REMOVING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AN AIR STREAM

Three fuel cell experts discuss their project. From left to right, Yushan Yan, Brian P. Setzler, and Shimshon Gottesfeld.

UD engineers develop a fuel cell system that helps environment

May 17, 2019

A team of engineers at the University of Delaware is among the 40 awardees of the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) OPEN2018, and has been awarded $1,979,998 in funding to build a fuel cell system fabricated with inexpensive catalysts and structural materials, which is consequently cheaper and more practical than existing fuel cell systems.
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POWERHOUSE CHEMISTRY

A new catalyst design methodology proposed by UD researchers will help produce more efficient and higher-performing fuel cells. Dion Vlachos (above), the Allan and Myra Ferguson Chair of Chemical Engineering at UD, was co-author on the paper published in the journal Nature Chemistry.

Technology makes fuel cells more powerful, more durable, less expensive

Apr. 08, 2019

The powerhouse substances known as catalysts, which are used to accelerate chemical reactions, are key players in these systems. The size and efficiency of fuel cells, for example, could greatly benefit from using high-performance catalysts.
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THE RIGHT POLYMERS FOR THE JOB

Faculty members Bingjun Xu, left, and Yushan Yan are corresponding authors on a new paper in Nature Energy.

Technology makes fuel cells more powerful, more durable, less expensive

Apr. 08, 2019

Yushan Yan & Bingjun Xu develops technology that makes fuel cells more powerful, more durable, less expensive. Using poly(aryl piperidinium) polymers, the team developed hydroxide exchange membranes and ionomers with favorable properties.

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