How Does a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Work?

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on the earth. It is a prime component in water, and can be found in almost every natural compound on the planet. Furthermore, hydrogen has the potential to release impressive amounts of energy. In fact, one of the most destructive weapons ever created—the hydrogen bomb—has a blast equivalent of […]

Cleaning Contamined Water and Purifying Hydrogen with Aerogels

New aerogels could clean contaminated water, purify hydrogen for fuel cells. ‘Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have identified a new technique for cleansing contaminated water and potentially purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells, thanks to the discovery of a innovative type of porous material. Argonne materials scientists Peter Chupas […]

Generating Hydrogen With a Liquid Aluminum-Gallium Alloy

New process generates hydrogen from aluminum alloy to run engines, fuel cells. ‘A Purdue University engineer has developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water for running fuel cells or internal combustion engines, and the technique could be used to replace gasoline. The method makes it unnecessary to store or […]

Carbenes (CAAC): A Hydrogen-Storage Solution?

UCR Chemists Identify Organic Molecules That Mimic Metals. ‘Molecules may offer solution to storing hydrogen and producing abundant amino compounds for industrial applications. A limitation in using hydrogen as a fuel in hydrogen-powered vehicles is the difficulty involved in storing it in a cost-effective and convenient manner. While it is possible to store hydrogen using […]

GM Presents the New Generation of Hydrogen Fuel Cell E-Flex

General Motors Unveils Second Propulsion System for Chevrolet Volt. ‘E-Flex Hydrogen Fuel Cell Continues Move Toward Electric Drive. GM’s global commitment to developing transportation that reduces oil use and promotes energy diversity continued today at the Shanghai Auto Show with the unveiling of the next iteration of the E-Flex electric architecture, configured with GM’s newest, […]