydrogen fuels because when hydrogen is burned,

New Hydrogen Powered Urban Car by Riversimple

New Hydrogen Powered Urban Car by Riversimple

A new hydrogen car was unveiled in London, UK by Riversimple. This Riversimple Urban Car (RUC) is powered by fuel cells. These fuels cells combine hydrogen with oxygen from

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

New Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology

Scientists are tirelessly working on sources of alternative energy so that we can have a better substitute for fossil fuels in near future. We know that sunlight, wind and

Hydrogen Powered Street Cleaner

Hydrogen Powered Street Cleaner

We are hearing about many inventions and discoveries in the alternative energy sector. But we don’t get to read about many ‘actual’ finished products doing their work in real

New Sponge-like Gas Storage Material

New Sponge-like Gas Storage Material

Environmentalists, common man, scientists, politicians, everyone want to breathe fresh and clean air and leave this earth in a better shape for next generation. Environmentalists and scientists are working

Fuel Cell Powered Military Surveillance Aircraft

Fuel Cell Powered Military Surveillance Aircraft

It is great news that defense forces are promoting the use of alternative fuels in their own unique way. American army is using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Afghanistan.

More Efficient Palladium Fuel Cell Catalysts

More Efficient Palladium Fuel Cell Catalysts

This age is known as electronic age. It seems impossible to run life without electronic goods. They are part and parcel of our personal and professional life. We use

Longest Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

Longest Nanowires May Lead To Better Fuel Cells

We are searching for the alternative energy which can conveniently be used for our industrial and everyday purposes. Wind, water, geothermal and many other alternative energy sources are good

Understanding How Water Molecules Split

Understanding How Water Molecules Split

Plants produce energy with the help of photosynthesis. One of the important steps of photosynthesis is splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen and release of energy in this process.

New Method for Realizing Hydrogen Potential

New Method for Realizing Hydrogen Potential

Hydrogen-powered fuel cells hold enormous promise as a power source for future generations. Hydrogen is the simplest element known to humans. Each atom of hydrogen has only one proton.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bicycles

Several companies in the past have showcased their plans to use hydrogen fuel cell technology to power a bicycle. Recently, Chinese company Pearl Hydrogen became the latest company to

Pyromex Waste to Energy Technology

Pyromex Waste to Energy Technology

Swiss Company Pyromex has been developing waste management technologies for almost twenty years. Their goal is to lower emissions and reduce landfill waste with their patented ultra-high temperature

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient Energy Generator Technology

Ambient energy generators have the potential to replace battery power as an energy source in a variety of practical applications, particularly in remote locations. Research has shown that it is

Hydrogen Energy Economy Investment in Europe

Hydrogen Energy Economy Investment in Europe

A Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) has been proposed by 48 leading industry stakeholders on the eve of the European Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform (HFP) annual assembly and exhibition

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Future Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Forget ethanol or biodiesel. The next big thing in automotive fuel may very well be hydrogen. Automakers rapidly are closing in on making hydrogen fuel cell vehicles an everyday fact

Cenergie Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

Cenergie Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

According to a recent report by the UK Energy Research Centre, Britain faces an energy generating capacity shortfall of 7-16 gigawatts by 2015. We are not alone: the American shortfall

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is showcasing it’s latest technology innovation, an energy-efficient hydrogen powered bus. Unfortunately this vehicle cost too much money to make it practical for use in the short-term future. The