News Articles with Category: Fuel Cells

Calling it a submarine doesn’t float Japan’s boat

August 11, 2014 - via Japanese Ministry of Defense “The current research is for the fuel cell for the UUV. There is no specific plan for joint research on the UUV itself.”

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Japan creating fuel-cell powered underwater vehicle

August 8, 2014 - via Japanese Ministry of Defense Japan announces a Fuel cell development program for UUVs

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Japan, US to develop 'fuel-cell submarine'

August 7, 2014 - via Japanese Ministry of Defense Fuel cells generate emissions-free energy through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen, and are most commonly associated with environmentally friendly vehicles.

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United Technologies Closes Strategic Intellectual Property Transaction with Ballard Power Systems

May 14, 2014 - via United Technologies In connection with the transaction, UTC and Ballard have also formed a strategic alliance led by a joint Advisory Council. The Advisory Council will focus on licensing and other commercial market opportunities arising from the combination of the UTC portfolio with Ballard's existing intellectual property.

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Office of Naval Research selects UTC Aerospace Systems to continue development of a UUV energy-dense PES propulsion system

May 14, 2014 - via United Technologies Corp Major features include a qualified fuel cell stack design, simple balance of plant and dense reactant storage.

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Fossil Energy-Developed Fuel Cell Technology Being Adapted by Navy for Advanced Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

January 31, 2013 - via U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory The Office of Naval Research has selected several SOFC projects that have the potential to exceed the limits of current and future high-energy-density batteries.

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Navy studies potential of fuel cells to run unmanned vehicles

August 13, 2012 - via ZDNet The $3.8 million contract with FuelCell Energy highlights the technology's allure as an energy storage option, but market growth remains uncertain.

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Protonex Developing Fuel Cells for Underwater Unmanned Systems

August 7, 2012 - via Protonex Technology Corporation The combination of our fuel cell systems technology, patented sodium borohydride based hydrogen storage and hydrogen peroxide based oxygen storage, is a perfect match of technical maturity, fantastic metrics and safety.

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Navy adds Fuelcell Energy and Sierra Lobo to researchers investigating long-endurance UUV propulsion

August 7, 2012 - via Military and Aerospace Electronics The company will develop a cryogenic fuel cell-powered undersea vehicle energy system. Sierra Lobo specializes in advanced cryogenic reactant storage system technology to power UUVs.

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NexTech Materials Wins Contract to Develop Energy Systems for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

May 30, 2012 - via NexTech NexTech and its team will complete a comprehensive design of an energy-dense power system for a 21-inch diameter UUV. This system will be based on solid oxide fuel cell power generation using liquid hydrocarbon fuel (JP-10) and liquid oxygen reactants.

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API wins second SBIR grant from Navy

February 27, 2012 - via Boulder County Business Report API Engineering will use the grant to continue research and development work on oxygen generation technology for fuels cells that can be used underwater.

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Autonomous vehicles, fossil-fuel free

August 22, 2011 - via R&D Magazine The Cryo-Force Power-Cell System, an integrated, closed-loop liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, has been designed to help unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) transition away from large-battery and fossil fuel technologies.

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Fuel cells rescued by batteries

July 27, 2011 - via Nanowerk News Fuel cells and lithium-ion traction batteries will increasingly be seen working together in driving land, sea and air vehicles.

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Say hello to cheaper hydrogen fuel cells

April 22, 2011 - via Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos scientists document utility of non-precious-metal catalysts

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ONR scientist awarded for advancements in fuel cell technology

October 19, 2010 - via ONR "This award recognizes Dr. Carlin not only for his efforts to advance fuel cell technology, but also for his many years of promoting partnerships and building coalitions in the industry,"

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GM plant wins $1.6 million U.S. Navy contract

September 27, 2010 - via Fuel Cell Today The U.S. Navy has picked General Motors’ Honeoye Falls plant to design and build high-tech fuel cell technologies for use in a new fleet of underwater vehicles.



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Mimicking Nature, Water-Based ‘Artificial Leaf’ Produces Electricity

September 24, 2010 - via North Carolina State University A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like solar cells to produce electricity.

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Tiny Fuel Cell operated ithiological robots

July 28, 2010 - via Diginfonews A tiny fuel cell powers a tiny robotic fish designed recently by Osaka City University engineers.

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