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ELEMENTARY MODULE FOR A REACTOR PERFORMING WATER ELECTROLYSIS (HTE) OR H2O/CO2 CO-ELECTROLYSIS OR AN SOFC FUEL CELL AND FOR A CATALYTIC METHANATION OR REFORMING REACTOR

Nº publicación: FR3030896A1 24/06/2016

Solicitante:
COMMISSARIAT ENERGIE ATOMIQUE [FR]

Resumen de: WO2016097261A1

The invention relates to the production, by means of common components, of both HTE reactors or SOFC fuel cells, and of catalytic reactors-heat exchangers such as methanation reactors that are intended to be kept cool and are supplied with H2 or with an H2+CO mixture from an SOEC electrolyser, or reforming reactors that are intended to be kept hot and that are used to supply an SOFC fuel cell, and more generally all types of catalytic reactors that require thermal management of the reaction (cooling or heating).



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METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FUEL CELL

Nº publicación: FR3030894A1 24/06/2016

Solicitantes:
CIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN [FR]
MICHELIN RECH ET TECHNIQUE S A [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097113A1

The invention relates to a method for controlling a fuel cell with an ion exchange membrane, the cell being mounted in a system which comprises, in addition, a liquid coolant circuit and a liquid coolant circulation pump, wherein the method comprises a fuel cell start-up phase with the following steps: . the internal temperature of the fuel cell is determined; . the temperature in the liquid coolant circuit is measured; . a start-up current is applied to the fuel cell and, in parallel, - when the internal temperature of the cell is higher than a first predetermined threshold, and the temperature of the coolant circuit is lower than a predetermined threshold, the cooling pump is driven in a pulsed manner, and - when the temperature in the coolant circuit exceeds the second predetermined threshold, the cooling pump is driven in a continuous manner.



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MODULE DE CELLULES ELEMENTAIRES ET DISPOSITIF DE STOCKAGE D'ENERGIE ELECTRIQUE

Nº publicación: FR3030897A1 24/06/2016

Solicitante:
RENAULT SA [FR]

Resumen de: FR3030897A1

L'invention concerne un module (5) de cellules élémentaires (8a, 9a, 9b, 8b) de stockage d'énergie électrique comprenant un premier ensemble de cellules élémentaires interconnectées de manière à délivrer une première tension dans un premier domaine de tension et un deuxième ensemble de cellules élémentaires interconnectées de manière à délivrer une deuxième tension dans un deuxième domaine de tension, ladite au moins une cellule (8b) élémentaire du deuxième ensemble étant agencée entre deux cellules (8a, 9a, 9b) élémentaires du premier ensemble.



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ELECTRICITY GENERATING ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE OF THE SOLID-OXIDE FUEL-CELL STACK TYPE

Nº publicación: FR3030892A1 24/06/2016

Solicitante:
COMMISSARIAT ENERGIE ATOMIQUE [FR]

Resumen de: WO2016096793A1

The invention relates to an electricity generating electrochemical device of the solid-oxide fuel-cell stack type, which comprises: a planar assembly (10) consisting of at least one electrochemical cell (11) comprised between first and second gas diffusing plates (12, 13) made of ceramic of expansion coefficient comprised between 810-6 K-1 et 1410-6 K-1 and drilled with equidistant holes (14, 15); first and second electrically conductive metal grilles (16, 17) each connected to a conductive wire (18, 19) allowing current to flow out of the device, said grilles being placed on either side of said at least one electrochemical cell (11) between this cell and each of the first and second gas diffusing plates; and clamping means (20, 21) mechanically holding this planar assembly (10) together.



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SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE HYGROMETRY OF AN ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE IN A FUEL CELL

Nº publicación: FR3030900A1 24/06/2016

Solicitantes:
CIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN [FR]
MICHELIN RECH ET TECHNIQUE S A [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097114A1

The invention relates to a system for measuring the hygrometry of an ion exchange membrane in a fuel cell comprising N electrochemical cells separated by bipolar plates, where N is a natural number, the system comprising: - an electrical current generator for applying an electrical current to the fuel cell; - a device for measuring the voltage in the cells; and - means for determining the impedance of a membrane as a function of a voltage ripple measured by the measuring device across the terminals of the corresponding cell when an electrical current is applied by the electrical current generator, these means being mounted in the device for measuring voltage in the cells.



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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Nº publicación: FR3030895A1 24/06/2016

Solicitantes:
CIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN [FR]
MICHELIN RECH ET TECHNIQUE S A [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097115A1

The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising: - a stack of electrochemical cells (10) separated by bipolar plates, each of the cells comprising an anode, a cathode and an ion exchange membrane, - a fuel gas supply circuit and an oxidant gas supply circuit, and - a coolant circuit for circulating a liquid coolant, the coolant circuit comprising a secondary circuit and a primary circuit smaller than the secondary circuit, the primary and secondary circuits being isolated from each other by a thermostatic valve (2), - a micropump (6) mounted at the outlet of the stack and allowing the volume of water inside the stack to be agitated, the system further comprising means for determining an inner temperature of the core of the stack, and means for activating the primary coolant circuit when the inner temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold.



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UNIT CELL FOR REACTOR PERFORMING WATER ELECTROLYSIS OR CO-ELECTROLYSIS (SOEC) OR FUEL CELL (SOFC) OPERATING UNDER PRESSURE

Nº publicación: FR3030893A1 24/06/2016

Solicitante:
COMMISSARIAT ENERGIE ATOMIQUE [FR]

Resumen de: WO2016096752A1

The invention relates to a novel module for an HTE reactor or an SOFC fuel cell, the module comprising a circuit for the circulation of a gas, in addition to the reactive gases required for the electrolysis reaction or the reverse reaction in an SOFC cell, the circuit enabling, during the operation under pressure, the additional gas to equalise, on one side of the glass- and/or vitroceramic-based seals, the pressure of the reactive gases generated on the other side.



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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Nº publicación: WO2016097716A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LTD [GB]

Resumen de: WO2016097716A1

The invention relates to a fuel cell system and associated method of manufacture. The fuel cell system has at least a first surface region and a second surface region, wherein the first surface region is more hydrophilic than the second surface region, wherein the first and second surface regions are arranged in accordance with a parameter distribution of the fuel cell system.



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IMPROVED SWIRL BURNER WITH FUEL INJECTION UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM OF THE SWIRLER

Nº publicación: WO2016097687A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CERES IP CO LTD [GB]

Resumen de: WO2016097687A1

The present invention is concerned with improved swirl burners, particularly, but not limited to, swirl burners used in fuel cell systems.



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FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Nº publicación: WO2016097115A1 23/06/2016

Solicitantes:
MICHELIN & CIE [FR]
MICHELIN RECH TECH [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097115A1

The invention relates to a fuel cell system comprising: - a stack of electrochemical cells (10) separated by bipolar plates, each of the cells comprising an anode, a cathode and an ion exchange membrane, - a fuel gas supply circuit and an oxidant gas supply circuit, and - a coolant circuit for circulating a liquid coolant, the coolant circuit comprising a secondary circuit and a primary circuit smaller than the secondary circuit, the primary and secondary circuits being isolated from each other by a thermostatic valve (2), - a micropump (6) mounted at the outlet of the stack and allowing the volume of water inside the stack to be agitated, the system further comprising means for determining an inner temperature of the core of the stack, and means for activating the primary coolant circuit when the inner temperature exceeds a predetermined threshold.



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SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE HYGROMETRY OF AN ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE IN A FUEL CELL

Nº publicación: WO2016097114A1 23/06/2016

Solicitantes:
MICHELIN & CIE [FR]
MICHELIN RECH TECH [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097114A1

The invention relates to a system for measuring the hygrometry of an ion exchange membrane in a fuel cell comprising N electrochemical cells separated by bipolar plates, where N is a natural number, the system comprising: - an electrical current generator for applying an electrical current to the fuel cell; - a device for measuring the voltage in the cells; and - means for determining the impedance of a membrane as a function of a voltage ripple measured by the measuring device across the terminals of the corresponding cell when an electrical current is applied by the electrical current generator, these means being mounted in the device for measuring voltage in the cells.



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METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FUEL CELL

Nº publicación: WO2016097113A1 23/06/2016

Solicitantes:
MICHELIN & CIE [FR]
MICHELIN RECH TECH [CH]

Resumen de: WO2016097113A1

The invention relates to a method for controlling a fuel cell with an ion exchange membrane, the cell being mounted in a system which comprises, in addition, a liquid coolant circuit and a liquid coolant circulation pump, wherein the method comprises a fuel cell start-up phase with the following steps: . the internal temperature of the fuel cell is determined; . the temperature in the liquid coolant circuit is measured; . a start-up current is applied to the fuel cell and, in parallel, - when the internal temperature of the cell is higher than a first predetermined threshold, and the temperature of the coolant circuit is lower than a predetermined threshold, the cooling pump is driven in a pulsed manner, and - when the temperature in the coolant circuit exceeds the second predetermined threshold, the cooling pump is driven in a continuous manner.



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ELECTRODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND COMPOSITION THEREOF

Nº publicación: WO2016097217A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
INDUSTRIE DE NORA SPA [IT]

Resumen de: WO2016097217A1

The present invention relates to an electrode for use in an electrochemical cell, such a flow battery, especially a zinc-bromine flow battery or a hydrogen/bromine flow battery, and methods for manufacturing and using the electrode. The claimed electrode comprises a metal substrate and a catalytic coating applied onto said substrate wherein the catalytic coating comprises a Ru-rich mixture of ruthenium and platinum comprising preferably 70-80 mol% Ru, 1-5 mol% Pt and 17-25 mol% Ir. The claimed catalytic coating composition exhibits a surprisingly high voltage efficiency and operating lifetime despite its relatively low Ir/Ru and Pt/Ru ratios. The underlying metal substrate is for example a porous Ti layer or a layer comprising titanium suboxides TixOy.



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Nº publicación: WO2016096874A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096874A1

The invention relates to a valve device for a fuel cell assembly in a motor vehicle, comprising a flow channel (2), which extends in a housing (1), a flap (3), which influences the flow cross-section, and a drive (5, 6), which drives the flap (3), wherein the flap (3) is fastened to a shaft (4) and the shaft (4) is supported in the housing (1) in such a way that the shaft can rotate, a valve seat arranged in the flow channel (2), and a seal (8) composed of PTFE, which is arranged on a radially peripheral edge (7) of the flap (3) and which is in contact with the valve seat in the closed position of the flap (3), the shaft (4) thus extending through the flap (3) at an angle. The seal (8) contains a spring element (9).



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Nº publicación: WO2016096863A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096863A1

The invention relates to a valve device for a fuel cell assembly in a motor vehicle, comprising a flow channel (2), which extends in a housing (1), a flap (8), which influences the flow cross-section, a drive, which drives the flap (8), wherein the flap (8) is fastened to a shaft (3) and the shaft (3) is rotatably supported in the housing (1), a valve seat arranged in the flow channel (2), and a seal (11), which is arranged on a radially peripheral edge (10) of the flap (8) and which is in contact with the valve seat in the closed position of the flap (8), the shaft (3) thus penetrating the flap (8) at an angle. The screw (13) has a collar (16), and the shaft (3) has a screw bore (14) having a ledge (15), wherein the collar (16) of the screw (13) comes into contact with the ledge (15) of the shaft (3) in such a way the force transmission occurs from the collar (16) via the ledge (15) when the screw (13) is tightened.



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Nº publicación: WO2016096855A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096855A1

The subject matter of the invention is a valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle having a flow duct (2) which runs in a housing (1), a flap (8) which influences the flow cross section, wherein the flap (8) is arranged on a shaft (3), an electric motor and a gear mechanism (5), wherein the shaft is mounted rotatably in the housing (1), a valve seat which is arranged in the flow duct, and a seal (11) which is arranged on a radially circumferential edge (10) of the flap (8) and is in contact with the valve seat in the closed position of the flap (8), with the result that the shaft (3) penetrates the flap (8) at an angle. The shaft (3) with the flap (8) which is arranged thereon can be moved by the electric motor exclusively via the gear mechanism (5) and is blocked in all other cases on account of the frictional force which is generated by the seal (11).



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Nº publicación: WO2016096842A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096842A1

The invention relates to a valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle, having a flow duct (2) which runs in a housing (1), having a flap (8) which influences the flow cross section, and having a drive which drives the flap, wherein the flap is fastened to a spindle (3) and the spindle is mounted rotatably in the housing, having a valve seat (12) which is arranged in the flow duct, and having a seal (11) which is arranged on a radially encircling edge (10) of the flap and which, in a closed position of the flap, is in contact with the valve seat such that the spindle extends through the flap at an angle. The seal has a ring-shaped main body (15) which has at least one recess (13), wherein the at least one recess is filled with the material of the flap.



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Nº publicación: WO2016096834A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096834A1

The invention relates to a valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle, having a flow duct (2) running in a housing (1) and a flap (3) arranged in the flow duct (2) for closing the flow duct (2), wherein the flap (3) is fastened on an axle (4), the axle (4) is mounted rotatably in the housing (1), a valve seat is arranged in the flow duct (2) and is in contact with the flap (3) when the latter is in the closed position, and the axle (4) runs through the flap (3) at an angle, and for this purpose the flap (3) has a borehole (8), the openings (13, 14) of which each lead to a flap side. A seal (2) is arranged in the borehole (8) for the axle (4) between the flap (3) and the axle (4).



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ELECTRICITY GENERATING ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE OF THE SOLID-OXIDE FUEL-CELL STACK TYPE

Nº publicación: WO2016096793A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
COMMISSARIAT \u00C0 L \u00C9NERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX \u00C9NERGIES ALTERNATIVES [FR]

Resumen de: WO2016096793A1

The invention relates to an electricity generating electrochemical device of the solid-oxide fuel-cell stack type, which comprises: a planar assembly (10) consisting of at least one electrochemical cell (11) comprised between first and second gas diffusing plates (12, 13) made of ceramic of expansion coefficient comprised between 810-6 K-1 et 1410-6 K-1 and drilled with equidistant holes (14, 15); first and second electrically conductive metal grilles (16, 17) each connected to a conductive wire (18, 19) allowing current to flow out of the device, said grilles being placed on either side of said at least one electrochemical cell (11) between this cell and each of the first and second gas diffusing plates; and clamping means (20, 21) mechanically holding this planar assembly (10) together.



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UNIT CELL FOR REACTOR PERFORMING WATER ELECTROLYSIS OR CO-ELECTROLYSIS (SOEC) OR FUEL CELL (SOFC) OPERATING UNDER PRESSURE

Nº publicación: WO2016096752A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
COMMISSARIAT ENERGIE ATOMIQUE [FR]

Resumen de: WO2016096752A1

The invention relates to a novel module for an HTE reactor or an SOFC fuel cell, the module comprising a circuit for the circulation of a gas, in addition to the reactive gases required for the electrolysis reaction or the reverse reaction in an SOFC cell, the circuit enabling, during the operation under pressure, the additional gas to equalise, on one side of the glass- and/or vitroceramic-based seals, the pressure of the reactive gases generated on the other side.



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ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING A LOCKING DEVICE FOR CONTACTING A BIPOLAR PLATE STACK FOR A FUEL CELL AND BIPOLAR PLATE STACK

Nº publicación: WO2016096385A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
VOLKSWAGEN AG [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096385A1

The invention relates to an electrical plug connector (1) for contacting a bipolar plate stack for a fuel cell, comprising a connector body (2), in which at least two contact chambers (4) that open in a plugging direction (S) are provided; and a bipolar plate stack for a fuel cell. According to the invention, an empty receptacle (10) is provided between each pair of contact chambers (4).



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Brennstoffzellenvorrichtung

Nº publicación: DE102014018846A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
DAIMLER AG [DE]

Resumen de: DE102014018846A1

Die Erfindung betrifft eine Brennstoffzellenvorrichtung (1), umfassend - mindestens eine Brennstoffzelle, die mit einer Befeuchtungseinheit (2) und/oder einem Wärmetauscher über wenigstens einen Strömungskanal verbunden ist, und - eine Absperrvorrichtung (3) zum Verschliessen des wenigstens einen Strömungskanals, wenn die Brennstoffzellenvorrichtung (1) ausser Betrieb ist. Erfindungsgemäss ist die Absperrvorrichtung (3) zumindest teilweise in die Befeuchtungseinheit (2) und/oder in den Wärmetauscher integriert angeordnet.



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Verfahren zur Herstellung einer Bipolarplatte und Bipolarplatte

Nº publicación: DE102014019334A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
DAIMLER AG [DE]

Resumen de: DE102014019334A1

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Verfahren zur Herstellung einer Bipolarplatte (1) mit zwei Platten (1.1, 1.2) für eine Brennstoffzelle, wobei zwischen den Platten (1.1, 1.2) zumindest abschnittsweise wenigstens eine Kanalstruktur (1.3) mit einer Mehrzahl von Kanälen (K1 bis Kn) zur Medienführung angeordnet wird. Erfindungsgemäss ist vorgesehen, dass die Kanalstruktur (1.3) zumindest bereichsweise mit einer Versteifungsstruktur (1.5) versehen wird, wobei - die Kanalstruktur (1.3) in einem Fügeprozess in zeitlich aufeinanderfolgenden Schritten mit den Platten (1.1, 1.2) verbunden wird, und - die Kanalstruktur (1.3) während des Fügeprozesses zumindest in Teilbereichen stoffschlüssig mit den Platten (1.1, 1.2) verbunden wird.



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VALVE DEVICE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Nº publicación: DE102014226724A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2016096855A1

The subject matter of the invention is a valve device for a fuel cell arrangement in a motor vehicle having a flow duct (2) which runs in a housing (1), a flap (8) which influences the flow cross section, wherein the flap (8) is arranged on a shaft (3), an electric motor and a gear mechanism (5), wherein the shaft is mounted rotatably in the housing (1), a valve seat which is arranged in the flow duct, and a seal (11) which is arranged on a radially circumferential edge (10) of the flap (8) and is in contact with the valve seat in the closed position of the flap (8), with the result that the shaft (3) penetrates the flap (8) at an angle. The shaft (3) with the flap (8) which is arranged thereon can be moved by the electric motor exclusively via the gear mechanism (5) and is blocked in all other cases on account of the frictional force which is generated by the seal (11).



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Hilfsenergiesystem für ein Flugzeug und ein Flugzeug mit einem derartigen Hilfsenergiesystem

Nº publicación: DE102014119279A1 23/06/2016

Solicitante:
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: DE102014119279A1

Ein Hilfsenergiesystem (2) für ein Flugzeug (1) weist mindestens eine Brennstoffzelleneinheit (4) mit jeweils mindestens einer Brennstoffzelle (30), einem Spannungsausgang, einem Brennstoffeingang und einem Auslass für Reaktionsprodukte, einen mit dem Brennstoffeingang der Brennstoffzelleneinheit koppelbaren Brennstofftank (32, 34), mindestens eine Verdichtereinheit (8) mit einem Lufteingang (14) und einem Luftausgang (16), und einen Elektromotor (6), der mit einem Spannungsausgang der mindestens einen Brennstoffzelleneinheit (4) und über eine Welle (10) mit der mindestens einen Verdichtereinheit (8) koppelbar ist, auf. Mindestens die mindestens eine Brennstoffzelleneinheit (4), die Verdichtereinheit (8) und der Elektromotor (6) sind zu einer zusammenhängenden Einheit verbunden, die kontinuierlich elektrische Leistung und druckbeaufschlagte Luft bereitstellt.


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