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Title: Fuel cells and fuel cell catalysts

Abstract

A direct organic fuel cell includes a formic acid fuel solution having between about 10% and about 95% formic acid. The formic acid is oxidized at an anode. The anode may include a Pt/Pd catalyst that promotes the direct oxidation of the formic acid via a direct reaction path that does not include formation of a CO intermediate.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175979
Patent Number(s):
7132188
Application Number:
10/407,385
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
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:  
GF-02-99ER14993
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE

Citation Formats

Masel, Richard I., Rice, Cynthia A., Waszczuk, Piotr, and Wieckowski, Andrzej. Fuel cells and fuel cell catalysts. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Masel, Richard I., Rice, Cynthia A., Waszczuk, Piotr, & Wieckowski, Andrzej. Fuel cells and fuel cell catalysts. United States.
Masel, Richard I., Rice, Cynthia A., Waszczuk, Piotr, and Wieckowski, Andrzej. Tue . "Fuel cells and fuel cell catalysts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175979.
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