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Alternative Energy / Fuel Cells

Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Should we be Concerned about EV Batteries?

Jan 21, 2013 at 16:25 | Barry Stevens

With all the problems with Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 lithium-ion batteries, it’s fair to question the performance and safety of EVs Li-ion batteries.  For the uninformed, regulators around the world joined…

New Charging Algorithm can Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

New Charging Algorithm can Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

Jan 07, 2013 at 16:51 | Futurity

A new charging algorithm could extend battery life for the first all-electric, battery-powered locomotive in the US.Batteries for Norfolk Southern Railway No. 999, just like automotive batteries, are…

Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Increasing the Efficiency of Platinum Use in Fuel Cells

Nov 02, 2012 at 18:58 | Brian Westenhaus

Fuel cells are, for some, the nirvana of portable or mobile energy production.  But the problem of a catalyst that tears the hydrogen atom into the parts needed to generate…

Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

Revolutionary Improvement Increases Lithium Ion Battery Capacity by 300%

Oct 30, 2012 at 18:43 | Brian Westenhaus

California Lithium Battery (CLB), a finalist in Department of Energy’s 2012 Start Up America’s Next Top Energy Innovator challenge, has announced the record-setting performance of its new lithium…

New Fuel Cell Catalyst Offers Very Cheap Alternative to Platinum

New Fuel Cell Catalyst Offers Very Cheap Alternative to Platinum

Oct 23, 2012 at 17:36 | Futurity

A new, inexpensive catalyst for hydrogen fuel cells could put platinum out of business, say researchers who’ve developed an alternative out of cobalt, graphene, and cobalt-oxide.Brown University chemist…

Why Electric Cars Don’t have a Future

Why Electric Cars Don’t have a Future

Sep 14, 2012 at 16:40 | Dave Cohen

A controversy has broken out over what it costs General Motors (GM) to produce a Chevy Volt. A Reuters reporter got things going when he claimed that GM is…

Plug In or Get Lost: Forcing a Shift to Alternative Cars

Plug In or Get Lost: Forcing a Shift to Alternative Cars

Sep 01, 2012 at 08:43 | Jen Alic

A new ruling requires US automakers to more than double average fuel economy by 2025 in a move that will push up prices for cars but more than offset the…

New Microbial Fuel Cell can Produce Electricity from Waste Water

New Microbial Fuel Cell can Produce Electricity from Waste Water

Aug 15, 2012 at 17:26 | Brian Westenhaus

Wastewater, more commonly thought of as sewage or gray water is estimated to use 3% of the electrical energy consumed in the United States and other developed countries.Engineers…

Promising Discoveries made in Fuel Cell Research

Promising Discoveries made in Fuel Cell Research

Jun 20, 2012 at 17:37 | Brian Westenhaus

Ballard Power Systems, a Vancouver British Columbia, Canada based fuel cell manufacturer is flirting with becoming profitable.  The enthusiasm surrounding fuel cells has been the roller coaster ride of the…

New Battery to Revolutionise the EV Market

New Battery to Revolutionise the EV Market

Mar 01, 2012 at 17:29 | Charles Kennedy

The biggest obstacles to mass production of electric vehicles and their popularity amongst the public are the cost, the range and their safety in collisions. All these obstacles are heavily…

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