Universidad de Alicante posted this:New metal-free electrocatalysts for fuel cellsThe Carbon Materials and Environment Research Group of the University of Alicante has developed a new method for obtaining carbon materials with excellent properties such as electrocatalysts in fuel cells or metal-air batteries. The process is based on the thermal treatment of polyaniline (or its derivatives) at high temperature and allows to obtain metal-free carbon materials with a high performance, in a very simple, fast way and in a single stage. These novel materials are characterized by their excellent catalytic activity and selectivity in the oxygen reduction reaction in alkaline medium, they are very stable and resistant to methanol and carbon monoxide poisoning, and above all, they stand out for their low manufacturing cost, which makes them promising candidates to replace the current commercial platinum-based catalysts. We are looking for companies interested in acquiring this technology for commercial exploitation.
Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU posted this:Carbon composites based on bacterial biomass for manufacturing of electrode materialsThe subject of the offer is a method of manufacturing of carbon-based composites for electrode materials. These composites are built of electrode active phase nanoparticles (e.g. metallic or metal oxides) and a carbon matrix obtained from bacterial biomass. Living organisms serve both as the component capable to capture the nanoparticles, and as a source of biocarbon support providing high dispersion and stabilization of nanoparticles, as well as high electrical conductivity of the material. Application: electrocatalytic active electrode materials, e.g. in ORR reactions; energy storage (supercapacitors).
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Efficient sensing techniques for smart city applicationsThe city of the 21st century demands a set of digital services that provide citizens with improved access to resources such as transport, education, health care, energy, safety, and the environment. Giving intelligence to these services means having an extensive network of sensors and the management of information supported by the Internet of things (IoT). Wireless sensor networks present two major challenges: efficient communication and energy autonomy. Event-based sensing techniques help to optimize both by analyzing the information registered in the sensor and making it available to the network only when necessary. In the GEINTRA group, we have experience in event-based sensing techniques and their application to the field of Smart Cities.
INESC TEC posted this:a single-stage, bidirectional and high-frequency isolated power conversion systemACDC Cube is a single-stage, bidirectional and high-frequency isolated power conversion system. ACDC Cube also uses a novel control method to do the interface between the Alternate Current (AC) distribution networks and a battery pack, or other Direct Current (DC) sources/loads, delivering higher power quality in a compact design. ACDC Cube has lower total volume and weight, increased durability and equivalent reliability when compared with a standard solution such as the voltage source converter plus dual active bridge. Due to its innovative features, ACDC Cube is especially suitable for applications where the size of the power conversion system is critical.
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NDI Foundation posted this:NEW FLUORINATED CARBON MATERIALS FOR FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIESOur project is the solution for sorting out rechargeable batteries enchanted anode and fuel cells Proton Exchange Membranes (PEM) efficiency issues. We propose to start mass production and sales of the products based on the new technology of Soft Fluorination for Carbon Materials and products derived by this technology. Our product is globally prospective and ready for industrial use. The product is targeted to the following segments of clients: - fuel cells producers - proton exchange membranes (PEM); - energy storage systems - batteries and super-capacitors electrodes; - Super-acid Catalysts for numerous uses; - Fillers for fluorinated resins; - Biologically indifferent sorbents (e.g. for blood purification); - Hydro-isolation of resins adhesion of construction composite materials and pigments. As so far in the fuel still not realized their potential as a cost efficient, environmentally friendly and productive in converting available chemical energy into electric energy.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Low cost sensors for the detection of gaseous hydrogen• New simple preparation method which does not require sophisticated instrumental techniques. • The procedure use low-cost materials and optimizes the loading of the metals employed. • This technology is efficient, producing robust and reliable sensors with high signal-to-response ratio and low cost. • The CNT and nanoparticle suspensions needed are stable and may be stored over long periods of time.
Air Products posted this:Hydrogen Storage Liquid has 3X the Energy Density of Lithium Ion BatteriesThis product delivers hydrogen with an extra degree of safety directly to fuel-cells on-demand. New designs are enabled since this "Liquid-Carrier for Hydrogen" is stored in tanks of any shape. The economics of this system have been validated by DOE and is among the least expensive methods of high-volume hydrogen storage. When loaded with hydrogen from renewable sources this technology delivers a complete green solution since the carbon portions of the molecules are completely re-used. With a well-to-wheels efficiency comparable to gasoline or EVs, this technology can deliver world-class efficiency.
Technology Transfer Office