The Vision

Understanding energy at the atomic scale to engender system-wide change

Advancing the science of electrocatalysis in alkaline media to enable improved devices, especially those that can usher in a carbon-free energy future.

Helping support the transition to an energy system beyond carbon.


CABES aims to achieve a detailed understanding of the nature, structure, and dynamics of electrocatalysis in alkaline media.

The Bigger Picture

Nearly every model of a 100% carbon-free energy system includes hydrogen in one form or other.  We believe hydrogen is a great way to transport and store electrons harvested from the sun and wind.  Fuel cells remain the most efficient means known of converting chemical fuels back to electricity. Alkaline fuel cells offer the promise of lower cost and higher efficiency.