Tag: Ruhr University Bochum

Aug 7, 2014 - 08:31 am

QUANT e, Supercapacitors, LiFePO4, Fuel Cells.

QUANT-eFlow-cell to go serial: nanoFLOWCELL is currently working with Bosch, PROCEDA and others on two prototypes of the QUANT e, head of technology Nuncio La Vecchia said. The companies want to increase performance as well as prepare the flow-cell vehicle for homologation.

Inner visions I: Chemists at New York and Cambridge Uni have found a way to look into the inner workings of supercapacitors. Their technology is based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and offers a way to monitor the molecule’s behaviour and possibly enhance the performance of such devices.
nyu.edu, chargedevs.com

Inner visions II: With the same aim but other means and objects of interest, researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory monitor what is going on at the cathode of lithium iron phosphate batteries during charging to learn more about the destructive effects of quick charges.
sciencedaily.com, greencarcongress.com

Hydrogenase instead of platinum? Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum and the Max-Planck-Institute Mülheim an der Ruhr have developed a protective shield for bio-catalysts in fuel cells. The hydrogenases that serve as catalyst do not have direct contact with the electrode but are packed within a redox hydrogel making the use of inexpensive material viable.
sciencedaily.com, phys.org

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Jul 10, 2014 - 08:37 am

Mitsubishi, PNNL, Ruhr University Bochum, UCR.

Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEVDifferent Outlander PHEV for USA: Mitsubishi aims to launch its PHEV in the U.S. in November 2015 and it appears the new model will be worth the wait. Instead of only minor updates, the U.S. version is said to boast a refined hybrid drive different from the European model.

Silicon sponge anode: Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and UC San Diego have developed a “mesoporous silicon sponge” material that serves Li-ion batteries as anode. The team reports high energy capacity and cycle stability and plan to develop a larger battery prototype soon.

Twofold catalyst: Chemists at the German Ruhr-Uni Bochum have developed a new catalyst based on carbon, which enables two opposite reactions: electrolysis of water and combustion of hydrogen with oxygen. This might make the storage of renewable energy possible and help the production of cost-efficient EV batteries.

Beach-based battery: Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, have developed a Li-ion battery that has sand, or better quartz, or to be precise silicon dioxide as its base. The battery is said to outperform the current industry standard by 300%.
ubergizmo.com, ucrtoday.ucr.edu

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Found on electrive.com
07.08.2014 08:17