Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries News

SMARTER, SAFER, MORE EFFICIENT VEHICLES

  Malikopoulos Lab advances connected and automated vehicle technology   Imagine a daily commute that’s orderly instead of chaotic. Connected and automated vehicles could provide that relief by adjusting to driving conditions with little to no input from drivers. When...

ANDREAS MALIKOPOULOS ON CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLES

In two recently established UD labs, Malikopoulos tests fuel-efficient, CAVs Next time you buy a car, what will you look for?  Most people want a model with automated features or better fuel economy than their current car, according to surveys from the American...

Fuels of the Future

Under its new moniker, UD’s Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries will be a hub of energy innovation Alternative fuels will power our future—and that future is coming fast. Earlier this month, General Motors announced that it plans to launch at least 20 all-electric...

Making Better Material for Fuel Cells

UD researchers make material to make fuel cells more durable, less expensive Take a ride on the University of Delaware’s Fuel Cell bus, and you see that fuel cells can power vehicles in an eco-friendly way. In just the last two years, Toyota, Hyundai and Honda have...

Membrane, Heal Thyself

Paper documents self-healing membrane for fuel cell applications Fuel cells, which offer a cleaner, more efficient alternative to the combustion of gasoline and other fossil fuels, are an important enabling technology for the nation’s energy portfolio....

Building Better Batteries

Researchers report new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the power behind most modern portable electronics, including cell phones, tablets, laptops, fitness trackers, and smart watches. However, their energy density...

It’s Basic

Yan group sets performance targets for alternative fuel cell technology The pathway to zero-emission vehicles has taken two forks, one toward battery electric cars like the Tesla and the other toward fuel-cell-powered automobiles like the Toyota Mirai. The University...

Better Fuel Cell Membranes

UD awarded $1.8 million through new ARPA-E program aimed at transforming energy storage, conversion The University of Delaware has been awarded $1.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) through its...