WSU researchers plan industry testing that could help make hydrogen fuel cells more efficient, cost effective and easy to use.
WSU researchers have developed a way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells. Ultimately, it could make clean energy more economical.
PULLMAN, Wash.– Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars.
PULLMAN, Wash. – In a hallway in a building at the engineering end of campus, a string of small, red LED lights blink unobtrusively, powered by a bucket of muddy water.
Dedicated crews of microscopic bacteria in the mud generate electricity by doing what bacteria do best: eating.
“The microbes eat organic material and transfer electrons to an anode buried in the sediment,” said Timothy Ewing, the Ph.D. student who helped put together the microbial fuel cell powering the lights. “The … » More …