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New Chemistry Aims to Slash Fuel-Cell PGM Costs by 50%

Hydrogen fuel cells are steadily proving to be a competitive zero-emissions solution for powering heavy trucks, railway locomotives and ships, as well as for various...

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Energy

New Screening System May Point the Way to Renewable Hydrogen Power

A highly sensitive system for detecting the production of hydrogen gas can foster the development of hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels.

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Energy

Advancing Renewable Energy Production with Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen

Hydrogen has emerged as an important carrier to store energy generated by renewable resources, as a substitute for fossil fuels used for transportation, in the production of ammonia, and for other industrial applications.

Technical Innovation
Energy

Emerson Supports Scalability of Fuel Cell Systems

Green hydrogen is a promising fuel on the path to decarbonizing the mobility sector, proven by significant investments in many transportation projects and technologies. New fuel cell...

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Energy

SAE WCX 2022: Paving the Way for the Hydrogen Highway

With the majority of public debate centering around the internal combustion engine (ICE)-to-EV transition, the engineering community continues to explore alternative forms of...

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Software

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

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Transportation

Hitting the Gas on Hydrogen Tech for Commercial Trucks

While not as in vogue as BEVs and other electrified vehicles, hydrogen propulsion systems have been in development since the mid-20th century by a wide variety of manufacturers for...

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Energy

Sensors Eliminate Sparking in Hydrogen Vehicles

The optical-based sensor detects the presence of hydrogen without electronics, making the process much safer.

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Transportation

Steel Sector Aids Sustainability Efforts

Volvo Group partners with SSAB on ‘green steel’ for off-highway machines and with Ovako for access to fossil-free hydrogen.

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Extending a Wankel Future on Hydrogen Fuel

Could the Wankel rotary engine have a major future as a hydrogen-fueled, zero-emissions range-extender engine? Alternative fuel cells are still under development and there are technical hurdles...

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Automotive

Electrification and the Other “E” – E-Fuels

PACCAR executive Phil Stephenson discussed at SAE COMVEC 2021 the why, how and when of commercial-vehicle electrification, but also put in a plug for e-fuels.

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Materials

Origami Solves Challenge of Storing and Moving Rocket Fuel

A folded plastic bladder could store and pump the fuel.

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Transportation

Process Creates Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

This technology can be used for large production volumes such as fuel-cell-powered vehicles.

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Transportation

Stellantis Goes All-In on EVs

Five months after the merger of auto giants FCA and PSA into Stellantis, the new Euro-American OEM unveiled on July 8 its strategy to attain global leadership in electrified vehicle (EV) development,...

NASA Spinoff
Aerospace

Taking Out the Trash, NASA-Style

A NASA-developed technology for testing heat shields transforms garbage into reusable chemicals.

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Aerospace

Engineering an Aircraft Hydrogen Powertrain

The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.

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Energy

Sensors Eliminate Sparking Risk in Hydrogen Vehicles

One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.

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Transportation

Mahle’s Hydrogen Focus Spans Fuel Cells, ICEs

Hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) technology is gaining momentum in the mobility sector, with substantial volume expected by 2025 to 2030, according to Dr. Marco Warth, director of corporate...

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Energy

Generating Renewable Hydrogen Fuel from the Sea

Membranes that remove salt from water help split sea water into fuel.

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Energy

Mahle Amps up Its Electrification R&D

Best known for pistons and other reciprocating components inside internal combustion engines (ICE), Stuttgart-based Tier 1 Mahle claims it’s keeping the R&D throttle wide open to cement its...

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Energy

CNH's CEO: Big Nikola Investment Also Benefits Off-Highway Biz

CNH Industrial is separating its On-Highway (commercial vehicles and powertrain) and Off-Highway (agriculture, construction and specialty vehicles) segments into two listed...

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Unmanned Systems

Alakai Technologies Unveils the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Urban Air Mobility Vehicle

Alakai Technologies Corporation has unveiled a new urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle. “Skai,” Alakai Technology’s electric vertical takeoff...

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Electronics & Computers

Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC)

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has created the Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) that capitalizes on the energy storage capacity of liquefied gases, and the relative simplicity of high-pressure gas bottles while...

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Nanotechnology

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories — headquartered in Albuquerque, MN, with a principal lab in Livermore, CA — is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (a wholly owned...

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Test & Measurement

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Energy

Cobalt Oxygen-Evolving Catalysts for Clean Solar Fuel

By splitting a water molecule into two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen, scientists can use the Sun’s energy to make a clean fuel. Splitting a water molecule requires a metal catalyst to get the reaction started. Recently, much scientific attention has focused on cobalt, a relatively...

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Energy

Aluminum as a Fuel

Batteries and combustion engines each have distinctive benefits and limitations. Batteries have simple construction and operate silently; however, their energy density (i.e., the energy per unit volume) is poor, and...

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Propulsion

TARDEC Pursues Advanced Power Generation

In the middle of a desert or other remote military zone, advanced power generation can keep the U.S. Army’s ground vehicles and combat support equipment ready for the demands of duty.

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Energy

Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) for Solid-State Storage and Supply-on-Demand of Cryogenic Fluids

Storage and transfer of fluid commodities such as oxygen, hydrogen, natural gas, nitrogen, argon, etc. are absolute necessities in virtually every industry. These fluids are typically contained in one of two ways: as low-pressure cryogenic liquids, or as...