||WO||WO/2015/010299 - METHOD FOR PREPARING SULFUR-CONTAINING CARBON MATERIAL AND SULFUR-CONTAINING CARBON MATERIAL PREPARED THEREWITH||29.01.2015||
||PCT/CN2013/080109||CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM-BEIJING||NING, Guoqing|
A method for preparing a sulfur-containing carbon material is provided, which comprises: using a carbon material and sulfate and/or sulfite as raw materials; performing solid phase mixing or liquid phase dip method to obtain a compound of the carbon material and the sulfate and/or sulfite; and calcining the compound to obtain a sulfur-containing carbon material. By means of the method, post processing may be performed on the existing carbon material to implement sulfur doping, so as to prepare different types of sulfur-containing carbon materials.
||WO||WO/2015/011790 - FUEL CELL POWER GENERATION SYSTEM||29.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2013/069974||HITACHI, LTD.||MIZUKAMI Takaaki|
The purpose of the invention is to provide a fuel cell
power generation system having a high power generation efficiency, in which the system can be operated at high temperature even if an electrolyte membrane having low methanol and water crossover is used and the amount of water necessary for generating power can be recovered even if temperature and the amount of power generation change. The fuel cell
power generation system of the present invention comprises: a fuel cell
stack; a fuel supply line for supplying a liquid fuel to the fuel cell
stack; a fuel recovery line for recovering the exhaust fuel exhausted from the fuel cell
stack into a fuel tank; a condensation means for cooling an oxidant gas supply line for supplying an oxidant gas to the fuel cell
stack and the cathode exhaust gas exhausted from the fuel cell
stack to condense moisture; and a water recovery line for recovering the moisture condensed by the condensation means into the fuel tank. The condensation means includes: a first heat exchanger for exchanging heat with the cathode exhaust gas, using the oxidant gas as a refrigerant; and an adjustment means for adjusting the amount of moisture condensed by the condensation means independently of the amount of the oxidant gas supplied to the fuel cell
||WO||WO/2015/011989 - FUEL CELL PRODUCTION METHOD AND FUEL CELL||29.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2014/064628||NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.||HUKUYAMA, Yosuke|
[Problem] To provide a production method for a fuel cell
that increases the load that raised pieces of a deformation absorption member can receive from a separator unit. [Solution] A deformation absorption member (20) that is used in a production method for a fuel cell
(1) is provided with: a thin plate substrate (21) that is arranged between an anode-side separator (11) and a cathode-side separator (12); and a plurality of raised pieces (22) that are provided in a grid pattern and that rise from one surface (21a) of the substrate. In an arrangement step, extended sections (free end sections (22b)) that extend from the base ends (fixed end sections (22a)) of the plurality of raised pieces that are arranged on one surface of the substrate are arranged so as to be in contact with the cathode-side separator or the anode-side separator. In a setting step, the interval between the anode-side separator and the cathode-side separator along a stacking direction (X) is set at a range in which deformation of the raised pieces exceeds an elastic deformation range and falls within a plastic deformation range, without allowing base ends that move in conjunction with the deformation to come into contact with the cathode-side separator or the anode-side separator.
||WO||WO/2015/011990 - ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE FOR DEFORMATION ABSORPTION MEMBER AND ATTACHMENT METHOD||29.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2014/064629||NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.||HUKUYAMA, Yosuke|
[Problem] To provide an attachment structure for a deformation absorption member that makes it possible to prevent a base end from rising upward while preventing excessive plastic deformation of the base end even when a load is applied to a raised piece of the deformation absorption member. [Solution] An attachment structure for a deformation absorption member (20) is arranged for use between an anode-side separator (11) and a cathode-side separator (12). The deformation absorption member is provided with raised pieces (22) and a joining section (23). The raised pieces are provided in a grid pattern and rise from one surface (21a) of a substrate (21), and extended sections that extend from the base ends of the raised pieces are brought into contact with the cathode-side separator. The joining section is formed so as to be partially joined to the anode-side separator between the base end of one raised piece (22M) and the base end of another raised piece (22N) that is adjacent to the one raised piece (22M) in a direction (Z) that intersects a direction (Y) that follows the one raised piece from the base end to the extended section side thereof.
||WO||WO/2015/010828 - AIR ELECTRODE SINTERING OF TEMPORARILY SEALED METAL-SUPPORTED SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS||29.01.2015||
||PCT/EP2014/062499||TOPSØE FUEL CELL A/S||MCKENNA, Brandon John|
The invention concerns a process for sintering the air electrode of a temporarily sealed metal-supported solid oxide fuel cell
(SOFC) or solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC), whereby the air electrode layer can be sintered prior to stack conditioning. This way the metal-supported cells will not need to be subjected to high temperatures, i.e. temperatures above 800°C or even above 700°C. Therefore they never become soft, and they have a substantially lower risk of being damaged due to high compressive forces. Thus they will also have less leakage and risk of oxidation damage.
||WO||WO/2015/010818 - EXHAUST AIR GUIDE OF A FUEL CELL STACK IN A MOTOR VEHICLE||29.01.2015||
||PCT/EP2014/061761||BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT||HAASE, Stefan|
The invention relates to the exhaust air guide of a fuel cell
stack, in particular in a motor vehicle, with a cooling device which belongs to the functional environment of the fuel cell
stack and is in the form of a cooler structure through which ambient air flows, wherein at least some of the exhaust air of the fuel cell
stack is guided into the cooler structure or behind the cooler structure, as viewed in the direction of flow of the ambient air through the cooler structure, to such an extent that, at the cooler structure, said exhaust air flow brings about an increase in the mass flow of the ambient air through the cooler structure in accordance with the jet pump principle or, at the cooler structure, said exhaust air flow, in accordance with the jet pump principle, brings about a pressure difference conveying at least a portion of the ambient air through the cooler structure.
||WO||WO/2015/013712 - METHOD OF COMPRESSING FUEL CELL ELECTRODES, RESULTANT FUEL CELL, AND A HOUSING FOR THE FUEL CELL WHICH UTILIZES ELECTROLYTE RESERVOIRS||29.01.2015||
||PCT/US2014/048445||ALCOTEK, INC.||WOLF, Kari, R.. Jr.|
An electrode element and fuel cell
and a new method of manufacturing a fuel cell
, particularly for use in a breath alcohol detector. This new element includes a reservoir for extra electrolyte that can allow near perfect capillary action to keep the electrode substrate full of electrolyte for long periods of time, increasing its useful life, especially under harsh conditions. Further, the capillary action need not work through a layer of electrode and can be integrally formed with the electrode element to eliminate or reduce loss due to connective surfaces. Wire connections and arrangements are generally of no concern in this design as the reservoirs for electrolyte connect directly to the substrate and electrolyte does not need to pass through an electrode.
||WO||WO/2015/012372 - HYBRID DEVICE AND HYBRID SYSTEM||29.01.2015||
[Problem] To provide a hybrid device and a hybrid system.
[Solution] A hybrid device (1) according to the present embodiment is provided with an electrolytic cell stack device (2) having an electrolytic cell stack (5) provided with a plurality of electrolytic cells (4) for generating a gas containing hydrogen from a gas containing water vapor, and a fuel cell
stack device (3) having a fuel cell
stack (11) provided with a plurality of fuel cells
(10), and is configured so that at least some of the gas containing hydrogen generated by the electrolytic cell stack device (2) is fed to the fuel cell
stack device (3). A vaporizer (16) for generating the gas containing water vapor to be fed to the electrolytic cell stack device (2) is disposed near the fuel cell
||WO||WO/2015/013207 - POLYMER ELECTROLYTES FOR DENDRITE-FREE ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES HAVING HIGH COULOMBIC EFFICIENCY||29.01.2015||
||PCT/US2014/047467||BATTELL MEMORIAL INSTITUTE||ZHANG, Ji-Guang|
The Coulombic efficiency of metal deposition/stripping can be improved while also preventing dendrite formation and growth by an improved electrolyte composition. The electrolyte composition also reduces the risk of flammability. The electrolyte composition includes a polymer and/or additives to form high quality SEI layers on the anode surface and to prevent further reactions between metal and electrolyte components. The electrolyte composition further includes additives to suppress dendrite growth during charge/discharge processes. The electrolyte composition can also be applied to lithium and other kinds of energy storage devices.
||WO||WO/2015/012078 - ANION-CONDUCTING MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME||29.01.2015||
||PCT/JP2014/067721||NORITAKE CO., LIMITED||ZHANG Peilin|
Provided are an anion-conducting material having a higher ion conductivity than that of conventional materials at a low humidity, and a method for manufacturing the anion-conducting material. According to an anion-conducting material (10) of a first example product, the anion-conducting material (10) comprises a low-regularity layered double hydroxide (22) in which the layered structure of a regular layered double hydroxide (30) is delaminated to increase ion conductivity. Therefore, the ion conductivity is higher than that of an anion-conducting material comprising a regular layered double hydroxide (30) such as the anion-conducting material (10) of a first comparative example product, and a decrease in ion conductivity at low humidity is prevented.