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    New approaches to collaboration between private and public sectors can speed up innovation, but greater coordination is required to make even greater gains.

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    For proton-conducting metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) to find application as the electrolyte in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells, materials with better stability and conductivity are required. Now, a structurally flexible MOF that is also highly stable is demonstrated to possess high proton conductivity over a range of humidities.

    • George K. H. Shimizu
    Nature Energy 2, 842–843
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    Kesterite solar cells are low-cost alternatives for photovoltaics, based only on abundant metals, but they exhibit limited voltages. A new wide-gap kesterite solar cell provides a much higher voltage at a good efficiency.

    • Susanne Siebentritt
    Nature Energy 2, 840–841