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Webinars presented in 2011:
- Hydrogen Storage Materials Database Demonstration
- Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton
- Science Magazine Article Highlight: Moving Towards Near Zero Platinum Fuel Cells
- I2CNER: An International Collaboration to Enable a Carbon-Neutral Energy Economy
- Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production
Hydrogen Storage Materials Database Demonstration
December 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a hydrogen storage materials database to collect and disseminate materials data and accelerate advanced materials research and development. Marni Lenahan of BCS Incorporated demonstrated the functionality of the database including accessing and extracting data, submitting new material property data for inclusion, and performing organized searches.
Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton
May 23, 2011
Available commercially, polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis is a hydrogen-production technology that can enable a zero carbon footprint when used with renewable resources. Leaders in these research efforts, Monjid Hamdan of Giner Electrochemical Systems and Kathy Ayers of Proton Onsite discussed recent progress, as well as future scenarios for renewable hydrogen production by PEM electrolysis.
Science Magazine Article Highlight: Moving Towards Near Zero Platinum Fuel Cells
April 25, 2011
Dr. Piotr Zelenay of Los Alamos National Laboratory described his innovative work with a family of non-precious metal catalysts that approach the performance of platinum-based systems at a cost sustainable for high-power fuel cell applications. This strategy uses polyaniline as a precursor to a carbon-nitrogen template for high-temperature synthesis of catalysts incorporating iron and cobalt.
I2CNER: An International Collaboration to Enable a Carbon-Neutral Energy Economy
March 7, 2011
This presentation focused on the new institute's research plans to catalyze efficient technologies for hydrogen production and material transformation with no carbon dioxide emission; hydrogen storage materials; hydrogen embrittlement resistant materials; high efficiency fuel cells; and safe carbon capture, ocean, and geological storage or efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to useful products.
Photosynthesis for Hydrogen and Fuels Production
January 24, 2011
Dr. Tasios Melis of the University of California at Berkeley, a pre-eminent researcher in the field of photobiological hydrogen production, provided an overview of his invention disclosing methods and compositions to minimize the chlorophyll antenna size of photosynthesis by decreasing the expression of the novel TLA1 gene, thereby improving solar conversion efficiencies and photosynthetic productivity in plants and algae.