||WO||WO/2014/127460 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWER GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF POWER GENERATORS||28.08.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000128||BOCK, Sam||BOCK, Sam|
A power generation system (1) comprising : a fuel input port for receiving a fuel; a plurality of power generators (4) in fluid communication with the fuel input port, each of the power generators (4) being switchable between an inactive state and an active state, wherein, in the inactive state, the power generators (4) produce substantially no power, and, in the active state, the power generators (4) produce each a respective predetermined substantially fixed power; a controller (2) operatively coupled to the power generators (4) for setting a set of the power generators (4) to the active state and setting all of the power generators (4) not part of the set of the power generators to the inactive state, the controller (2) being configured for selecting which of the power generators (4) are part of the set of the power generators (4) such that the system power is substantially equal to a power requirement.
||WO||WO/2014/126546 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR WITH FUEL GAUGE||21.08.2014||
||PCT/US2013/025657||INTELLIGENT ENERGY, INC.||STIMITS, Jason, L.|
The invention is a hydrogen generator with a fuel gauge and a method of fuel gauging. The hydrogen generator includes a replaceable fuel unit, containing a hydrogen-containing material (fuel) that can release hydrogen gas when heated and whose thermal conductivity is related to a quantity of releasable hydrogen contained therein, and a fuel gauge including a heat source and a temperature sensor adjacent to the fuel unit and a controller for determining a fuel level value based on a measured temperature. The temperature is measured at a pre-established time after activating the heat source, and the measured temperature is compared to a predetermined relationship between the measured temperature and a releasable hydrogen content in the fuel at the pre-established time. An output signal is provided (e.g., to a visible display, an audible signal or a controller).
||WO||WO/2014/126567 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR WITH LOCKING DOOR||21.08.2014||
||PCT/US2013/026100||INTELLIGENT ENERGY, INC.||BARTON, Russell, H.|
Disclosed is a hydrogen generator with a door that can be opened to replace a fuel unit and closed to seal the door. A lock responds directly to pressure within the chamber to prevent opening when the pressure exceeds a threshold value. The lock includes a locking member with a lug that engages a retainer to seal the door when the door is locked and is disengaged from the retainer when the door is unlocked. An opening mechanism moves the locking member to lock and unlock the door. A movable key is engaged with the opening mechanism and the locking member when the pressure in the chamber is at or below the threshold value and disengaged from one of the opening mechanism and the locking member by an actuator (e.g., a flexible diaphragm) so the door cannot be unlocked and opened when the pressure is above the threshold value.
||WO||WO/2014/124102 - HYDROGEN DISPENSER TEST APPARATUS AND METHOD||14.08.2014||
||PCT/US2014/015038||CANADIAN STANDARDS ASSOCIATION GROUP||LOEWENTHAL, Kenneth A.|
An apparatus and a method for testing a hydrogen dispenser is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first tank, a supply channel fluidly coupled to the first tank, the supply channel configured to be fluidly coupled to the hydrogen dispenser, a backpressure system fluidly coupled to the first tank, and a controller operatively coupled to the backpressure system. The controller is configured to receive a target fill profile, and control the backpressure system to effect a fill profile according to the target fill profile.
||WO||WO/2014/118846 - ALLOY POWDER FOR ELECTRODE, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR ALKALI STORAGE BATTERY USING SAME, AND ALKALI STORAGE BATTERY||07.08.2014||
||PCT/JP2013/007167||PANASONIC CORPORATION||OHYAMA, Hideaki|
Provided is an alloy powder for an electrode, said alloy powder being capable of imparting both an excellent discharge characteristic and a long life characteristic in an alkali storage battery. The alloy powder for an electrode includes a hydrogen
, and the hydrogen
includes element (L), Mg, Ni, Al, and element (Ma). Element (L) is at least one element (excluding Y) selected from the group consisting of a group 3 element and a group 4 element of the periodic table. Element (Ma) is at least two elements selected from the group consisting of Ge, Y, and Sn. The molar ratio (x) of Mg which accounts for the total of element (L) and Mg is 0.008≤x≤0.54, the molar ratio (y) of Ni in relation to the total of element (L) and Mg is 1.6≤y≤4, the molar ratio (α) of Al in relation to the total of element (L) and Mg is 0.008≤α≤0.32, and the molar ratio (β) of element (Ma) in relation to the total of element (L) and Mg is 0.01≤β≤0.12.
||WO||WO/2014/113880 - HYDROGEN PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USING SAME||31.07.2014||
||PCT/CA2014/000056||CLEAN WAVE ENERGY CORP||MACRAE, Gavin|
The present invention is directed to hydrogen production systems and methods of using same. The systems support a hydrogen production reaction that comprises aluminum and a catalyst or wool and van produce hydrogen on-demand. The hydrogen and the heat produced by the systems can be used for many applications, including to power vehicles, heat homes, or power electricity-producing power plants.
||EP||2759515 - METHOD FOR HYDROGEN OCCLUSION||30.07.2014||
||12848678||ATSUMITEC KK||UCHIYAMA NAOKI|
A hydrogen storage
method is provided which enables a hydrogen storage alloy
to store hydrogen
up to a maximum hydrogen storage
amount thereof in excess of a generally known theoretical value. In a hydrogenation step, a hydrogen storage
ratio calculated as an atomic weight ratio between hydrogen and the hydrogen storage alloy
is obtained beforehand as a theoretical value, a pressure at which the hydrogen storage alloy
up to the theoretical value is set as a first pressure value, a pressure value ten or more times greater than the first pressure value is set as a second pressure value, and pressure is increased up to the second pressure value. In a dehydrogenation step, the pressure is decreased from the second pressure value to or below the first pressure value. The hydrogenation step and the dehydrogenation step are repeatedly executed.
||US||20140193320 - USE OF TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE AS RISK MITIGANT FOR METAL AMIDE HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS||10.07.2014||
||13737131||Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC||CORTES-CONCEPCION JOSE A.|
A process in a resulting product of the process in which a hydrogen storage metal amide is modified by a ball milling process using an additive of TPP. The resulting product provides for a hydrogen storage metal amide having a coating that renders the hydrogen storage metal amide resistant to air, ambient moisture, and liquid water while improving useful hydrogen storage and release kinetics.
||WO||WO/2014/107732 - METAL HYDRIDE ALLOY||10.07.2014||
||PCT/US2014/010519||OVONIC BATTERY COMPANY, INC.||YOUNG, Kwo-Hsiung|
The performance of an ABx type metal hydride alloy is improved by adding an element to the alloy which element is operative to enhance the surface area morphology of the alloy. The alloy may include surface regions of differing morphologies.
||EP||2752389 - Reactor for dehydrogenation of organic compound, hydrogen production apparatus, and hydrogen production process||09.07.2014||
||14001222||JX NIPPON OIL & ENERGY CORP||KOBORI YOSHIHIRO|
Provided are a hydrogen production process and a reactor for dehydrogenation whereby it is possible to mix hydrogen with a raw material for a dehydrogenation reaction easily and simply and suppress a reduction in the performance of a dehydrogenation reaction catalyst when hydrogen is produced by combining the dehydrogenation reaction of organic hydrides or the like with a hydrogen separation membrane. The hydrogen production apparatus comprising a reactant container into which an organic compound which releases hydrogen in the presence of a dehydrogenation catalyst is to be introduced; a flow-type reactor which is connected to the reactant container and contains a dehydrogenation catalyst; a product container which is connected to the reactor and located at the opposite side of the reactant container across the reactor; a hydrogen container which is adjacent to both of the reactant container and the product container; a first hydrogen separation membrane which separates a space in the hydrogen container from a space in the product container; and a second hydrogen separation membrane which separates a space in the hydrogen container from a space in the reactant container.