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Title: MEMS-based fuel cells with integrated catalytic fuel processor and method thereof

Abstract

Described herein is a means to incorporate catalytic materials into the fuel flow field structures of MEMS-based fuel cells, which enable catalytic reforming of a hydrocarbon based fuel, such as methane, methanol, or butane. Methods of fabrication are also disclosed.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Livermore, CA
  2. Martinez, CA
  3. Pleasanton, CA
  4. Davis, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1026522
Patent Number(s):
7993785
Application Number:
10/612,226
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Jankowski, Alan F, Morse, Jeffrey D, Upadhye, Ravindra S, and Havstad, Mark A. MEMS-based fuel cells with integrated catalytic fuel processor and method thereof. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Jankowski, Alan F, Morse, Jeffrey D, Upadhye, Ravindra S, & Havstad, Mark A. MEMS-based fuel cells with integrated catalytic fuel processor and method thereof. United States.
Jankowski, Alan F, Morse, Jeffrey D, Upadhye, Ravindra S, and Havstad, Mark A. Tue . "MEMS-based fuel cells with integrated catalytic fuel processor and method thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1026522.
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Works referenced in this record:

Gradual Internal Methane Reforming in Intermediate-Temperature Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells
journal, January 1998