20160248086 Electrode Material for Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Secondary Battery, and Electrode for Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Secondary Battery and Non-Aqueous Electrolyte Secondary Battery Using the Same||US||25.08.2016|
||15027990||NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.||Yasuhiko Ohsawa|
A core-shell-type electrode material is used as an electrode active material layer of a non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery, the core-shell-type electrode material having a core part including an electrode active material and a shell part in which a conductive material is contained in a base material formed by a gel-forming polymer having a tensile elongation at break of 10% or more in a gel state.
20160248098 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY USING NANO-ENGINEERED POROUS NETWORK MATERIALS||US||25.08.2016|
||15130386||QUSWAMI, INC.||Jawahar GIDWANI|
An energy conversion device for conversion of chemical energy into electricity. The energy conversion device has a first and second electrode. A substrate is present that has a porous semiconductor or dielectric layer placed thereover. The porous semiconductor or dielectric layer can be a nano-engineered structure. A porous catalyst material is placed on at least a portion of the porous semiconductor or dielectric layer such that at least some of the porous catalyst material enters the nano-engineered structure of the porous semiconductor or dielectric layer, thereby forming an intertwining region.
20160248099 OXYGEN REDUCTION CATALYSTS||US||25.08.2016|
||15026004||IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMITED||Anthony Robert John Kucernak|
The present invention relates to a method for preparing a catalyst which can be used to catalyse the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The invention also provides a catalyst obtained from the method and its use as an electrode, for example, in a galvanic cell, an electrolytic cell or an oxygen sensor.
20160248101 ELECTRODE CATALYST MATERIAL, FUEL CELL ELECTRODE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING ELECTRODE CATALYST MATERIAL, AND FUEL CELL||US||25.08.2016|
||14913395||SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.||Chihiro HIRAIWA|
Provided is an electrode catalyst material that has an increased reduction rate of a nickel catalyst and thus an improved catalytic function in a fuel cell. The electrode catalyst material for fuel cells contains nickel oxide and cobalt oxide. The electrode catalyst material contains a cobalt metal component in an amount of 2 to 15 mass % with respect to the total mass of a nickel metal component and the cobalt metal component.
20160248102 Nanofibrous Electrocatalysts||US||25.08.2016|
||15144650||UChicago Argonne, LLC||Di Jia Liu|
A nanofibrous catalyst and method of manufacture. A precursor solution of a transition metal based material is formed into a plurality of interconnected nanofibers by electro-spinning the precursor solution with the nanofibers converted to a catalytically active material by a heat treatment. Selected subsequent treatments can enhance catalytic activity.
20160248109 DRIVEN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL FOR ELECTROLYTE STATE OF CHARGE BALANCE IN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES||US||25.08.2016|
||15027229||LOCKHEED MARTIN ADVANCED ENERGY STORAGE, LLC||Arthur J. ESSWEIN|
The invention concerns redox flow batteries comprising one or more electrochemical cells in fluid contact with an electrochemical balancing cell, the balancing cell comprising: (i) a first electrode comprising a gas diffusion electrode and the first electrode comprising a hydrogen oxidation catalyst, wherein the first electrode being maintained at a potential more positive than the thermodynamic potential for hydrogen evolution; (ii) a second electrode, the second electrode contacting negative electrolyte, and the second electrode being maintained at a potential sufficiently negative to reduce the negative electrolyte; (iii) a membrane dis posed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, the membrane suitable to allow hydrogen cations to flow from the membrane to the negative electrolyte; and (iv) a means for contacting hydrogen with the first electrode.
20160248110 POWER PRODUCING GAS SEPARATION SYSTEM AND METHOD||US||25.08.2016|
||14631239||FUELCELL ENERGY, INC.||Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh|
A power producing system adapted to be integrated with a flue gas generating assembly, the flue gas generating assembly including one or more of a fossil fueled installation, a fossil fueled facility, a fossil fueled device, a fossil fueled power plant, a boiler, a combustor, a furnace and a kiln in a cement factory, and the power producing system utilizing flue gas containing carbon dioxide and oxygen output by the flue gas generating assembly and comprising: a fuel cell comprising an anode section and a cathode section, wherein inlet oxidant gas to the cathode section of the fuel cell contains the flue gas output from the flue gas generating assembly; and a gas separation assembly receiving anode exhaust output from the anode section of the fuel cell and including a chiller assembly for cooling the anode exhaust to a predetermined temperature so as to liquefy carbon dioxide in the anode exhaust, wherein waste heat produced by the fuel cell is utilized to drive the chiller assembly.
20160248114 QUINONE AND HYDROQUINONE BASED FLOW BATTERY||US||25.08.2016|
||15025040||PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE||Brian HUSKINSON|
The invention provides an electrochemical cell based on a new chemistry for a flow battery for large scale, e.g., gridscale, electrical energy storage. Electrical energy is stored chemically in quinone molecules having multiple oxidation states, e.g., three or more. During charging of the battery, the quinone molecules at one electrode are oxidized by emitting electrons and protons, and the quinone molecules at the other electrode are reduced by accepting electrons and protons. These reactions are reversed to deliver electrical energy. The invention also provides additional high and low potential quinones that are useful in rechargeable batteries.
20160248136 METAL HYDRIDE-AIR (MH-AIR) BATTERY FOR LOW COST STORAGE APPLICATIONS||US||25.08.2016|
||14641168||CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||Ratnakumar V. BUGGA|
Metal hydride-air batteries and methods for their use are provided. An exemplary metal-hydride air battery includes an alkaline exchange membrane provided between the positive electrode and the negative electrode of the battery. The alkaline exchange membrane provides for transfer of hydroxide ions through the membrane. Optionally the alkaline exchange membrane limits transport of other species through the membrane.
20160248137 Power Generation System||US||25.08.2016|
||15032702||TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES||Jean-Baptiste CURIEN|
The invention relates to a power generation system comprising:—at least one renewable energy source (5),—a reversible fuel cell module (9) exhibiting a electrolysis functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) is powered by the renewable energy source (5) for generation of a combustible gas and a fuel cell functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) generates electricity from a combustible gas,—a high temperature heat storage (19) coupled to said reversible fuel cell module (9) for maintaining the reversible fuel cell module (9) in a operation temperature range in the electrolysis functioning mode,—a combustible gas storage (17) coupled to the reversible fuel cell module (9) for storing the combustible gas generated by the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the electrolysis functioning mode and for supplying the combustible gas to the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the fuel cell function mode, where the reversible fuel cell module (9) is encapsulated by the high temperature heat storage (19).