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 Heater patent thumbnailHeater
A heater assembly includes a plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies which each have a plurality of fuel cells, a fuel inlet, and an air inlet; a fuel supply conduit which communicates fuel to the fuel inlets; and an air supply conduit which communicates air to the air inlets. An orifice is disposed between the fuel supply conduit and the fuel inlet or between the air supply conduit and the air inlet of each fuel cell stack assembly.
Delphi Technologies, Inc.


 Microbial fuel cell patent thumbnailMicrobial fuel cell
There is provided a microbial fuel cell that can inhibit oxygen from dissolving in a liquid through the surface to increase electrical energy recovery efficiency. The microbial fuel cell according to the present invention comprises a liquid comprising organic matter; an anode placed in the liquid comprising the organic matter; an air cathode having an air intake portion for taking air into the air cathode; and an oxygen-blocking portion for blocking oxygen from dissolving in the liquid comprising the organic matter through the liquid surface of the liquid comprising the organic matter..
Panasonic Corporation


 Release film, laminate and  manufacturing same, and  manufacturing fuel cell patent thumbnailRelease film, laminate and manufacturing same, and manufacturing fuel cell
A release layer of a release film for producing a membrane electrode assembly of a polymer electrolyte fuel cell comprises a cyclic olefin polymer comprising an olefin unit having a c3-10alkyl group as a side chain thereof. The release layer may have a glass transition temperature of about 210 to 350° c.
Daicel Value Coating Ltd.


 Battery,  switching hydrogen storage container, and recording medium patent thumbnailBattery, switching hydrogen storage container, and recording medium
Provided are a battery in which the occurrence of condensation is suppressed, a method of switching a hydrogen storage container in a battery, and a computer readable recording medium recording a computer program causing a computer to switch a hydrogen storage container. A fuel cell includes cylinder units each of which stores hydrogen and supplies hydrogen from an inflow/outflow port having an on-off valve, a stack which is supplied with hydrogen from a cylinder unit and generates power, and a control unit which controls switching of the cylinder unit which supplies hydrogen.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Fuel cell and abnormality determination method patent thumbnailFuel cell and abnormality determination method
An example fuel cell comprises: a gas-liquid separator separately storing gas and water; a discharge valve discharging the gas and the water; a control unit controlling the operation of the discharge valve; and a detector detecting a water level of the gas-liquid separator. The control unit is configured to determine an abnormality of the discharge valve based on a change in water level caused by opening and closing of the discharge valve if the water level detected by the detector is equal to or higher than a first threshold..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Method for preparing to start a fuel cell system patent thumbnailMethod for preparing to start a fuel cell system
A method for preparing a fuel cell system for a starting operation involves performing a start preparation routine when switching off of the fuel cell system and/or when the temperature falls short of a predetermined temperature threshold value in order to discharge water and moisture from the fuel cell system. The start preparation routine is changed in accordance with measured values detected within a predetermined time interval before the stopping of the fuel cell system..
Daimler Ag


 Fuel cell humidification device and fuel cell motorcycle patent thumbnailFuel cell humidification device and fuel cell motorcycle
There is provided a fuel cell humidification device of a fuel cell motorcycle. When a fuel cell managing device demands to perform a humidification treatment for humidifying an electrolyte film of an air-cooled type solid polymer fuel cell or the humidification treatment is being performed, a humidification permission deciding portion decides whether an inclination of the fuel cell motorcycle is equal to or greater than an inclination threshold, and then permits to perform or continue to perform the humidification treatment if the inclination is not equal to or greater than the inclination threshold, and does not permit to perform or continue to perform the humidification treatment if the inclination is equal to or greater than the inclination threshold..
Suzuki Motor Corporation


 Fuel cell system patent thumbnailFuel cell system
A fuel cell system includes: a cathode pressure control unit configured to control a pressure of a cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell stack on the basis of a load of the fuel cell stack; and an anode pressure control unit configured to control a pressure of an anode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell stack to become higher than the pressure of the cathode gas so that a differential pressure between the pressure of the anode gas and the pressure of the cathode gas becomes a predetermined differential pressure or lower. The anode pressure control unit controls, at a time of recovery from idle stop, the pressure of the anode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell stack to a recovery-time pressure, the recovery-time pressure being obtained by adding the predetermined differential pressure to a predetermined pressure corresponding to an atmosphere pressure..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


 Separator-fitted single fuel cell, and fuel cell stack patent thumbnailSeparator-fitted single fuel cell, and fuel cell stack
A separator-fitted single fuel cell having a single fuel cell, a plate-shaped metallic separator that includes a through hole, and a joint portion that joins the single fuel cell to the metallic separator and is made of a brazing material containing ag. The joint portion includes a protruding portion that protrudes from a gap between the single fuel cell and the first main surface of the metallic separator toward the through hole.
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.


 Pre-cured eme edge seal patent thumbnailPre-cured eme edge seal
An aircraft fuel cell seal and methods of its use. The disclosed seal takes the form of a pre-cured, partially hollow elongate member that does not subtend a complete circle, but rather leaves an elongate gap in the member that can be placed over an edge or fillet of a fuel cell.
The Boeing Company


Electrocatalyst layer, membrane electrode assembly and fuel cell


The electrocatalyst layer includes an electrocatalyst that is formed of a metal oxide obtained by thermally decomposing a metal organic compound. The metal element forming the electrocatalyst is preferably one selected from the group consisting of niobium, titanium, tantalum and zirconium..

Heatable pipe


A heatable pipe contains a layer (layer i) of a moulding compound containing at least 40 wt. % of the following components: 1) 60 to 99 parts by wt.
Evonik Degussa Gmbh


Two-power-supply load driving fuel cell system


Provided is a two-power-supply load driving fuel cell system capable of improving the durability of the fuel cell and the power efficiency of the system. Even if the variation of a load terminal voltage occurs, the variation of the output terminal of an fc can be suppressed due to the high-speed operation of an fcvcu including an sic-fet, enabling the durability of the fc to be ensured.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Fabrication process for production of sofc-mea with a pore array anode structure for improving output power density


A fabrication process for production of planar type solid oxide fuel cell with high electrical conductivity and low fuel gas impedance is disclosed. It is a tape casting to produce an anode substrate furnished with a pore array structure on one or plurality of layers of the anode green tape on the utmost outside of the anode.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research


Fuel cell


A fuel cell includes an anode that is supplied with a gas containing an anode active material for being oxidized, a cathode that is supplied with a liquid containing a nonvolatile cathode active material for being reduced, and an electrolyte membrane that separates the anode and the cathode, and the electrolyte membrane comprises an inorganic/organic hybrid compound that is formed by chemical bonding of polyvinyl alcohol with an inorganic compound including at least one compound selected from the group consisting of silicic acid compounds, a tungstic acid compounds, and zirconic acid compounds.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Fuel cell


A first sealing member includes a first flat sealing portion facing a first electrode, a second flat sealing portion, and a first protruding sealing portion. The second flat sealing portion is opposite to the first electrode in the stacking direction.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Method for manufacturing membrane electrode assembly


Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a membrane electrode assembly wherein a fuel cell electrode layer is formed on a material and is transferred to a fuel cell electrolyte membrane. The method includes the steps of: forming a fuel cell electrode layer on a first substrate layer; cutting from the fuel cell electrode layer side using cutting means so as to reach a second substrate layer, and forming a cut of a predetermined shape in the fuel cell electrode layer and the first substrate layer; and a removal step for peeling off an outer side portion of the predetermined shape from the second substrate layer..
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Integration of reforming/water splitting and electrochemical systems for power generation with integrated carbon capture


High efficiency electricity generation processes and systems with substantially zero co2 emissions are provided. A closed looping between the unit that generates gaseous fuel (h2, co, etc) and the fuel cell anode side is formed.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation


Fuel cell module


A fuel cell unit of a fuel cell module includes a fuel cell stack, a reformer, an evaporator, an exhaust gas combustor, a start-up combustor, and an air preheater. The fuel cell module further includes an air supply channel, a first fuel supply channel, a second fuel supply channel, a switching valve, and an exhaust gas channel.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


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Fuel cell purge line system


A fuel cell anode purge line includes an elongated water-scavenging body having a single inlet portion, a single outlet portion having an outlet valve, and a scavenged reservoir configured to accumulate water and fluidly connect the inlet and outlet portions so as to direct a flow of purge gas from the inlet portion through the reservoir such that the purge gas entrains the water in the flow and transfers the water towards the outlet valve.. .
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


Fuel cell system for industrial electric vehicle


A fuel cell system for a forklift includes a fuel cell stack consisting of an anode, a cathode and a coolant passage. A fuel tank is provided for supplying hydrogen to the anode.
M-field Energy Ltd.


Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system includes a fuel cell module, auxiliary equipment, a power converter, and a casing containing the fuel cell module, the auxiliary equipment, and the power converter. The casing has a plurality of surfaces including one detachable maintenance surface.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


Titanium separator material for fuel cells, and producing titanium separator material for fuel cells


A fuel cell separator material made of titanium containing a carbon-based conductive layer formed on a surface of a base material. The base material contains pure titanium or a titanium alloy.
Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)


Composition, preparing the composition, electrode including the composition, and fuel cell including the electrode


A composition containing a uniformly dispersed polyoxazine-based compound, a method of preparing the composition, an electrode including the composition, and a fuel cell including the electrode.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Portable speaker


A portable speaker incorporates a fuel cell that may be used to supply power to a computer device or audio coupled to the portable speaker. The portable speaker comprises a housing and speaker circuitry within the housing for providing an audible output.
Intelligent Energy Limited


Liquefied natural gas transportation/distribution and vaporization management system


A liquefied natural gas transportation/distribution and vaporization management system includes a transportation/distribution platform, on which at least one gas transportation/distribution section, a vaporization treatment section, and a central management section are arranged. The gas transportation/distribution section allows at least one liquefied natural gas train to unload liquefied natural gas.
Electric Energy Express Corporation


An electrochemical producing pure-oxygen gas and oxygen-lean gas from oxygen-containing gas mixtures


The present invention relates to an electrochemical method for continuously producing a pure-oxygen gas and an oxygen-lean gas from an oxygen-containing gas mixture. At least two water electrolyzer units and two power supply units are used, of which each former solely corresponds to each latter, respectively.
Dalian University Of Technology


Method for operating hydrogen generator, hydrogen generator, and fuel cell system


A method for operating a hydrogen generator includes producing a hydrogen-containing gas from a source gas fed from a hydrodesulfurizer and reforming water with a reformer; feeding part of the hydrogen-containing gas to the hydrodesulfurizer as a recycle gas, and removing a sulfur compound contained in the source gas with the hydrodesulfurizer; condensing water vapor contained in the recycle gas in a recycle-gas channel through which the recycle gas flows, and separating the resulting condensed water from the recycle-gas channel; and regulating the amount of reforming water fed to the reformer on the basis of the temperature of the reformer.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


Airplane with a fuel cell device


An aircraft comprises a fuel cell device which can be operated with hydrogen from a hydrogen tank and with oxygen drawn from the surrounding air, and further comprises a superconducting magnetic energy storage unit (smes unit) which is disposed, together with the hydrogen tank, in a cryogenic container, wherein the cryogenic container does not have an active cooling system or a liquid hydrogen generating device, and has a volume for holding a maximum of 40 kg liquid hydrogen.. .
Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh


Range-extending, charging, and driving an electric vehicle


Nowadays people attempt to replace petrochemical engine vehicles by electric vehicles. However, up to now this attempt has not been successful yet for the insufficiency of safety, cruising range and convenience.

Hybrid electrical power system for industrial electric vehicle and operation thereof


A hybrid electrical power system for an electric vehicle, particularly an industrial electric vehicle such as an electric forklift, comprises a fuel cell stack, a dc/dc converter and a li-ion battery. The dc/dc converter comprises a transformer for converting a voltage of direct current generated by the fuel cell stack to another voltage, and a controller for generating a reference voltage for the another voltage to approach.
M-field Energy Ltd.


Hybrid electrical power system for industrial electric vehicle


A hybrid electrical power system for an industrial electric vehicle such as an electric forklift, includes a base weight, an electrical power module on the base weight and front and rear frame supports erected from the base weight and sandwiching the electrical power module therebetween. The electrical power module includes a fuel cell module having a fuel cell stack, a hydrogen storage tank and an air blower, and a li-ion rechargeable battery module.
M-field Energy Ltd.


Modular pad for a fuel cell system


A pad for a fuel cell system includes a base having an upper surface, a separator disposed on the upper surface of the base, frames disposed on the separator and configured to support modules of the fuel cell system, and plumbing disposed between the upper surface of the base and the frames, and connected to the fuel cell modules. The separator is configured to space apart the frames and the upper surface of the base.
Bloom Energy Corporation


Single fuel cell and manufacturing single fuel cell


A single fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; gas diffusion layers placed on both side surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly, respectively, while an outer peripheral edge portion remains in one side surface of the membrane electrode assembly; an adhesive layer formed to cover the outer peripheral edge portion; a support frame fixed on the adhesive layer; and separators placed on both side surfaces of the support frame and the gas diffusion layers, respectively, so that the peripheral portions of the separators are fixed on the support frame and the central portions of the separators abut on the gas diffusion layers. The support frame includes: a support frame body; and adhesive coating layers formed of an adhesive with thermoplasticity on at least one of both side surfaces of the support frame body..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Gas-liquid separator of fuel cell system


A gas-liquid separator capable of decreasing the height dimension thereof and a fuel cell system suitable for the gas-liquid separator are provided. In a gas-liquid separator, an introduction pipe connected to a main pipe includes an enlarged portion.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


Power generation system utilizing a fuel cell integrated with a combustion engine


A power generation system utilizing a fuel cell is described. The system includes a fuel cell having an anode configured to generate a tail gas.
General Electric Company


Afterburners including methods of making and operating


The present teachings provide designs and materials of construction for afterburners as well as methods of making the afterburners. More specifically, the afterburners of the present teachings can include a compressible, resilient refractory material such that thermal expansion of other adjacent components, for example, a fuel cell stack of a fuel cell unit, can be accommodated by the afterburner.
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


Single fuel cell and manufacturing single fuel cell


A single fuel cell includes: a membrane electrode assembly; gas diffusion layers 3c and 3a that placed on both side surfaces of the membrane electrode assembly, respectively so that an outer peripheral edge portion remains in one side surface of the membrane electrode assembly; an adhesive layer formed to cover the outer peripheral edge portion; and a support frame fixed on the adhesive layer. The support frame includes: a support frame body made of resin; and coating layers formed to cover both side surfaces of the support frame body, respectively.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Fuel-cell separator and cell stack


Separators of multiple types capable of supplying and diffusing fluids such as an anode gas, cathode gas and coolant uniformly are prepared and combined to construct a fuel cell stack. Such a cell stack (20) for fuel cells includes separators of at least two types (types ca, c, a, c, cw and aw) for anode gas and cathode gas.
University Of Yamanashi


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Fuel cell device and system


fuel cell devices and systems are provided. A reaction zone positioned along a portion of the length is configured to be heated to an operating reaction temperature, and has at least one active layer therein comprising an electrolyte separating an anode from an opposing cathode, and fuel and oxidizer gas passages adjacent the respective anode and cathode.

Fuel treatment device


A fuel treatment device (2) converts a hydrocarbon-containing fuel into a fuel for a fuel cell (3). The fuel treatment device (2) has for this purpose a mixture formation space (7) for forming and processing a mixture of fuel and another component, a reformer (8) for converting the mixture into a synthesis gas and a desulfurization stage (9) for removing sulfur from the synthesis gas or from the mixture.

Zero-energy consuming thermal energy management system for vehicles


Systems and methods are provided for the continuous operation of an air conditioning unit or climate control system in a vehicle. The system may include a power generating unit, such as an engine or a fuel cell stack, and an exhaust loop in fluid communication with the power generating unit.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


Fuel cell


A fuel cell (100) includes an end plate cover (200) to which a sound-absorbing member (210) is attached and an injector block (180) in an end plate (170f) on one end side of a cell stack (102s). The sound-absorbing member (210) is attached to a sound-absorbing seating surface (203) forming a gas introduction path (202) of the end plate cover (200) which merges a gas jetted from injectors (180a to 180c) to guide it to a fuel gas supply path in a cell coupling portion (170fc), and is fixed to a convex column (205) in a state in which the convex column (205) is inserted to a through hole (211)..
Toyota Boshoku Corporation


Fuel cell


There is provided a fuel cell. The fuel cell comprises a stacked body that has a stacked configuration by stacking a plurality of single fuel cells; a fastening support member that is extended along a stacking direction of the plurality of single fuel cells and is configured to fasten the stacked body in the stacking direction; and an impact transmission member that is configured to include a dilatant fluid and is placed between the stacked body and the fastening support member to be arranged in a location corresponding to multiple consecutive single fuel cells along the stacking direction among the plurality of single fuel cells..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Method for producing a solid oxide fuel cell


Provided is a method for producing a solid oxide fuel cell comprising the following: a fuel gas flow path, a fuel electrode layer provided around the fuel gas flow path and containing an iron group element and a ceramic, a solid electrolyte layer provided around the fuel electrode layer, and an air electrode layer provided around the solid electrolyte layer. In a high-temperature state where the temperature of the solid oxide fuel cell, in which a fuel gas is supplied from one side of the fuel gas flow path and exhausted through an opening provided on the other side of the fuel gas flow path, is close to a power generation temperature, the solid oxide fuel cell is subjected to a process for regulating oxidation expansion rate of the fuel electrode layer, the oxidation expansion occurring when an oxidant gas flows in through the opening.
Toto Ltd.


Polymer electrolyte membrane for a fuel cell, manufacturing same, and fuel cell comprising same


The present disclosure relates to a polymer electrolyte membrane containing polybenzimidazole for a fuel cell and to a method for manufacturing the same. In the polymer electrolyte membrane containing polybenzimidazole for a fuel cell according to the present disclosure, carbon black or a metal-grafted porous filler based on carbon black or carbon black and silica is efficiently dispersed in polybenzimidazole, and physically and chemically bound with polybenzimidazole, and thus the polymer electrolyte membrane has excellent mechanical and thermal properties, can improve impregnating efficiency of phosphoric acid to exhibit high proton conductivity, and can reduce deterioration in ion conductivity of the electrolyte membrane due to the leakage of phosphoric acid..
Industry- Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


Liquid fuel cpox reformer and fuel cell systems, and methods of producing electricity


Integrated liquid fuel catalytic partial oxidation (cpox) reformer and fuel cell systems can include a plurality or an array of spaced-apart cpox reactor units, each reactor unit including an elongate tube having a gas-permeable wall with internal and external surfaces, the wall enclosing an open gaseous flow passageway with at least a portion of the wall having cpox catalyst disposed therein and/or comprising its structure. The catalyst-containing wall structure and open gaseous flow passageway enclosed thereby define a gaseous phase cpox reaction zone, the catalyst-containing wall section being gas-permeable to allow gaseous cpox reaction mixture to diffuse therein and hydrogen rich product reformate to diffuse therefrom.
Watt Fuel Cell Corp.


Method and device for enhancing fuel cell lifetime


A method for enhance lifetime of fuel cells via a device includes a step of creating a h2 environment for a stack, wherein the h2 environment is composed of h2 confined within a gas-tight enclosure of the device. The device includes an enclosure-h2-inlet port, an enclosure-h2-outlet port, a stack-h2-inlet, a stack-h2-outlet, a stack-air-inlet, a stack-air-outlet, a stack-coolant-inlet, and a stack-coolant-outlet.

Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system including a cathode gas supply system of a cathode gas bypass type includes a first flow rate sensor which detects a cathode gas flow rate to be supplied by the compressor, a second flow rate sensor which detects a cathode gas flow rate to be supplied to the fuel cell, a bypass valve which controls a cathode gas flow rate flowed in the bypass channel, a bypass valve controlling unit configured to execute an open/shut-off control of the bypass valve in accordance with an operation state of the fuel cell system, and a mismatch diagnosing unit configured to detect a mismatch of detected values of the first flow rate sensor and the second flow rate sensor based on the detected values of the both sensors during total shut-off of the bypass valve.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


Fuel cell controlling fuel cell system


A fuel cell system supplies anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causes the fuel cell to generate electric power in accordance with a load. The fuel cell system includes a container reserved impurities discharged from the fuel cell.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


Fuel cell separator and fuel cell stack and reactant gas control method thereof


A fuel cell separator, a fuel cell stack having the fuel cell separator, and a reactant gas control method of the fuel cell stack are provided. That is, even when the fuel cell stack operates under the low load operation condition, a reactant gas is supplied to the reactant gas passages of the fuel cell separator, and thus, the length of the passage can be shortened by 50% as compared with the prior art having only one reactant gas passage.
Doosan Corporation


Manufacturing method and manufacturing apparatus of gas diffusion layer for fuel cell


The manufacturing method of a gas diffusion layer for fuel cell includes coating a first coating fluid for forming a microporous layer on one surface of a porous base material used for formation of a substrate layer, and coating a second coating fluid for water repellent treatment having a lower viscosity than viscosity of the first coating fluid on the other surface of the base material facing downward in a direction of gravity.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Metal supported solid oxide fuel cell


A process for forming a metal supported solid oxide fuel cell, the process comprising the steps of: a) applying a green anode layer including nickel oxide, copper oxide and a rare earth-doped ceria to a metal substrate; b) firing the green anode layer to form a composite including oxides of nickel, copper, and a rare earth-doped ceria; c) providing an electrolyte; and d) providing a cathode. Metal supported solid oxide fuel cells comprising an anode a cathode and an electrolyte, wherein the anode includes nickel, copper and a rare earth-doped ceria, fuel cell stacks and uses of these fuel cells..
Ceres Intellectual Property Company Limited


Electrochemical systems with electronically conductive layers


Provided are separator systems for electrochemical systems providing electronic, mechanical and chemical properties useful for a variety of applications including electrochemical storage and conversion. Embodiments provide structural, physical and electrostatic attributes useful for managing and controlling dendrite formation and for improving the cycle life and rate capability of electrochemical cells including silicon anode based batteries, air cathode based batteries, redox flow batteries, solid electrolyte based systems, fuel cells, flow batteries and semisolid batteries.
California Institute Of Technology


Ammonia synthesis for fertilizer production


A method for synthesizing ammonia for agricultural fertilizers employs water (h2o) as the source of hydrogen (h2) in ammonia (nh3) synthesis, and gathers carbon monoxide (co) as a limiting reagent for combining in a wgs (water-gas-shift) reaction for producing hydrogen. The wgs reaction employs co with the water to produce carbon dioxide (co2) and h2, consuming undesirable co from other industrial applications.

Ammonia synthesis for fertilizer production


A method for synthesizing ammonia for agricultural fertilizers employs water (h2o) as the source of hydrogen (h2) in ammonia (nh3) synthesis, and gathers carbon monoxide (co) as a limiting reagent for combining in a wgs (water-gas-shift) reaction for producing hydrogen. The wgs reaction employs co with the water to produce carbon dioxide (co2) and h2, consuming undesirable co from other industrial applications.

Power generation system


The invention relates to a power generation system comprising:—at least one renewable energy source (5),—a reversible fuel cell module (9) exhibiting a electrolysis functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) is powered by the renewable energy source (5) for generation of a combustible gas and a fuel cell functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) generates electricity from a combustible gas,—a high temperature heat storage (19) coupled to said reversible fuel cell module (9) for maintaining the reversible fuel cell module (9) in a operation temperature range in the electrolysis functioning mode,—a combustible gas storage (17) coupled to the reversible fuel cell module (9) for storing the combustible gas generated by the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the electrolysis functioning mode and for supplying the combustible gas to the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the fuel cell function mode, where the reversible fuel cell module (9) is encapsulated by the high temperature heat storage (19).. .
Total Marketing Services


Fuel cell with optimised operation along the air flow channel


The invention relates to a fuel cell comprising: a membrane/electrodes assembly (111, 112, 113) comprising a cathode attached to a membrane; a conductive plate (102) defining a flow channel between an air inlet and a water outlet; and a gaseous diffusion layer subjected to compression between the cathode (112) and the conductive plate (102), and comprising first and second parts (24, 25) which are joined together, have different compositions and are of the same thickness beneath said compression, the first part extending by between 15 and 50% of the length of the channel from the air inlet and the second part extending by between 50 and 85% of the length of the channel from the water outlet.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


Carbon dioxide separator, fuel cell system including same, and operating the fuel cell system


A system and method in which a high temperature fuel cell stack exhaust stream is recycled back into the fuel inlet stream of the high temperature fuel cell stack. The recycled stream may be sent to a carbon dioxide separator that separates carbon dioxide from the fuel exhaust stream.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation


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Power producing gas separation system and method


A power producing system adapted to be integrated with a flue gas generating assembly, the flue gas generating assembly including one or more of a fossil fueled installation, a fossil fueled facility, a fossil fueled device, a fossil fueled power plant, a boiler, a combustor, a furnace and a kiln in a cement factory, and the power producing system utilizing flue gas containing carbon dioxide and oxygen output by the flue gas generating assembly and comprising: a fuel cell comprising an anode section and a cathode section, wherein inlet oxidant gas to the cathode section of the fuel cell contains the flue gas output from the flue gas generating assembly; and a gas separation assembly receiving anode exhaust output from the anode section of the fuel cell and including a chiller assembly for cooling the anode exhaust to a predetermined temperature so as to liquefy carbon dioxide in the anode exhaust, wherein waste heat produced by the fuel cell is utilized to drive the chiller assembly.. .
Fuelcell Energy Inc.


Fuel cell system


A fuel cell system configured to generate an electric power by supplying an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell includes: a connection line configured to connect the fuel cell to an electric load; a converter connected to the connection line and a battery, the converter being configured to adjust a voltage of the connection line; a target output current calculating unit configured to calculate a target output current of the fuel cell in accordance with a load of the electric load; a converter control unit configured to carry out a switching control for the converter in accordance with the target output current; and a flow rate control unit configured to control a flow rate of the cathode gas to be supplied to the fuel cell in accordance with the target output current. The target output current calculating unit sets up an upper limit to the target output current on the basis of a generated electric power of the fuel cell and a guaranteed minimum voltage of the connection line for ensuring performance of the fuel cell and the electric load..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


Protection of sealing of separator for fuel cell


An object is to improve the durability of a seal member such as a gasket. A bottom 23 is a seal surface that comes into contact with a gasket 40 placed between the bottom 23 and an adjacent cell.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Separator for use in fuel cell, and fuel cell


A separator that is used for a fuel cell includes: a separator center area that is arranged to face a power generation area of the membrane electrode assembly; an outer peripheral portion that is extended from the separator center area to outer periphery; a first manifold hole and a second manifold hole that are provided in the outer peripheral portion; a fluid flow path that is arranged to extend from the first; manifold hole through the separator center area to the second manifold hole; and a gasket; that is provided on the outer peripheral portion to surround an area of the fluid flow path and outer circumferences of the first and second manifold holes. The gasket is divided into first gasket portions that are provided adjacent to ends of the separator center area and are extended along respective side edges at the ends, and second gasket portions that are provided to surround the outer circumferences of the first manifold hole and the second manifold hole, respectively.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Fuel cell separator and fuel cell


An anode-side separator 120 includes first grooves 202 and second grooves 204 that are formed alternately, by formation of a plurality of pit-and-bump stripes provided by press molding, in a separator central region 121 opposed to a power generation region 112 of a mega 110. Terminal first grooves 202t is extended at an upper edge of the separator central region 121 in which the first grooves 202 and the second grooves 204 are formed.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


Coating separator for fuel cell and separator for fuel cell


The method for coating a separator for a fuel cell according to one form of the present disclosure includes the steps of: vaporizing a metal nitride precursor to obtain a precursor gas; introducing a metal nitride coating layer-forming gas containing the precursor gas and a reactive gas to a reaction chamber; applying a voltage to the reaction chamber so that the precursor gas and reactive gas may be converted into a plasma state, thereby forming a metal nitride coating layer on a substrate; introducing a carbon layer-forming gas containing a carbonaceous gas to the reaction chamber; and applying a voltage to the reaction chamber so that the carbonaceous gas may be converted into a plasma state, thereby forming a carbon coating layer on the metal nitride coating layer.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


Electrode catalyst material, fuel cell electrode, producing electrode catalyst material, and fuel cell


Provided is an electrode catalyst material that has an increased reduction rate of a nickel catalyst and thus an improved catalytic function in a fuel cell. The electrode catalyst material for fuel cells contains nickel oxide and cobalt oxide.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


Fuel cell connector and using the same


The present invention involves an electrically-conductive fuel cell electrode connector, the connector including an opening and a slot, the slot connecting an interrupted external edge of the connector to the opening to delimit a first flap and a second flap of the connector. A method of using the connector comprising a step of deforming the connector to be able to insert a module of unit cells into the connector opening..
Paxitech


Cooling module


A cooling module includes a first radiator configured to cool a fuel cell stack. A second radiator is positioned in a predetermined area in front of the first radiator in an air flow direction and configured to cool an electronic component.
Hanon Systems


Fuel and propellant composition for combustion tools


A combustion tool fuel cell is provided having enhanced low temperature operation, including a fuel composition comprising at least one hydrocarbon component with a total vapor pressure equal or above 95 psig at 21° c.. .
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


Integrated zwitterionic conjugated polymers for bioelectronics, biosensing, regenerative medicine, and energy applications


The present invention is directed to a versatile and high performance zwitterionic cp platform, which integrates all desired functions into one material. This zwitterionic cp consists of the conducting backbone and multifunctional zwitterionic side chains.
The University Of Akron


Methods, apparatus, and systems for identification of cells in a network


Methods and systems for identification of slave elements and/or cells in a communication system within a vehicle. In some implementations, such methods may comprise measuring a first voltage of a first slave device of a plurality of slave devices within the communication system, and measuring a second voltage of a second slave device of the plurality of slave devices within the communication system.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc






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