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Showa Denko Develops Bipolar-Type Carbon Separators for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells

10:07 PM MDT | July 22, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says it has developed new technologies to produce low-cost carbon separators that will increase output density of polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs).  The technology produces carbon separators with lower cost and lighter weight through changes in the process and raw materials, and this has achieved an increase of about 30% in the output density compared with conventional PEFCs, the company says. PEFCs generate power through chemical reactions of hydrogen and oxygen, contributing to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and enabling the...

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