28 Feb '14, 9pm

Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells Exceed Targets Set for 2017

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have developed bimetallic nanocatalysts that are an order of magnitude higher in activity than the 2017 target set for fuel cells by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This development marks a very long effort by researchers around the world to find some way to apply nanomaterials to fuel cells . One weak point of fuel cells that nanomaterials could exploit was thought to be the platinum that is used as a catalyst in the system's anode for oxidizing hydrogen and turning it into protons and electrons. Of course, platinum is a precious metal and was seen as a cost point in the fuel cell. However, it’s not been entirely clear that the cost of platinum catalysts has been a major factor in slowing the adoption of fuel cells. Two main obstacles that ar...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/green-tech/fuel-cells/...

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