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Articles about fuel cells

Aussie Researchers Demonstrate World First Proton Battery

Posted by Peter, on March 12, 2018

Researchers from the RMIT in Melbourne have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” which is environmentally friendly, used cheap materials and has the potential to store more energy than currently available lithium-ion batteries.  Continue reading »

Aussie Scientists Develop Cheaper Method of Producing Hydrogen

Posted by Peter, on April 9, 2015

Scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water to produce hydrogen. The process has the potential to be scaled up for the industrial production of the clean energy fuel. Hydrogen has great potential for storing electricity and as a fuel but the majority of hydrogen […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Technolgy Succeeding in Germany

Posted by Peter, on November 5, 2014

Innovative Australian renewable energy companies are finding success by moving their operations to countries, such as Germany, which are much more supportive of renewable technology. Germany plans to produce 80% of its energy from renewables by 2050. The German government claims that its program to achieve this, called Energiewende, has already saved billions in fuel […]  Continue reading »

Aussies Develop First Fuel Cell Electric Bicycle

Posted by Peter, on September 11, 2014

University of New South Wales researchers have built a bicycle, called a Hy-Cycle, that can take riders up to 125 kilometres on a single $2 hydrogen canister refill. Hydrogen for the Hy-Cycle is carried in a 2.5-kilogram canister that sits near the pedals. The canister feeds a fuel cell, which¬† continuously recharges a lithium-ion battery. […]  Continue reading »

Ceramic Fuel Cells Signs Another Euro Deal

Posted by Peter, on March 13, 2013

Australia's Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL) has signed a letter of intent for a strategic partnership with Germany's Alliander AG, a distribution grid operator. Ceramic Fuel Cells' BlueGen generators use fuel cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat. As a first step, up to 600 BlueGEN systems are to be installed by […]  Continue reading »

Ceramic Fuel Cells Signs Belgian Distributor

Posted by Peter, on February 21, 2013

Australia's Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited has signed a ditribution agreement with Solar Spirit, a leading Belgian provider of renewable energy systems. Ceramic Fuel Cells, the developer of BlueGen generators which use fuel cell technology to convert natural gas into electricity and heat, announced last year that it was abandoning plans to deploy its locally developed […]  Continue reading »

Ceramic Fuel Cells to Focus on Europe

Posted by Peter, on October 31, 2012

Ceramic Fuel Cells is abandoning plans to deploy its locally developed technology in Australia and will focus its efforts on Europe. The company’s BlueGen units turn natural gas into electricity and heat. Each unit generates 1.5 kilowatts of electricity and sufficient heat for domestic hot water use. They are claimed to have the highest electrical […]  Continue reading »

Victoria Cuts Feed-in Tariff; Extends Scope

Posted by Peter, on September 4, 2012

The Victorian government has announced that it is cutting the State’s solar feed-in tariff from 25 cents per kilowatt-hour to 8 cents per kilowatt-hour from the beginning of 2013. At the same time, the Government will broaden the feed-in tariff to include all low-emissions and renewable technologies of less than 100 kilowatts – including low […]  Continue reading »

Ceramic Fuel Cells Wins UK Accreditation

Posted by Peter, on September 1, 2011

The Australian company, Ceramic Fuel Cells has received accreditation in the UK allowing its BlueGen microgeneration heat and power units to benefit from that country’s feed-in tariffs. BlueGen is the first fuel cell product to be eligible for the UK tariff. This follows the company’s recent success in obtaining a large order for BlueGen units […]  Continue reading »

Ceramic Fuel Cells Wins Orders

Posted by Peter, on July 22, 2011

The Australian company, Ceramic Fuel Cells, has received an order for 200 integrated power and heat generators from the German government. The order is worth €4.9 million ($au74 million) over two years. The company’s BlueGen units turn natural gas into electricity and heat. Each unit generates 1.5 kilowatts of electricity and sufficient heat for domestic […]  Continue reading »

Aussie Discovery to Cut Cost of Fuel Cells

Posted by Peter, on August 3, 2008

Just two days ago, we spoke about the major breakthrough in energy storage by MIT scientists in finding a cheap catalyst for the oxygen-producing electrode in fuel cells. The ramaining problem was the need to use expensive platinum nanoparticles for the second, hydrogen-producing electrode. The small amount of platinum needed for a typical fuel-cell car […]  Continue reading »

Toyota to Build Hybrids in Australia

Posted by Peter, on June 10, 2008

Toyota will start assembling hybrid Camrys in Australia in 2010 and plans to be manufacturing 10,000 of them per year. This would make Australia just the fourth country in the world to be mass-producing petrol-hybrid cars. “We decided to build the Camry hybrid in Australia because Australians are keenly aware of environmental issues including global […]  Continue reading »

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