methanol reformer with battery to optimize dynamic performance

methanol reformer with battery to optimize dynamic performance

engineering research technologies, generation materials The systems ECEC power include focal Siemens Westinghouse of new cutting-edge devic...

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engineering

research

technologies, generation materials The

systems

ECEC

power

include

focal

Siemens Westinghouse

of new

cutting-edge

devices such as fuel cells Current

research

solid oxide fuel cells for mobile power

of an advanced

generation,

assembly

and portable

on PEM fuel cell systems,

and indirect

development

methanol

of scalable

cells, and CFD

modeling

fuel

study of

fuel cell systems,

direct

methanol

fuel

and optimization

of

fuel cell systems. The

Mallouk

problems

group

in materials

chemistry,

cell electrochemistry. Illinois Institute combinatorial better

is interested

In collaboration

ofTechnology, screening

fuel cell catalysts

several different

in several

including

the

it has developed

methods from

fuel

with

for finding

combinations

for

tubular

more

than

SOFC

small-scale

field

successful

operation

EDB/ELSAM

of

consortium

field

trials

turbine

Kinectrics

in Canada

Technologies),

Siemens Westinghouse

Power Corp.

http://www.pg.siemens.com/en/fuelcells

hybrid

of

300

kWe

are

(formerly

hybrid

planned

Ontario

for Power

and Edison

SpA in Italy, leading

to larger,

Baden-Wiirttemburg

of the tubular

1 MWe

hybrid

SOFC

in

technology

development

to

of products

assist

and

companies

on

generation

industry,

It is also intended

exchange

the of based

to foster

between

potential

applications

to

in

applications

to the power generation

information

by

businesses

efforts

on this technology.

developed

(q.v.). It helps companies

energy-related their

to

and commercialization

Siemens Westinghouse

coordinate

self-

organization

interested

distributed

power

for commercial

SOFC

products.

in

and at the US EPA’s Environmental

Science Center The

University

in 2003.

company

commercial

orders

expects

to

for SOFC

start

power

early as next year, with first deliveries These

at the

as an independent,

self-financed

the development

interest

in Germany

Energie

foster

and

engaged

system

Center

systems Germany

years’

in the Netherlands, turbine

systems

RWE

for

of

Irvine.

market-entry

products

generation

power and cogeneration

1310 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

to two

Fuel Cell Research

SOFC/gas

distributed

elements.

leading

of California,

Further

a number

Email: [email protected] SOCA was established governing

of a 100 kWe system for the

and a 200 kWe SOFClgas University

Its large-scale

has seen

trials,

Siemens

solid oxide fuel

40 years.

design

Fax: +I 412 256 1310

Westinghouse,

by German-based

in 1998 - has been developing

at the National

development

membrane-electrode

facility for automotive

cells, research

for

- formerly

until it was acquired cells

point

on

batteries.

and stationary

direct

a

research

advanced

(MEA)

and electrosynthesis

provides

electrochemical

projects

electrochemical

such as metal alloys or oxide fiIms.

multidisciplinary

and

on

such as the design of fuel cell power

will

taking plants

as

in 2004. serve

the

segment

of the electric

markets

from 300 kWe

of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemical Engineering 311 A Towne Building, 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6393. Tel: +I 215 898 8351 Fax: +I 215 573 2093 http://www.seas.upenn.edu/cheme Contad

Professor Raymond J. Gorte

to 5 MWe.

Tel: +I 215 898 4439

SOFC Commercialization

Ongoing

research for

Email: [email protected]

Association

includes

work

Manager SCFC Business Development Chris Forbes

1310 Beulah Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Tel: +I 412 256 2022

http://www.pg.siemens.com/en/fuelcells/association

hydrocarbon

fuels,

Fax: +l 412 256 1233

Contact:Walter

alternative

to

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +I 412 256 2417

technologies.

Patents

Coolant with rust preventive, and method for encapsulating coolant

Applicant: Ballard Power Systems, Canada

G. Parker

direct

oxidation

on SOFC

anodes

which

could

hydrogen-based

of

dry

provide

an

fuel-cell

Patent number: WO 01124296

Applicant: Toyota, Japao

Improved start-up of vehicle fuel cell without undue delay

Patent number: WO 01123495

Applicant: IFC, USA

Determination concentrations

Patent number: US 6210821

of alcohol in DMFC electrolytes

Fuel cell auxiliary power in internal combustion engine vehicle Applicant: DaimlerChysler,

PEMFC with simple cell fastening for long-term stability and reduced creep Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial, Japan Patent number: US 6210823

Low-CO*, hydrogen-rich gas by pyrolysis and/or steam reforming Applicant: Zentrum

f%r Sonnenenergie-

Wasserstoff-Forschung,

Germany

Patent number: WO 01123302

01123876,

01124297

Germany

Patent number: US 6210822

uod

Applicant: Plug Power, USA Patent number: WO 0 1124299

Applicant: Siemens, Germany Patent numbers: WO 01123874,

Fuel cell system switches between fuel and oxidant supply to anode flow-field plates

SOFC with tubular Ni or Ni alloy anode-side current collector embedded in anode

Supplying fuel cell with liquid media using more economical feed pump

Applicant: Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd, Australia

Applicant: Robert Bosch, Germany

Patent number: WO 01124300

Patent number: WO 01124294

by

Thermal bipolar-exchanger collectors for PEM fuel cells

Hybrid electric vehicle powered SOFC or MCFC/gas microturbine combination

Applicant: Sorapec, France

Applicant: *stone

USA

Patent number: WO 01124295

Patent number:

improved cold-starting and freeze tolerance of PEM fuel cell by purging at shutdown

Fuel cell/methanol reformer with battery to optimize dynamic performance

Turbine Corporation,

US 6213234

Fuel Cells Bulletin No. 36

Events Calendar 30-31 August2001 F-Cells 2001: Commercializing Stationary Applications London, UK

Contact: IQPC Ltd. London, UK.

Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, UK. Tel: +44 1865 843691 Fax: +44 1865 843958 Email: [email protected] http://www,grovefuelcelI.corn

Tel: +44 20 7368 9300 Fax: +44 20 7368 9301 Email: [email protected] http://www.f-cellsnetwork.com

24-26 September2001 5th International Distributed Power Conference

9-14September2001 Hypothesis IV: International Symposium on Hydrogen Power, Theoretical & Engineering Solutions

Contact: Intertech,

Portland, ME, USA. Tel: +I 207 781 9623 Fax: +I 207 781 2150 Email: [email protected] corn http://www.intertechusa.com

Stralsund,

1-4 October2001 Automotive & Transportation Technology Congress & Expo

Germany

Contact: Hypothesis

IV, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Fachhochschule Stralsund, Zur Schwedenschanze 15, D-l 8435 Stralsund, Germany. Tel: +49 3831 456 811 or 703 Fax: +49 3831 456 687 Email: hypothesisQfh-straIsund.de http://www.hypothesis.de

11-13 September2001 7th Grove Fuel Cell Symposium London, UK Contact: Sarah Wilkinson, 7th Grove Fuel Cell Symposium, Elsevier Science Ltd. The Boulevard, Langford Lane,

Chicago,

Barcelona,

Illinois, USA

Spain

Contact: ATTCongress & Exposition, Epsom, Surrey, UK. Tel: +44 1372 720620 Fax: +44 1372 720101 Email: [email protected] http://www.attce,com

IO-II October2001 Fuel Cell Dynamics 2001 New York City, USA

Contact: Allied Business Intelligence Inc, Oyster Bay, NY, USA.

Tel:+1 5166243113 Fax:+1 5166243115 Email: [email protected] http://www.alliedworId.com/energy

21-24 October2001 18th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, EVS-18 Berlin, Germany Contact: Nikolai Kretzschmar, Technical University Berlin Service GmbH, Steinplatz I, D-l 0623 Berlin, Germany. Tel:+493031421457 Fax: +49 30 314 24098 Email: [email protected] http:llevsl8.tu-berlin.de

22-23 October2001 Conference on Fuel Cells for Portable Devices San Francisco, California,

USA Quality & Productivity Center, Little Falls, NJ, USA. Tel: +I 973 256 0211 Fax: +I 973 256 0205 Email: [email protected] http://www.f-celIsnetwork.com/ NA-1660-01

Contact: International

31 October-2November2001 F-Cells Week: 3rd Annual International Conference

Applicant: Volkswagen, Germany

Applicant: Hoechst, Germany

Patent number: US 6214484

Patent

London, UK Contact: IQPC Ltd, London, UK. Tel: +44 20 7368 9333 Fax: +44 20 7368 9303 Email: enquireQiqpc.co.uk http:llwww.f-cellsnetwork.com

27-28 November2001 The Businessof Fuel Cells for Stationary Applications Europe 2001 Conference Brussels, Belgium

Contact: James Burnham, Eyeforfuelcells, 45 Whitechapel Road, Black Lion House, London El 1 DU, UK. Tel: +44 20 7375 7500 Fax: +44 20 7375 7511 Email: [email protected] http:l/www.eyeforfuelceIIs.com

6-7 December2001 5AE TOPTECTopical Technical Symposium on Fuel Cells Long Beach, California,

USA

Contact: Society of Automotive Engineers, (ID#2002TT05-ww), 400 Commonwealth Drive, Warrendale, PA 15096-0001, USA. Tel: +I 724 776 4841 Fax: +I 724 776 0790 Emall: [email protected] https://shop,sae.org/calendar/toptecs.htm

System and method for optimizing fuel cell stack purge cycles

number: US 6214891

Applicant: IdaTech, USA

Direct electrochemical oxidation hydrocarbons in SOFCs

of

Applicant: Northwestern University, USA Patent number: US 6214485

Fuel cell with battery for stable load output under dynamic conditions Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial,

Japan Simple fuel cell with enhanced temperature control and humidification Patent number: US 62 14486

Applicant: Ballard Power Systems,

system

Canada

Applicant: Motorola, USA Patent number: US 6214487

Patent number: WO

Producing plate-shaped electrode or matrix plate for hightemperature fuel cell Applicant: ECN, The Netherlands

Oll25140

Sulfonated polyimides membranes

Graphite foam for PEM fuel cell bipolar plates Patent number: US 6217800

Fuel cell power generation with autothermal reformer

sensors for

01126173

Applicant: SGL Technic, USA

Patent number: US 6215272

Applicant: Honda, Japan

MEA with integral monitoring

Patent number: WO

Patent number: US 6217812

for fuel cell

Making straight ceramic inner air-electrode tubes for SOFCs

Applicant: Commissariat a 1’Energie

Polymer electrolyte membrane from sulfonated, aromatic polyether ketone

Applicant: Siemens Westinghouse Power

Atomique, prance

Corporation, USA

Applicant: Hoe&t,

Current collector to support electrode against stack compression

PEM fuel cell power system with discrete self-humidifying fuel cell modules

Applicant: Allen Engineering Co, USA

Applicant: Avista Labs, USA

Patent number: WO

Patent number: US 6218035

Germany

Patent number: US 6214488

Cation-exchange PEM with enhanced catalytically active area

Fuel Cells Bulletin

No. 36

Patent number: WO

01125312

01126172

Patent number: US 6217822

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