|1.||WO||WO/2013/177707 - FUEL PROCESSOR WITH A FLOATING CATALYST||05.12.2013||
|PCT/CA2013/050412||DANA CANADA CORPORATION||VANDERWEES, Doug|
A fuel processor with a floating catalyst has a reactant gas passage and a product gas passage separated by a separating wall which is fixed at one end and free at the other end, to permit differential thermal expansion. The catalyst is received inside the separating wall proximate to the free end. An outer wall at least partially surrounds the separating wall and the fixed end of the separating wall may be joined to the outer wall. The fuel processor may comprise a plurality of concentric tubes, and may include a third tube located inside the separator wall. The gas passages are provided with gas permeable support structures such as turbulizers or fins which support the separating wall relative to the outer wall, but the support structures are bonded to only one tube in order to permit differential thermal expansion of the walls.
|2.||WO||WO/2013/178430 - PRE-REFORMING OF SULFUR-CONTAINING FUELS TO PRODUCE SYNGAS FOR USE IN FUEL CELL SYSTEMS||05.12.2013||
|PCT/EP2013/059356||TOPSØE FUEL CELL A/S||ROSTRUP-NIELSEN, Thomas|
A method for the processing of hydrocarbon fuels by pre-reforming to produce an anode feed gas for use in connection with a fuel cell system comprises the steps of treating the hydrocarbon fuel with steam, with steam and hydrogen or with syngas, or with combinations thereof in a pre-reformer (R1) to convert the fuel to syngas and removing at least a portion of the sulfur species from the fuel, feeding the syngas to the anode inlet of a fuel cell system (FC1) and optionally recirculating a split of the anode off-gas from the fuel cell system, to the inlet of the pre-reformer (R1), suitably via a heat exchanger (E2) and a recycle blower (B1).
|3.||WO||WO/2013/178536 - END PLATE FOR A FUEL CELL AND FUEL CELL WITH SUCH AN END PLATE||05.12.2013||
|PCT/EP2013/060685||VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT||ANDREAS-SCHOTT, Benno|
The invention relates to an end plate (16) with two main surfaces (28, 30) for a fuel cell stack (12) of a fuel cell (10), said stack being pressed together by means of tensile elements (18). The endplate (16) comprises: - a main body (34) made of a material comprising or consisting of a plastic; - a supporting structure (32) connected to or embedded in said main body (34) comprising - a plurality of ribs (40), which extend between and perpendicular to the two main surfaces (28, 30) of the end plate (16) and - moulded elements (42) to pass the forces that can be applied by the tensile elements (18) into the supporting structure (32), wherein the moulded elements (42) are arranged on secondary surfaces (50) of the end plate (16) and on end sections of the ribs (40) and are connected with the ribs (40).
|4.||WO||WO/2013/178911 - COMPACT ELECTRIC CURRENT GENERATOR COMPRISING A FUEL CELL AND A BUILT-IN HYDROGEN SOURCE||05.12.2013||
The invention concerns an electric current generator (40) comprising a fuel cell (41) and a dihydrogen generating cartridge (42) containing, in a main tank (70), a hydride. The fuel cell (41) comprises means (50, 60, 62) for concentrating the heat produced, during the production of electric current, into the main tank (70). This then results in the heating of the hydride, which generates the dihydrogen used to make the fuel cell operate.
|5.||WO||WO/2013/178988 - FUEL CELL PLATE ASSEMBLIES||05.12.2013||
|PCT/GB2013/051312||INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED||HOOD, Peter David|
A fuel cell plate assembly (400) comprising: a bipolar plate (102) having a port (104) for receiving a fluid; a fluid diffusion layer (210); and an electrode defining an active area (105). The fluid diffusion layer is configured to communicate a fluid received at the port (104) to the active area (105).
|6.||WO||WO/2013/178989 - A BIPOLAR PLATE FOR A FUEL CELL||05.12.2013||
|PCT/GB2013/051313||INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED||HOOD, Peter David|
A bipolar plate for a fuel cell, the bipolar plate comprising an anode sheet defining an anode surface and a cathode sheet defining a cathode surface. A cavity is defined between the anode sheet and the cathode sheet. One or more openings are provided in the cathode sheet and extend between the cathode surface and the cavity. The cavity is configured to receive coolant/oxidant for cooling the anode and cathode sheets and also provide at least a portion of the coolant/oxidant to the exterior of the cathode sheet through the one or more openings.
|7.||WO||WO/2013/179008 - FUEL CELL STACK AND A METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A FUEL CELL STACK||05.12.2013||
|PCT/GB2013/051380||INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED||HOOD, Peter David|
A fuel cell stack (100) comprising a plurality of fuel cell assemblies (102) adjacent to one another. The fuel cell assemblies each comprise an extended portion (104, 106, 108) having an aperture (110, 112, 114) therein. The aperture (110, 112, 114) is configured to provide a fluid connection to a fluid flow channel of the fuel cell assembly (102). The fuel cell stack (100) also comprises a clip (120, 122, 124) located over and around at least part of the extended portions (104, 106, 108) of the plurality of the fuel cell assemblies (102). The clip (120, 122, 124) is configured to resist outward expansion of the extended portions (104, 106, 108).
|8.||WO||WO/2013/178987 - FUEL CELL ASSEMBLIES AND CORRESPONDING METHODS OF ASSEMBLING||05.12.2013||
|PCT/GB2013/051309||INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITED||HOOD, Peter David|
A method of assembling a fuel cell plate assembly, the method comprising: placing a bipolar plate on a build point platform (1602); placing a prefabricated first fluid diffusion layer on, and in alignment with, the bipolar plate (1606); dispensing a first track of adhesive adjacent both the bipolar plate and a peripheral edge of the first fluid diffusion layer (1610); and placing a prefabricated ΜEΑ and second fluid diffusion layer in sealing engagement with the first track of adhesive and thereby forming a seal between the bipolar plate, the peripheral edge of the first fluid diffusion layer and the ΜEΑ and second fluid diffusion layer (1612) wherein the method comprises lowering the build point platform (1604, 1608) before or after any or all of the placing or dispensing steps (1302, 1606, 1610, 1612).
|9.||WO||WO/2013/179068 - METHOD OF FORMING SILICON||05.12.2013||
|PCT/GB2013/051472||NEXEON LIMITED||CANHAM, Leigh|
A method of forming a particulate material comprising silicon, the method comprising the step of reducing a particulate starting material comprising silica-containing particles having an aspect ratio of at least 3 : 1 and a smallest dimension of less than 15 microns, or reducing a particulate starting material comprising silica-containing particles comprising a plurality of elongate structural elements, each elongate structural element having an aspect ratio of at least 3 : 1 and a smallest dimension of less than 15 microns.
|10.||WO||WO/2013/179599 - POWER-GENERATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME, AND STORAGE-CELL SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME||05.12.2013||
|PCT/JP2013/003144||PANASONIC CORPORATION||TOYA, Shoichi|
A power-generation system (100) for outputting generated power to a load is equipped with: a power-generation unit (140) for generating power; an input unit for receiving a supply of power from a storage-cell system (200), and connected in an attachable/detachable manner to the storage-cell system (200); an output unit for supplying power to the storage-cell system (200), and connected in an attachable/detachable manner to the storage-cell system (200); and a control unit (150) for supplying power generated by the power-generation unit (140) to the storage-cell system (200), when power supplied from the storage-cell system (200) connected to the input unit causes the power-generation unit (140) to operate, and the storage-cell system (200) is connected to the output unit.