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Staying frosty with fuel cell technology

By Jim Destefani / August 30, 2013

A pilot program run by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will equip four refrigerator trucks with fuel cell-powered refrigeration units.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 5, 2013

Here’s what we are reading about: Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity A multi-university team of researchers has artificially engineered a unique multilayer material that could lead to breakthroughs in both superconductivity research and in real-world applications. The researchers can tailor the material, which seamlessly alternates between metal and oxide layers, to achieve extraordinary…

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Cleveland RTA, NASA renew push for fuel cell bus project

By / May 22, 2012

UTC fuel cell transit bus, similar to the one that may be tested in Cleveland. Credit: UTC; Greater Cleveland RTA. Once again, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and NASA are teaming up to demonstrate how a fuel cell-powered bus can perform in a fairly large transit system. I believe this essentially is the same…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / October 19, 2011

Energy-storing membrane may ‘perform better than batteries’ Researchers from the National University of Singapore’s Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative have developed a soft, foldable membrane using a polystyrene-based polymer. When sandwiched between two charged metal plates it can store charge at 0.2 farads per square centimeter, which is claimed to be well above the typical upper…

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Less platinum, better efficiency for fuel cells

By / August 20, 2010

The multimetallic nanoparticle created by Brown University chemists for fuel-cell reactions uses a palladium core and an iron-platinum shell. Credit: Sun Lab/Brown University According to a Brown University press release, researchers have created a unique core-and-shell nanoparticle that uses less platinum yet performs more efficiently and lasts longer than commercially available pure-platinum catalysts at the…

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Students build hydrogen fuel cell racecar

By / July 22, 2009

Gentlemen, start your fuel cells! Last August, Ceramic Tech Weekly reported on the first Formula Zero Championship. It was the first racing competition fueled by hydrogen. Next month, the team from Delft, Netherlands, will try to extend their title as reigning world champion. “Team Delft” consists of more than 40 students from various faculties of…

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