In the Lab: Eggshell Fuel, Hydrogen Storage, Nano Energy


Engineered Eggshell Fuel: Don’t feel like walking on eggshells? — how about driving on them. Ohio State University researchers have found a way to turn discarded chicken eggshells into hydrogen fuel. The process uses eggshells to “soak up” carbon dioxide from a reaction that produces the fuel – release.

Hydrogen Storage: Speaking of hydrogen fuel, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have developed a model that might help speed up the development of hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The UCLA team has developed an algorithm that helps fuel cell makers design and determine what materials work the best to store hydrogen – release.

Nano Energy: Mobile devices and the networks connecting them are going micro, and power sources are shrinking to accommodate the trend. Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that a nanowire can produce power by “harvesting mechanical energy.” – release.

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