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Title: Fuel cell generator with fuel electrodes that control on-cell fuel reformation

A fuel cell for a fuel cell generator including a housing including a gas flow path for receiving a fuel from a fuel source and directing the fuel across the fuel cell. The fuel cell includes an elongate member including opposing first and second ends and defining an interior cathode portion and an exterior anode portion. The interior cathode portion includes an electrode in contact with an oxidant flow path. The exterior anode portion includes an electrode in contact with the fuel in the gas flow path. The anode portion includes a catalyst material for effecting fuel reformation along the fuel cell between the opposing ends. A fuel reformation control layer is applied over the catalyst material for reducing a rate of fuel reformation on the fuel cell. The control layer effects a variable reformation rate along the length of the fuel cell.
Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Murrysville, PA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1028652
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) NETL
Patent Number(s):
8,043,752
Application Number:
12/115,738
Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42613
Research Org:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION