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Alternative Energy / Fuel Cells

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…

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Not Long to Wait Now

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Not Long to Wait Now

Feb 23, 2012 at 17:57 | Ag Metal Miner

Fuel cells are one of those technologies we have covered before, usually citing some manufacturer who is fan-faring a new technology purported to be game-changing for the cost structure of…

Continued Advances in Fuel Cell Technology

Continued Advances in Fuel Cell Technology

Jan 04, 2012 at 16:56 | Brian Westenhaus

The New Year may well be the breakthrough year for fuel cells.  The astonishing innovation and marketing locomotive of Apple Computers with the i – you name it – product…

Reducing the Cost of Fuel Cells

Reducing the Cost of Fuel Cells

Dec 30, 2011 at 08:12 | Brian Westenhaus

Most folks don’t realize the depth of the economic problem that fuels cells pose for mass adoption.  Often there are price quotes running in the tens or hundreds of thousands…

Biogas Fuel Cell Could Offer an Affordable Alternative to Short-Lived Batteries

Biogas Fuel Cell Could Offer an Affordable Alternative to Short-Lived Batteries

Jun 22, 2011 at 07:44 | Green Futures

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are pioneering a methane fuel cell which could provide portable storage for small-scale power generation, and an affordable alternative to…

First Hydrogen Station for Fuel Cell Cars Opens in California

First Hydrogen Station for Fuel Cell Cars Opens in California

May 16, 2011 at 07:40 | David Gabel

On May 10th Toyota celebrated the opening of the first pipeline-fed refueling station in the US. Located in Torrance, California, it is the first hydrogen station to be directly connected…

The Cost of Fuel Cell Catalysts Could Drop by a Factor of 650

The Cost of Fuel Cell Catalysts Could Drop by a Factor of 650

Mar 30, 2011 at 04:01 | Al Fin

Platinum, which represents at least a quarter of the cost of fuel cells, currently sells for about $65,000 per kilogram. These researchers say their activated carbon nanotubes cost about $100…

One Step Closer to Practical and Affordable Fuel Cells

One Step Closer to Practical and Affordable Fuel Cells

Dec 02, 2010 at 10:22 | Brian Westenhaus

A group of researchers led by Shriram Ramanathan at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are increasingly optimistic about the commercial viability of making fuel cells practical…


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