||WO||WO/2014/036036 - HYDROGEN GENERATION ASSEMBLIES||06.03.2014||
||PCT/US2013/056908||EDLUND, David, J.||EDLUND, David, J.|
Hydrogen generation assemblies and their components are disclosed. In some embodiments, the assemblies may include a pump controller configured to select a flowrate from a plurality of flowrates based on detected pressure, and to operate the pump at the selected flowrate. In some embodiments, the assemblies may include a purge valve assembly configured to allow at least one pressurized gas to flow through a purge conduit from a pressurized gas assembly to a fuel processing assembly when power to the fuel processing assembly is interrupted. In some embodiments, the assemblies may include a damper controller configured to move a damper between fully open and closed positions based, at least in part, on detected temperature in a hydrogen-producing region. In some embodiments, the assemblies may include a reformer controller configured to operate a fuel processing assembly between run and standby modes based, at least in part, on detected pressure.
||EP||2701227 - Thin separation membrane||26.02.2014||
||13005452||UNIV DENMARK TECH DTU||LARSEN PETER HALVOR|
The present invention relates to a thin separation membrane, comprising at least a porous anode layer, a membrane layer comprising a mixed conducting material and a porous cathode layer, wherein the anode layer and the cathode layer comprise the mixed conducting material and a catalyst material, and wherein the overall thickness of the thin separation membrane is about 150 µm or less.
||US||20140050999 - Flow Battery And Regeneration System||20.02.2014||
||13969597||Ftorion, Inc.||Tolmachev Yuriy Viacheslavovich|
Methods for generating electric power and a discharge fluid from an oxidant and a reducer using a discharge system, and regenerating an oxidant and/or the reducer from the discharge fluid using a regeneration system are provided. A discharge unit of the discharge system generates electric power and the discharge fluid by transferring electrons from a positive electrode of a 5-layer electrolyte-electrode assembly (5EEA) to an aqueous multi-electron oxidant (AMO) and from a reducer to a negative electrode of the 5EEA. The regeneration system neutralizes the discharge fluid to produce a salt form of the discharge fluid. The regeneration system electrolyzes the salt form of the discharge fluid into an intermediate oxidant in an electrolysis-disproportionation reactor and releases the reducer, while producing the AMO by disproportionating the intermediate oxidant. The regeneration system converts a salt form of the AMO into an acid form of the AMO in an ion exchange reactor.
||US||20140050996 - HYDROGEN GENERATOR, FUEL CELL SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF OPERATING HYDROGEN GENERATOR||20.02.2014||
||14114186||Tamura Yoshio||Tamura Yoshio|
A hydrogen generator (100) includes: a reformer (1) configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas by a reforming reaction using a material gas; a hydro-desulfurizer (2) configured to remove a sulfur compound in the material gas; a recycled gas passage (9) through which the hydrogen-containing gas added to the material gas before the material gas flows into the hydro-desulfurizer (2) flows; a first on-off valve (3) disposed on the recycled gas passage (9); a material gas passage through which the material gas supplied to the reformer (1) flows; a second on-off valve (5) disposed on a portion of the material gas passage, the portion being located downstream of a connection portion where the material gas passage and the recycled gas passage (9) are connected to each other; and a controller (6) configured to open the first on-off valve (3) after the generation stop of the hydrogen-containing gas to supply the material gas to the recycled gas passage (9), and the controller (6) closes the second on-off valve (5) when it opens the first on-off valve (3).
||WO||WO/2014/028281 - B-ALKYL-SUBSTITUTED AMMONIA BORANES||20.02.2014||
||PCT/US2013/053914||STATE OF OREGON ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON||LIU, Shih-Yuan|
A compound having a structure of the formula (I) wherein R1 is selected from H or an optionally-substituted alkyl; and R2 is an optionally-substituted alkyl.
||EP||2695855 - Hydrogen generator||12.02.2014||
||12005748||EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH||GODULA-JOPEK AGATA|
The present invention relates to the generation of hydrogen. In order to provide a hydrogen generator with an increased an improved bandwidth of use, i.e. a hydrogen generator with an increased usability range, a hydrogen generator (10) for providing hydrogen from a suspension is described, comprising at least one housing (12) enclosing a generator volume (14) comprising a primary reaction volume (16) for providing a reaction mixture and a collection volume (18) for capturing hydrogen emitting from the reaction volume, a first plurality of first inlets (20) for injecting a first liquid with a first part of a reaction mixture into the reaction volume; wherein the first liquid is a suspension comprising silicone oil, a second plurality of second inlets (22) for injecting a second liquid with a second part of the reaction mixture into the reaction volume, wherein the second liquid comprises water, and wherein the first and the second part of the reaction mixture are configured for reacting in a chemical reaction to generate hydrogen, and a barrier (24) between the reaction volume and the collection volume. The barrier is adaptable in its position to provide different ratio of reaction volume to collection volume. The barrier is permeable to gaseous hydrogen, and the barrier provides at least a barrier function to water steam.
||EP||2695853 - Portable hydrogen generator||12.02.2014||
||12461536||EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH||GODULA-JOPEK AGATA|
The present invention is directed to a portable hydrogen generating reactor as well as the use of a portable hydrogen generating reactor for generating hydrogen.
||EP||2695852 - Hydrogen generation from sodium borohydride||12.02.2014||
||12461535||EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH||GODULA-JOPEK AGATA|
The present invention is directed to a method for generating hydrogen from sodium borohydride as well as a sodium borohydride-containing suspension and the use of sodium borohydride particles having a mean particle size d 50 of from 1 to 250 nm for generating hydrogen.
||EP||2695851 - Hydrogen generation from ammonia borane||12.02.2014||
||12005747||EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH||GODULA-JOPEK AGATA|
The present invention is directed to a method for generating hydrogen from ammonia borane as well as an ammonia borane-containing suspension and the use of ammonia borane particles having a mean particle size d 50 of from 1 to 1 000 nm for generating hydrogen.
||US||20140030583 - NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE SECONDARY CELL AND NEGATIVE ELECTRODE THEREFOR||30.01.2014||
||13945824||FDK TWICELL CO., Ltd.||Kai Takuya|
A nickel-metal hydride secondary cell holds therein an electrode group and an alkaline electrolyte solution containing NaOH as a main constituent of its solute. The electrode group has positive and negative electrodes lapped one over the other with a separator therebetween. The negative electrode contains a hydrogen absorbing alloy having a composition represented by the general formula: (RE1-xTx)1-yMgyNiz-aAla (where RE is at least one element selected from among Y, Sc and rare-earth elements, T is at least one element selected from among Zr, V and Ca, and subscripts x, y, z and a are values respectively satisfying 0≦x, 0.05≦y≦0.35, 2.8≦z≦3.9, and 0.10≦a≦0.25), the hydrogen absorbing alloy has a crystal structure in which an AB2 subunit and an AB5 subunit are superimposed one upon the other, and Cr is substituted for part of the Ni.