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Endeavour Develops Process for Groundbreaking Liquid Cathode Fuel Cell

3:56 AM MST | January 13, 2012 | Alex Scott

ACAL Energy (Runcorn, U.K.), a fuel cell technology company, has hired Endeavour Speciality Chemicals (Daventry, U.K.) to scale up a process for making a novel, liquid, non-precious metal cathode for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells to be used in automotive applications. Named FlowCath, the non-volatile, liquid catalyst replaces up to 80% of the platinum used in a traditional fixed cathode systems, while maintaining power output. Details about the specific chemistry used to make the liquid cathode have not been disclosed. The liquid cathode regenerates...

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