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SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL ARRANGEMENT GENERATING AMMONIA AS BYPRODUCT AND UTILIZING AMMONIA AS SECONDARY FUEL

NºPublicación: WO2020141500A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

ARIEL UNIV OF SAMARIA [IL]

Resumen de: WO2020141500A1

A high-temperature solid oxide fuel cell arrangement fueled by a hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuel and generating electricity and ammonia as a byproduct comprises: (a) a cathode area fed with a humid air; (b) an anode area fed with the fuel; and (c) an oxygen- conducting electrolyte disposed between the cathode and anode areas. The cathode has an ammonia-rich tail-gas stream. The fuel cell further comprises a gas separator configured for separating ammonia generated on the cathode from tail-gas stream and means for utilizing separated ammonia selected from the group consisting of: an ammonia reformer configured for generating hydrogen to be admixed to the fuel fed to the anode, a collecting tank for storing the ammonia and an auxiliary solid oxide fuel cell fueled by the separated ammonia and any combination thereof.

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METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEPARATOR PLATES FOR A FUEL CELL

NºPublicación: WO2020141116A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

FISCHER ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH [DE]

Resumen de: WO2020141116A1

A method for producing separator plates, in particular bipolar plates, for a fuel cell. The method comprises use of a sacrificial binder.

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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ON-BOARD ELECTROCHEMICAL UPGRADING OF HYDROCARBON FUELS

NºPublicación: US2020217281A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL CO [SA]

Resumen de: US2020217281A1

Vehicles, systems, and methods for the on-board, electrochemical upgrading of hydrocarbon fuels are provided. In one embodiment, a vehicle is provided where the reformed fuel subsystem comprises an electrochemical cell, a hydrocarbon fuel inlet, an oxidizing gas inlet, an unreacted gas outlet, and a reformed hydrocarbon fuel outlet. The hydrocarbon fuel inlet is configured to direct at least a portion of hydrocarbon fuel originating from the on-board point-of-sale fuel tank to the electrolyte of the electrochemical cell. The oxidizing gas inlet is configured to direct an oxidizing gas to the positive electrode of the electrochemical cell. The positive electrode of the electrochemical cell is configured to form a reduced mediator species from the oxidizing gas. The electrochemical cell is structurally configured to contact the reduced mediator species and hydrocarbon fuel from the hydrocarbon fuel inlet with the electrolyte of the electrochemical cell to upgrade a native octane rating of the hydrocarbon fuel.

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REACTOR INCORPORATING A HEAT EXCHANGER

NºPublicación: US2020216313A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE [US]

US_2018134551_A1

Resumen de: US2020216313A1

A reactor containing a heat exchanger is disclosed, which can be operated with co-current or counter-current flow. Also disclosed is a system that includes a reactor having a reformer and a vaporizer, a fuel supply, and a water supply. The reactor includes a source of combustion gas, a reformer operative to receive reformate, and a vaporizer operative to receive water. The reformer and vaporizer each include a stack assembly formed by a combination of separator shims and channel shims. The separator shims and channel shims are stacked in a regular pattern to form two sets of channels within the stack assembly. One set of channels will have vertical passageways at either end and a horizontal flowpath between them, while the other set of channels has only a horizontal flowpath.

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RADIOLYTIC ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATOR

NºPublicación: US2020220187A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

UNIV MISSOURI [US]

JP_2016508608_A

Resumen de: US2020220187A1

A radiolytic electrochemical system that comprises a cathode, an anode that comprises a semiconductor, an aqueous electrolyte solution disposed between the cathode and anode, and ionizing radiation, wherein the ionizing radiation splits water molecules via radiolysis and forms solvated free radicals that migrate to the anode or cathode, depending upon a radical's charge, and participate in redox reactions at the anode and cathode thereby producing electrical current capable of performing work when the anode and cathode are electrically connected.

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ELECTROLYZER AND METHOD OF USE

NºPublicación: US2020220185A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

OPUS 12 INC [US]

WO_2020132064_A1

Resumen de: US2020220185A1

Provided herein are methods for operating carbon oxide (COx) reduction reactors (CRR) and related apparatus. In some embodiments, the methods involve shutting off, reducing, or otherwise controlling current during various operation stages including hydration, break-in, normal operation, planned shut-offs, and extended shutoff or storage periods.

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SEGMENTED FRAMES FOR REDOX FLOW BATTERIES

NºPublicación: US2020220194A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS INC [US]

WO_2019046724_A1

Resumen de: US2020220194A1

A segmented frame plate is provided, which may be used in a frame plate assembly of a redox flow battery cell stack. A plurality of segmented frame plates may couple together around a perimeter of a cell plate. Each segmented frame plate may provide fluidic communication from/to a redox flow reservoir and/or another frame plate assembly to a cell plate of the frame plate assembly.

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FUEL CELL STACK

NºPublicación: US2020220181A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

CN_110998947_A

Resumen de: US2020220181A1

A fuel cell stack in which cell units are stacked one on top of another, each of the cell units including: a power generation cell; and a separator defining and forming a flow passage portion, being a flow path of the gas, between the separator and the power generation cell, includes a frame body having an insulating property and arranged between at least one set of the cell units adjacent to each other. The frame body includes: as viewed in a stacking direction, outer peripheral beam portions provided to surround an outer peripheral side of a region in which the power generation cell is arranged; a connection beam portion connecting the outer peripheral beam portions to each other; and sealing beam portions formed along sealing portions at least partially sealing a manifold portion through which the gas is allowed to flow to the separator.

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MICROBIAL METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

NºPublicación: US2020220193A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIV [TW]

Resumen de: US2020220193A1

A method is provided for electrical power generation, including the following steps: (a) obtaining skin bacteria from human skin to isolate an electrogenic bacteria; (b) culturing the electrogenic bacteria in a source medium to form a cultured solution; (c) applying the cultured solution to a microbial fuel cell; and (d) allowing the electrogenic bacteria to ferment in the microbial fuel cell, and to produce butyric acid or butyrate, and thereby to form an electrical current. An apparatus is also configured to perform the specified method, which includes an anode, a cathode, and a proton exchange membrane, and the electrogenic bacteria is cultured in this apparatus to ferment and thereby to generate electrical current.

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PROTON CONDUCTOR AND FUEL CELL

NºPublicación: US2020220192A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

DENSO CORP [JP]
UNIV KYOTO [JP]
TOKYO INST TECH [JP]

Resumen de: US2020220192A1

A proton conductor includes an anionic molecule and a cationic organic molecule. The anionic molecule is an anionic metal complex molecule. For example, the anionic metal complex molecule includes at least one chemical bond between a metal ion and an oxoacid ion. For example, the proton conductor can be used as an electrolyte membrane included in a fuel cell.

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METHOD OF OPERATING A FUEL CELL DURING A SOAK TIME PERIOD

NºPublicación: US2020220183A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

FORD GLOBAL TECH LLC [US]

US_2018151901_PA

Resumen de: US2020220183A1

A method of operating a fuel cell. The method includes closing a cathode inlet valve upstream of an inlet of a cathode of the fuel cell to prevent air from entering the fuel cell through the cathode inlet during a shutdown period and a soak period of the fuel cell. The method includes maintaining an anode outlet valve downstream of an outlet of the anode in a closed state to prevent air from leaking into the fuel cell through the anode outlet during the shutdown period and the soak period of the fuel cell.

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FUEL-CELL UNIT CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

NºPublicación: US2020220191A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

KR_20180011716_A

Resumen de: US2020220191A1

A fuel-cell unit cell comprises an MEGA plate with a resin frame, and two separators. There is formed a gas manifold hole in an outer edge portion of the resin frame. There is provided a gas-flow-path forming portion with a recessed-and-protruded shape on the first surface of the resin frame for forming gas flow paths between the gas manifold hole and the first surface of the MEGA. There is also formed a fusion-bonding portion for surrounding a periphery of the gas manifold hole to cut off gas circulation between the gas manifold hole and the second surface of the MEGA and for bonding the resin frame and the second separator with each other, on the second surface of the resin frame so as to pass across a backside of the gas-flow-path forming portion. The fusion-bonding portion is formed from a first resin, and the gas-flow-path forming portion is formed from a second resin higher in melting point than the first resin.

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POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

NºPublicación: US2020220184A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

NISSAN MOTOR [JP]

CN_110945734_A

Resumen de: US2020220184A1

An electric power supply system 100 comprises a battery 10 that generates heat by discharging an electric power, and a fuel cell system 20 that generates the electric power by fuel cells 21. The electric power supply system 100 supplies power to an electric load. The electric power supply system 100 determines whether or not a temperature of the battery 10 is equal to or less than a predetermined temperature, and when the temperature of the battery is equal to or less than the predetermined temperature, the electric power supply system 100 discharges the battery 10 to the fuel cell system 20.

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METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF CHEMICAL FLOW BATTERY

NºPublicación: US2020220186A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

LOTTE CHEMICAL CORP [KR]

JP_2018528585_A

Resumen de: US2020220186A1

A method for controlling driving of a chemical flow battery is disclosed. The method includes: measuring a concentration of bromine (Br2) in an electrolyte solution of a chemical flow battery after a complete discharge; and additionally supplying bromine (Br2) into the electrolyte solution until the concentration of bromine (Br2) satisfies a predefined condition.

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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING HIGH-PURITY CO2 IN A HYDROCARBON FACILITY

NºPublicación: US2020220189A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL CO [SA]

US_2019109340_PA

Resumen de: US2020220189A1

Embodiments of methods for capturing high-purity CO2 in a hydrocarbon facility and related systems are provided. The method comprises operating a hydrogen plant to generate a high-purity hydrogen stream and a CO2 rich stream with a CO2 concentration above 30%; introducing the high-purity hydrogen stream into an anode of a molten carbonate fuel cell; introducing the CO2 rich stream and O2 into a cathode of the molten carbonate fuel cell; reacting CO2 and O2 within the cathode to produce carbonate and a cathode exhaust stream from a cathode outlet; reacting carbonate from the cathode with H2 within the anode to produce electricity and an anode exhaust stream from an anode outlet, the anode exhaust stream comprising CO2 and H2O; separating the CO2 in the anode exhaust stream in one or more separators to form a pure CO2 stream and a H2O stream; and collecting the pure CO2 stream.

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NOVEL CATALYST LAYER COMPOSITION FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE OF MEMBRANE ASSEMBLY ELECTRODE WITH IONIC LIQUID

NºPublicación: US2020220190A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

TOYOTA ENG & MFG NORTH AMERICA [US]
TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2020220190A1

A membrane electrode assembly for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell includes an anodic catalyst layer, a cathodic catalyst layer, and a polymer electrolyte membrane mediating protic communication between the anodic and cathodic catalyst layers. The cathodic catalyst layer includes an ionic liquid, 1-methyl-2,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydro-1H-pyrimido[1,2-a]pyrimidin-9-ium 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,4-nonafluorobutane-1-sulfonate, in admixture with carbon-supported particles of platinum or a platinum alloy. The ionic liquid improves performance in both high moisture and low moisture operating conditions.

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METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPONENTS AND COMPONENTS PRODUCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAID METHOD

NºPublicación: US2020216947A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG [DE]

KR_20200040755_A

Resumen de: US2020216947A1

A method for producing components, in particular for energy systems such as fuel cells or electrolyzers, has the following steps: rolling-off a metal sheet having a thickness of less than 500 μm, from a first roll; transporting the metal sheet through at least one coating plant in which the metal sheet is coated on at least one side by means of a physical and/or chemical vapor deposition process; performance of at least one forming process on the coated metal sheet; formation of a plurality of components by parting from the coated metal sheet; and rolling-up of the remaining coated metal sheet to give a second roll, with continuous transport of the metal sheet from the first roll to the second roll being carried out.

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DEVICE FOR DECREASING CONCENTRATION OF HYDROGEN EXHAUSTED FROM FUEL CELL

NºPublicación: US2020220188A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO LTD [KR]
KIA MOTORS CORP [KR]

KR_20180039401_A

Resumen de: US2020220188A1

A device for decreasing a concentration of hydrogen exhausted from a fuel cell through an exhaust line includes: a first housing connected to the exhaust line and having an exhaust gas moving path and an air inlet formed therein; a pumping part installed in the first housing and sucking air through the air inlet; a second housing coupled to the first housing and having an air diluting part and a diluted gas moving path formed therein, the air diluting part being connected to the exhaust gas moving path and the diluted gas moving path being connected to the air diluting part; and a nozzle member spraying the air introduced into the air inlet to the air diluting part while being rotated.

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ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS WITH MOBILE ELECTROLYTE

NºPublicación: US2020220182A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

GLOBAL ENERGY SCIENCE LLC [US]

US_2017125829_PA

Resumen de: US2020220182A1

An electrode comprising galvanic membranes having a thickness defined by an average length of vectors normal to a membrane first surface and extending to where said vectors intersect a membrane uncompressed second surface; a non-porous metal sheet having first and second surfaces; a non-porous dielectric sheet having first and second surfaces; square weave metal wire screens having a wire diameter slightly greater than one half the at least one galvanic membrane thickness dimension; wherein, at least one galvanic membrane is adjacent the metal wire screen on the at least one galvanic membrane first and second surfaces in a stack of membranes and screens; the metal wire screen is adjacent the first surface of the non-porous dielectric sheet; the second surfaces of non-porous metal sheets have a sustained pressure of at least 7 million Pascal; and; the metal wire screen is collectively in incompressible vertical alignment with another metal wire screen.

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FUEL CELL VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

NºPublicación: US2020215932A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

TOYOTA MOTOR CO LTD [JP]

Resumen de: US2020215932A1

A fuel cell vehicle according to the present disclosure includes: a fuel cell; a multiphase converter configured to control an output current of the fuel cell; a current sensor provided in each phase of the multiphase converter; an electric load configured to receive power supplied from the fuel cell; and a control unit. The control unit performs, when it detects an excess or a deficiency of electric energy of the electric load, replacement of phases driven by the multiphase converter while the output current of the fuel cell is kept constant, and determines, when the excess or the deficiency of the electric energy of the electric load is eliminated after the replacement of the phases, that an offset failure has occurred in the current sensor provided in the phase that has been driven before the replacement.

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Inductively heated microchannel reactor

NºPublicación: AU2018375073A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

KONTAK LLC

US_2019374924_A1

Resumen de: AU2018375073A1

The current document is directed to an efficient multi-channel chemical reactor having a multichannel core containing a plurality of parallel channels, with conductive walls, having a varying composition along their lengths. The channels are heated by a frequency-addressing different regions within the reactor with an inductive coil, driven by an agile frequency or spread spectrum emission controller.

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Konditionierungsvorrichtung für Luftversorgung von Brennstoffzellen

NºPublicación: DE102020104553A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

FEV SOFTWARE AND TESTING SOLUTIONS GMBH [DE]
RHEINISCH WESTFAELISCH TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE RWTH AACHEN [DE]

Resumen de: DE102020104553A1

Verfahren zur Konditionierung von einem Prozessgas für dessen Zuführung zu einem elektrochemischen Wandler, insbesondere einer Brennstoffzelle, wobei in einer ersten Konditionierungstrecke 10 ein erstes Gas 5, insbesondere getrocknete Luft, in einen ersten konditionierten Zustand gebracht wird. In einer zweiten Konditionierungsstrecke 30 wird Feuchtigkeit 6 mit einem zweiten Gas 5, bevorzugt Luft, in einen zweiten konditionierten Zustand gebracht wird und beide konditionierten Gase werden zur Bildung des Prozessgases 50 zusammengeführt.

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Leitung zur Versorgung eines elektrischen Bauteils mit einem Fluid

NºPublicación: DE102019007862A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

DAIMLER AG [DE]

Resumen de: DE102019007862A1

Eine Leitung zur Versorgung eines elektrischen Bauteils mit einem Fluid (2) weist einen Kanal (1) aus einem elektrisch isolierenden Material auf, welcher eine Innenkontur (3) aufweist, die durch wenigstens eine radiale Verengung (4) eines Innendurchmessers des Kanals (1) gebildet wird.

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Bipolar electrode comprising a loaded carbon felt

NºPublicación: AU2018375287A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

EOS ENERGY STORAGE LLC [US]

WO_2019108513_PA

Resumen de: AU2018375287A1

Bipolar electrodes comprising a carbon felt loaded with a polymer material and a nanocarbon material are described herein. The bipolar electrodes are useful in electrochemical cells. In particular, the loaded carbon felt can be used in bipolar electrodes of zinc-halide electrolyte batteries. Processes for manufacturing the loaded carbon felt are also described, involving contacting (e.g., dipping) a carbon felt in a mixture of solvent, polymer material and nanocarbon material.

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A SOLID FUEL PACKAGE AND A SOLID FUEL SUPPLY SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

Nº publicación: WO2020140249A1 09/07/2020

Solicitante:

RHODIA OPERATIONS [FR]

Resumen de: WO2020140249A1

A solid fuel package and a solid fuel supply system comprising the solid fuel package. The solid fuel package comprises a container, wherein the container comprises an inlet for a solvent, chambers, a filter and an outlet for a fuel solution in sequence, wherein the number of the chambers is n, n is an integer equal to or greater than 2, an electrolyte is located in Chamber 1 to Chamber n-m which are connected with each other in series, and a solid fuel is located in Chamber n-m+1 to Chamber n which are connected with each other in series, wherein m is an integer, and 1≤m≤n-1.

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