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Title: Direct hydrocarbon fuel cells

Abstract

The direct electrochemical oxidation of hydrocarbons in solid oxide fuel cells, to generate greater power densities at lower temperatures without carbon deposition. The performance obtained is comparable to that of fuel cells used for hydrogen, and is achieved by using novel anode composites at low operating temperatures. Such solid oxide fuel cells, regardless of fuel source or operation, can be configured advantageously using the structural geometries of this invention.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176269
Patent Number(s):
7709124
Application Number:
10/427,707
Assignee:
Northwestern University (Evanston, 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 Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG26-00NT40814
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2003 May 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Barnett, Scott A., Lai, Tammy, and Liu, Jiang. Direct hydrocarbon fuel cells. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Barnett, Scott A., Lai, Tammy, & Liu, Jiang. Direct hydrocarbon fuel cells. United States.
Barnett, Scott A., Lai, Tammy, and Liu, Jiang. Tue . "Direct hydrocarbon fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176269.
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place = {United States},
year = {2010},
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A direct-methane fuel cell with a ceria-based anode
journal, August 1999