Issue Date: November 2, 2015 | Web Date: October 29, 2015
Best Effort Yet To Make Direct Methane Fuel Cell A Reality
A new device uses a platinum catalyst to break down methane to produce electricity at low temperatures, generating more power than any previous direct methane fuel cell.
Currently, methane, a primary constituent of natural gas, is burned to produce heat and other forms of energy for homes and businesses. Direct methane fuel cells—in which methane is used directly, without first being converted into hydrogen—could produce energy more efficiently than combustion-based methods.
But such fuel cells . . .
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