An academic in Erzurum Ataturk University has achieved fuel cell through nano-materials to charge electric vehicles in 5 minutes that ranging 480 kilometers
Associate Prof. Ayse Bayrakceken Yurtcan, has manufactured fuel cell with nano-materials that charging in 5 minutes and having 480 kilometers range and to compete with lithium batteries as well.
Associate Prof. Yurtcan researched scientific studies for 16 years and achieved crucial successes in this area. Deserving Successful Young Scientist Award of Turkish Academy of Scientific (TUBA) in 2017, Yurtcan has achieved to produce fuel cell which charges in 5 minutes for electric vehicles.
Having importance in order to be used in electric vehicles and being charged in 5 minutes the electric vehicles with these batteries can take range of 480 kilometers. Regarding this characteristic being eco-friendly, the fuel cells will compete with lithium batteries which are used in electric vehicles and having charged between 30 minutes and 12 hours and taking road 240 kilometers range.
Regarding “International Day of Women and Girls in Science” on 11 February, Yurtcan announced she conducted her scientific studies mostly on fuel cells and has developed nano-materials for this purpose.
Stating two systems have been used in electric automobiles as fuel cells and lithium batteries, she continued; “The charging period of lithium batteries continues between half and 12 hours, besides they drive nearly range of 240 kilometers with a charge. As for our fuel cells, they take range of 480 kilometers with 5 minutes of charge. When we feed hydrogen into fuel cell, the charge of hydrogen takes 5 minutes. In other words, how long combustion engine vehicles take refueling time, the electric vehicles with fuel cells charge in the same period.”
She got award from President Erdogan
Telling more different studies have been conducted in the universities in this issue, Yurtcan said she got the Turkish Academy of Scientific Award from the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2017.
Highlighting the state give importance and supported this kind of scientific studies, Yurtcan concluded; “The Turkish Ministry of Development has called for the project so as to constitute infrastructure in fuel cell. In the nanotechnology the areas that mostly we must pay attention are health, energy and defense industry. We have been in energy leg. Currently there is use of fossil fuel in the rate of 75 percent in the world. So using hydrogen through fuel cells we will obtain very clean electricity that only reveals steam. When we get this hydrogen from alternative resources, we will obtain very clean and eco-friendly electricity generation.”