Ceramics firm goes potty over new hydrogen tech

A new ceramic membrane technology could make hydrogen production for vehicle fuel much more practical and affordable. That’s the suggestion from ceramics manufacturer CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, which has successfully tested a way to generate compressed hydrogen from natural gas and electricity in a one-step process with almost no energy losses. The firm says the membrane […]

New ceramic nuclear part ‘could prevent more Fukushimas’

American scientists say swapping a building material used in nuclear power reactors could prevent accidents like the triple blow-out at Fukushima power plant in Japan. Researchers at MIT claim that replacing the metal cladding around fuel rods in water-cooled nuclear reactors with a special ceramic could cut the risk of explosion. At Fukushima in 2011, […]