Exytron Wins GreenTec Award

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© GreenTec Awards

Being nominated for this year’s GreenTec Awards had already been a success in its own right. But the company based in Rostock, Germany, even won the special startup award during the ninth edition of the eco-prize ceremony. The prizes were handed over during a gala at the International Congress Center Munich on May 29, 2016.

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The Long Search for Platinum Replacements

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Hollow platinum cubes, © Xia Laboratory/UW

Regarding fuel cells, a challenging and important issue are still the catalysts. To a considerable degree, they determine both the performance of stacks and their price. Currently, the most different nanoparticles are being examined in the most different structural combinations. This is also true for the field of water splitting, where catalysts are employed in electrolysis systems. The jury is still out on which materials could ultimately replace platinum in both cases, so work on the required catalyst quantity continues.

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