Robust fuel cell runs on methane at practical temperatures.

A group of scientists led by Meilin Liu from the Georgia Institute of Technology created a new fuel cell, which had been reimagined with the help of a newly invented fuel catalyst. This catalyst uses readily available methane instead of usual high-priced hydrogen fuel. It gonna make its production much cheaper. Hydrogen is the best … Continue reading Robust fuel cell runs on methane at practical temperatures.

Russian researchers developed method of getting water from the air.

Researchers from Samara University created fully autonomous device for collecting water from the air which is called "The Vortex Spring". It is quite small construction for industrial tech, from 6 to 10 meters in hight and from 1 to 2 meters in diameter. HIs invention is the most effective in dry and arid areas where … Continue reading Russian researchers developed method of getting water from the air.

New possibilities to use solar-hydrogen energy in a bigger capacity with a novel solar cell.

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) in California made a novel solar cell which selectively cranks out electricity and hydrogen.  They integrated photovoltaic and electrochemical devices and created the hybrid. Panels of these hybrid cells can simultaneously meet energy demand in the real time while saving up hydrogen to backup solar, hydro and wind … Continue reading New possibilities to use solar-hydrogen energy in a bigger capacity with a novel solar cell.

Futuristic system of energy supply uses a combined energy storage technology.

A PhD student Franz Georg Pikl from Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at TU Graz created combined system which could be used to store electricity, heat and cooling energy. His system consists of three elements. The first one is pumped storage hydropower. It is exists decades but it could be used properly … Continue reading Futuristic system of energy supply uses a combined energy storage technology.