Japanese researchers have developed an energy-harvesting device that can convert environmental waste heat (such as that lost from the human body) into electricity.
The devices make use of all the potential of active carbon, graphene and polyaniline, a polymer with high capabilities that is already broadly used in textile materials.
A new flexible and stretchable device, worn against the skin and capable of producing electrical energy by transforming the compounds present in sweat, has been developed.
Researchers have developed a fuel cell with the capacity to power electric vehicles such as planes, ships and submarines which have much higher energy requirements than electric cars.
A newly developed energy storage system, based on a nanomolecule that can store electric power or hydrogen gas, can be used as a flow battery or for hydrogen storage.
When it comes to the electric vehicle (EV), all the publicity currently goes towards the race to make regular and premium cars with longer range.
US engineers have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, which they can use to power electronics such as LEDs and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radios.
US researchers have developed a battery activated by human spit, which can be used in extreme conditions where normal batteries don't function.
European researchers have shown that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum in fuel cells through the development of a new type of nanocatalyst.
CSIRO intends to fill a gap in the global energy technology chain by supplying fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
Researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a lithium-ion battery with four times the capacity, more than double the lifetime and half the weight of currently used batteries.
Cornell University researchers have developed a method for capturing carbon dioxide, converting it into a useful product and producing electrical energy.
Researchers have determined a key step in improving solid oxide fuel cells — a promising clean energy technology that has so far struggled to gain wide acceptance in the marketplace.
Researchers have discovered a way to optimise the transfer of electrons in solar fuel devices, a finding that could have a big impact on devices that convert sunlight into electricity and fuel.
Platinum electrode catalysts for fuel cells, manufactured by Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, are being used by Honda Motor in its Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered vehicle.