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Alternative Energy / Fuel Cells

The Cube – New Breakthrough Set to Alter the Energy Landscape Forever

The Cube – New Breakthrough Set to Alter the Energy Landscape Forever

Aug 15, 2013 at 17:18 | Charles Kennedy

Redox Power Systems has signed a partnership deal with researchers at the University of Maryland in order to develop and bring to commercial market a new distributed electricity generation…

Replacing Platinum to Build Cheaper Fuel Cells

Replacing Platinum to Build Cheaper Fuel Cells

Aug 09, 2013 at 17:36 | Futurity

A new type of polymer membrane could replace expensive platinum in alkaline batteries and fuel cells.“We have tried to break this paradigm of tradeoffs in materials (by improving)…

The Grid Gets a Very Big Lithium Ion Battery

The Grid Gets a Very Big Lithium Ion Battery

Jun 05, 2013 at 16:38 | Brian Westenhaus

A very large new Lithium-ion battery was unveiled Saturday in Oregon to help make the Northwest’s and the nation’s electric system more efficient, officials said at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A Follow up on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough

A Follow up on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough

Apr 24, 2013 at 15:48 | Barry Stevens

As a matter of clarification, the technology under discussion generates hydrogen from water. It is not a fuel cell. For this reason, the title “Hydrogen Production Breakthrough” better reflects the…

Breakthrough Microbattery Charges 1,000 Times Faster than Competing Technology

Breakthrough Microbattery Charges 1,000 Times Faster than Competing Technology

Apr 17, 2013 at 16:52 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) have announced their new Microbatteries that out-power even the best supercapacitors and could drive new applications in radio communications and…

How Long Should a Lithium Ion Battery Survive in an EV?

How Long Should a Lithium Ion Battery Survive in an EV?

Apr 11, 2013 at 16:34 | Brian Westenhaus

Mikael G. Cugnet, Ph.D. spoke on the question that worries millions of owners and potential owners of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) using lithium-ion batteries: How long before the…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough?

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough?

Apr 08, 2013 at 17:30 | Barry Stevens

Monday, April 9, 2013, I will be attending a private demonstration of a hydrogen fuel cell using catalytic carbon for producing hydrogen-for-fuel. This is the world’s first scalable Hydrogen-On-Demand process…

Was Senator Matsunaga Right About Hydrogen After All?

Was Senator Matsunaga Right About Hydrogen After All?

Apr 05, 2013 at 17:54 | Barry Stevens

For those unaware, former U.S. Senator from Hawaii and visionary Spark Masayuki Matsunaga spent 28 years in Congress and passed away on April 15, 1990. Spark was instrumental in passing…

Suzuki Starts Production of Hydrogen Cell Car Battery

Suzuki Starts Production of Hydrogen Cell Car Battery

Feb 22, 2013 at 16:45 | Jen Alic

It was only a year ago that Suzuki Motor Corporation (7269:JP) started a joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel-cell systems for vehicles, and now it’s starting production. In…

Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Big Problems for Aviation Industry

Lithium Ion Batteries Causing Big Problems for Aviation Industry

Jan 25, 2013 at 16:58 | Brian Westenhaus

No Boeing 787 Dreamliners have crashed or burned to the ground, but lithium ion technology is back in the news with a vengeance.  The lithium ion batteries that are used…

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